Opinion

Samsung has 99 problems but being the largest smartphone brand in India isn’t one

By on February 5, 2015 at 2:29 PM.

Samsung has 99 problems but being the largest smartphone brand in India isn’t one

Earlier this week, hell froze over when a market research report claimed Micromax had toppled Samsung to become India's largest smartphone vendor. Samsung was quick to refute the report, throwing another report that claimed it was the de facto smartphone leader in the country - at least twice the size of its nearest competition in volume and four times by value. This wasn't the first time as last August another market research firm had made the same claims, which were similarly rubbished by SamsungMore →
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Samsung India rubbishes report, maintains its smartphone market share is “more than double” of Micromax

By on February 4, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

Samsung India rubbishes report, maintains its smartphone market share is “more than double” of Micromax

Last night research firm Canalys released a report on the Indian smartphone market, claiming that Micromax had overtaken Samsung as the biggest smartphone maker in India. Quite unsurprisingly, Samsung India has issued a statement rubbishing the report. More →
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Cyanogen co-founder speaks up on OnePlus and Yu Yureka battle in India

By on January 20, 2015 at 8:12 PM.

Cyanogen co-founder speaks up on OnePlus and Yu Yureka battle in India

OnePlus’ debut in the Indian market has been anything but smooth, and the company is currently embroiled in a court battle with Micromax after it turned out that Cyanogen entered into an exclusive agreement with the latter while offering its software to the Chinese brand. Micromax filed a complaint of alleged infringement as it owns exclusive rights to use the Cyanogen software in the country. Stuck in the middle of this battle is Cyanogen, and founder Steve Kondik has spoken to Android Central shedding some light on the ongoing saga. More →
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Alert! Micromax accused of covertly installing apps on its phones

By on January 17, 2015 at 4:39 PM.

Alert! Micromax accused of covertly installing apps on its phones

Smartphone OEMs have long been criticized for placing bloatware on their handsets. But those set of applications are typically shipped with the handset and do not get installed after you have purchased the device. Indian smartphone manufacturer Micromax, however, is now being accused of covertly installing third party apps on users’ handsets. A reddit user Redddc25 has revealed that his entry level handset Canvas Fire (model number A093) was suddenly loaded with applications he didn’t install. More →
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Micromax Canvas Hue launched for Rs 10,999, featuring AMOLED HD display, Gorilla 3 protection, and 3,000mAh battery: Specifications and features

By on January 12, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

Micromax Canvas Hue launched for Rs 10,999, featuring AMOLED HD display, Gorilla 3 protection, and 3,000mAh battery: Specifications and features

Micromax has today launched an affordable smartphone called the Canvas Hue. The smartphone is priced at Rs 10,999 and will go on sale via ecommerce sites and retail stores later this week on January 16. More →
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Micromax Canvas Tab P470 voice calling tablet launched for Rs 6,999: Specifications and features

By on December 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM.

Micromax Canvas Tab P470 voice calling tablet launched for Rs 6,999: Specifications and features

After launching the Canvas Nitro A311, Indian smartphone maker Micromax has today launched the Canvas Tab P470. The voice calling tablet is priced at Rs 6,999 and will be available in leading stores from tomorrow. More →
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Micromax YU Cyanogen-powered smartphones to be unveiled in India on December 18

By on December 11, 2014 at 3:59 PM.

Micromax YU Cyanogen-powered smartphones to be unveiled in India on December 18

The forthcoming Micromax YU smartphone series has been in the news for many reasons. Micromax's exclusive partnership with Cyanogen for the 'YU' brand, created ripples during the OnePlus One launch in India. Now, the company has sent us a pres invite revealing that the Yu series of smartphones will be launched in India on December 18.  More →
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Micromax Canvas Xpress to launch exclusively on Flipkart on December 8, priced at Rs 6,999: Specifications and features

By on December 5, 2014 at 5:47 PM.

Micromax Canvas Xpress to launch exclusively on Flipkart on December 8, priced at Rs 6,999: Specifications and features

Micromax is set to launch a new smartphone next week on December 8 called the Canvas Xpress. The entry-level smartphone is priced at Rs 6,999 and will be on sale exclusively via Flipkart. More →
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Cyanogen announces exclusive partnership with Micromax in India, forgets about OnePlus One

By on November 28, 2014 at 3:41 PM.

Cyanogen announces exclusive partnership with Micromax in India, forgets about OnePlus One

Looks like Cyanogen's relationship with Micromax is going way beyond just building the Themes app for them. Cyanogen today announced an exclusive partnership with Micromax for its YU brand of devices, which will launch next month. More →
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Micromax Canvas Tab P666 Intel-powered 8-inch tablet launched, priced at Rs 10,999: Specifications and features

By on November 26, 2014 at 2:29 PM.

Micromax Canvas Tab P666 Intel-powered 8-inch tablet launched, priced at Rs 10,999: Specifications and features

Micromax has today announced its partnership with Intel, and has also launched its first device powered by an Intel processor — Canvas Tab P666. The 8-inch tablet is priced at Rs 10,999 and will go on sale later this week on November 29. More →
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