Micromax’ first phone released under the Yu brand launched today in India, bringing solid specs and Cyanogen at a price tag of approximately $140.
A New Delhi court banned OnePlus from selling its One smartphone in India, at the request of local manufacturer Micromax. The reason? Micromax has an exclusive deal with Cyanogen that prevents any other company from selling Cyanogen-powered devices in India, including OnePlus.
Things are winding down for the end of the year in the technology world, but we still had some hot topics to discuss this week. HTC finally made its new mid-ranger Desire 620 official, another episode of the OnePlus/Cyanogen saga went down, we learned that the Nexus 5 could be close to retirement, Google updated a ton of its apps and released Lollipop for Android Wear devices, and we heard some interesting rumors about Samsung’s upcoming A7 and E7 smartphones.
Cyanogen clarifies its clarification about OnePlus One OTA updates in India. Bottom line, regional devices sold directly in India won’t get any updates.
Good news for those of you upset about the OnePlus/Cyanogen scandal… Cyanogen reassures us that your One will continue to get updates!
This week we talk about a theming contest everyone can try, Samsung getting sued again, 10 new Chromecast and Nexus Player apps, and more Android apps news!
Cyanogen has announced a a design contest for its new Themes app. The winners will receive some cool swag and a free phone.
Cyanogen has announced a deal to bring its customized Android OS to a new Micromax smartphone, a substantial player in the Indian handset market.
The CyanogenMod 11 M12 Snapshot is flash ready and available for download for a wide variety of devices. Users can download it directly from the CyanogenMod website.
Today, CyanogenMod announced Nextbit which automatically syncs your apps across devices so you can continue what you were doing on any device!