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YUphoria and YUreka are getting CyanogenMod 12.1 nightly support

The YUphoria and YUreka are getting an update to CyanogenMod 12.1 nightlies if you are willing to accept the bugs that come with this build as your own. Both devices are basically Cyanogen OS phones from India made by Micromax subsidiary YU.


YU Yuphoria


Yuphoria is a mid-range device that competes with Moto G and other similarly constructed devices. Its nightly is codenamed lettuce and it brings about CyanogenMod 12.1, a custom ROM version based on Android 5.1. The ZIP archive measures 365MB.

The Yureka also has an update in the form of a 12.1 nightly codenamed tomato. This device has a more powerful Snapdragon 615 and a slightly larger price as well. Its nightly measures around 366B.

These two Yu devices run on Cyanogen out of the box which means that flashing a new CyanogenMod version will not make such a striking difference as it happens with changing TouchWiz or Sense UI for example.

The nightly builds are updated on a daily basis and bugs are sorted out as soon as they are signaled. Stability issues may appear if you do flash this nightly, so tread carefully.

Source: AndroidPolice

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Micromax launches YUphoria – Cyanogen OS mid-range smartphone – and fitness trackers YUFit and HealthYU

A new mid-range Cyanogen OS phone will soon start selling in India, and it is named YUphoria. Why this name, you ask? Because the device shares the same line with YUreka, another device already on the Hindu market.





Micromax is Cyanogen Inc’s exclusive partner in India, and it is responsible for the YU line which will include the Yuphoria device starting next month. The device itself will sell exclusively through Amazon and it will be clad in white/gold and black/silver. Under the hood you find a Snapdragon 410 chip, 2 GB of RAM, an 8MP snapper with f/2.2 aperture and a 2230 mAh battery. They’re all tucked in under the 5” LCD screen at 720p. It is basically the same as a Moto G device spec-wise.


yuphoria intro


The smartphone will run on Cyanogen 12 at launch and it will present Truecaller dialer support. Its release date is set for May 28th when it starts selling at $109 or Rs 6,999.


yu fitness trackers


This is not all from the YU line as Micromax also announced fitness tracking devices: HealthYU and YUFit. HealthYU has an advanced health sensor that you can carry in your pocket (?) and take out whenever you want to read your health data whereas YUFit is a smartband that will track activity via an OLED screen.


HealthYu also reads temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation and respiration and it syncs the data to most apps and devices out there. The smartband sells for $16 or Rs 999 whereas the pocked accessory has a $78 price tag or Rs 4,999. They both come out next month.

Source: India Times via AndroidPolice