We have heard several rumors about Micromax working on a Cyanogen Mod smartphone so far, and today, The domestic manufacturer has officially confirmed its association with Cyanogen Inc, while also introducing the ‘Yu’ brand of devices which will feature new Operating system developed by Cyanogen.
This new portfolio of devices will be retailed online, and thus you can expect them to be aggressively priced in India. To know more you won’t have to wait much longer as availability has been scheduled for December 2014!
“YU will be a game changer brand in India. Disruption has to be the name of the game and with this partnership, we are raising the bar again and rewriting the rules. As YU is envisioned to build an ecosystem of connected devices and offer a differentiated user experience, we will engage directly with consumers. We strongly feel that CYANOGEN is the right partner to help us deliver a differentiated experience in the mobile ecosystem, we are together committed to challenge the limits of possibility and create a new world. “, said Rahul Sharma, co founder of Micromax Mobiles
Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc stated, “We’re excited about this partnership as we share a common vision around a powerful user-focused mobile experience. It’s only the beginning as the partnership unfolds. Micromax + Cyanogen = revolution. Stay tuned for many awesome new innovations that will arise from this collaboration.”
Micromax YU smartphone will be here right in time to greet OnePlus One, another CyanogenMod running phone expected to arrive in India in December. A light Android ROM from Cynogen will definitely be appealing, especially on budget Android phones.
Google has also done several things right with the new Material design and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Stock Android is prettier and handier than ever before and is in a great position to challenge all third party options.