Micromax, YU and I: Meeting Rahul Sharma!

Micromax, YU and I: Meeting Rahul Sharma!

There are some people who charge into an office, as if wading into battle. Rahul Sharma is not one of them. The founder of Micromax and YU tends to ooze in quietly, a bit like PG Wodehouse’s iconic gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves. I had been waiting in the reception of Micromax’s head office in Gurgaon (near the Indian capital of Delhi) […]

 
     
 
 

Bolt Q324 is Micromax’s Latest Budget Android 4.4 KitKat-based Smartphone, Launched for Rs. 3,990

Bolt Q324 is Micromax’s Latest Budget Android 4.4 KitKat-based Smartphone, Launched for Rs. 3,990

India phone maker Micromax has always targeted budget consumers, and it’s now adding a new product to its portfolio for the same range of buyers. The new handset is called Bolt Q324, but company hasn’t officially launched the device, as it’s currently available on eBay only. Who knows, maybe once it becomes official, it won’t event have this name anymore. But before […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Micromax Canvas Selfie: Canvassing for the Selfie!

First Impressions: Micromax Canvas Selfie: Canvassing for the Selfie!

Yes, the Canvas Selfie is Micromax getting into Selfie land – as is fairly obvious from the name. And with a proper vengeance too. The company has launched phones with very powerful front facing cameras before (the Canvas Nitro had a 5.0-megapixel front facing camera while the Canvas Knight had a 8.0-megapixel one), but the company has pretty much thrown […]

 
     
 
 

Is Micromax Pulling a Samsung… on Samsung?

Is Micromax Pulling a Samsung… on Samsung?

Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it, George Santayana famously remarked. And well, we certainly got that feeling when we saw the battle between Samsung and Micromax in the Indian media today. It started off with some publications (including ours) carrying Canalys’ reports that Micromax had overtaken Samsung in the Indian smartphone market in the fourth quarter of […]

     
 
 

Samsung Loses Top Spot to Micromax as No.1 Smartphone Maker in India

Samsung Loses Top Spot to Micromax as No.1 Smartphone Maker in India

There seems to be no end to Samsung’s woes with their dwindling fortunes in the smartphone markets across the world. After losing to Xiaomi in Chinese smartphone market late last year and global top spot to Apple last month, the Korean giant has lost the top spot in India as well. Micromax, the local OEM biggie has ousted Samsung to […]

     
 
 

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 […]