Micromax Responds to Adware Accusations; Promises Quick Resolution

Micromax Responds to Adware Accusations; Promises Quick Resolution

Just a couple of days back, some users of Indian smartphone giant, Micromax, were up in arms on web forums alleging the company to be serving crapware on their mobile handsets. The issue was first reported on a Reddit thread, where the user claimed that Micromax is automatically installing several apps without his consent. The company has now issued a […]

     
 
 

Users Accuse Micromax of Installing Adware on its Devices

Users Accuse Micromax of Installing Adware on its Devices

I firmly believe that when we buy a tech product and we pay entirely for it, then it should be ours in totality and we should be allowed to do whatever we want with it. That’s why I never liked gadgets that come preloaded with a bunch of bloatware, because I was feeling that my product was somehow altered. But […]

     
 
 

Micromax Unveils 5-inch Canvas Hue: 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, 3000 mAh Battery, 8MP Camera for 10,999 Rs

Micromax Unveils 5-inch Canvas Hue: 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, 3000 mAh Battery, 8MP Camera for 10,999 Rs

Micromax has announced the launch of the newest Canvas Hue Android smartphone in India which continues the foray into the low-end segment of the market. Micromax says the new device is ‘designed for the astute new age consumer‘, featuring a 5-inch AMOLED HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone gets launched at a price of 10,999 Rs, which puts it in direct […]

     
 
 

Lenovo A6000 4G LTE Smartphone Takes on YU Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Lenovo A6000 4G LTE Smartphone Takes on YU Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Lenovo hasn’t had a shy presence at this year’s Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas (unlike Samsung, Sony or HTC), where they announced the new P90 and Vibe X2 Pro smartphones, their first smart band and a special selfie accessory. But that’s not all as the company had another new handset to be announced – the Lenovo A6000, which is […]

     
 
 

Yu Yureka Review: Yes, Yu Can!

Yu Yureka Review: Yes, Yu Can!

Seldom has a phone arrived in the Indian market with so much controversy. When Micromax announced its exclusive tie-up with Cyanogen (a company known for making a highly customized version of Android) and the launch of a new brand, YU, to represent it, the market had been buzzing in anticipation about what the devices under the new brand would be […]

 
     
 
 

Yureka Camera Review: Steady Performer!

Yureka Camera Review: Steady Performer!

A year ago, getting a good camera in a phone costing less than Rs 10,000 was considered a pipe dream. The Asus ZenFone 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 1S changed that perception, with cameras that delivered a very decent performance even though the devices in which they were featured did not cost a bomb. The result? Today, consumers expect decent cameras […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Yureka: Here’s looking at YU, Baby!

First Impressions: Yureka: Here’s looking at YU, Baby!

And we have YU. Pardon us, but the pun was just too hard to resist. Abandoning the word play, we have in our semi-frozen hands (it is two degrees in Delhi. Brrr…) the first fruit of the Micromax-Cyanogen union in India and of the YU brand that represents it, the Yureka. It was unveiled on December 18, and will go […]

 
     
 
 

OnePlus One Ban Lifted by High Court in India; Brands Cyanogen as ‘Villain’

OnePlus One Ban Lifted by High Court in India; Brands Cyanogen as ‘Villain’

OnePlus has been granted a breather by the Delhi High Court, which has lifted the ban imposed by the same court on December 16th. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog set aside the single judge’s order restraining Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology Co Ltd from selling its mobiles on the plea of Micromax, which had alleged that OnePlus is […]

     
 
 

Over to YU – Micromax’s New Brand Woos the Geeks with Cyanogen!

Over to YU – Micromax’s New Brand Woos the Geeks with Cyanogen!

“You know, 2014 will go down as the year in which Micromax got into Obama mode,” a friend of mine quipped as we talked into the hall for the launch of the company’s new brand, YU, and its first device. “Heavens! Why?” I asked. “Because this is the year, the company has gone about saying ‘yes, we can,” my friend […]

 
     
 
 

Micromax Yureka with CyanogenMod Announced for Rs.8,999, Will be Amazon Exclusive

Micromax Yureka with CyanogenMod Announced for Rs.8,999, Will be Amazon Exclusive

The much awaited smartphone from YU is here. Named Yureka, this is the first ever smartphone from Micromax’s new subsidiary which is aimed towards youth and sold solely online. Micromax has priced Yureka at Rs.8,999 (~$147) and will sell the phone exclusively on Amazon.in. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS display, and powered by an Octa-Core 64-bit […]