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. Also Read - Micromax to bring a budget phone with price likely under Rs 10,000: Check launch dateAlso Read - Micromax In 2b, In 2c in the works: Listed on Geekbench ahead of launch
The invite does not reveal much information except for the date of the unveil. The invite reads, “Since time travel is not an option, block your date for 18.12.2014. Play God” As mentioned above, Cyanogen has teamed up with Micromax in an exclusive tie-up where the former will only support Micromax s forthcoming YU smartphones. In other words, the company said that it will not support any other devices shipping to India running on Cyanogen. Also Read - 5 delayed smartphone launches in India due to COVID-19 in May 2021
This raised many questions about Cyanogen’s future with OnePlus One, since the latter s entry into India. To put rest to all confusion, Cyanogen finally said that the OnePlus One currently being sold via Amazon India will not be getting OTA updates. Their blog post read:
As we had pledged to our users, OnePlus One global devices will receive our OTA firmware updates. If a user in India purchased a OnePlus One global device in channels outside of India, they will receive our OTA firmware updates. However, this excludes OnePlus One regional devices sold directly in India. We are committed to our exclusive partnership in India with Micromax, which will be launching its first Cyanogen OS device under their new YU brand.
Meanwhile, Cyanogen announced its forthcoming Themes app that will debut on the YU smartphone. This app will act as a store for users to browse and download various themes for their phones.