Micromax's Yu Wants Developers to Build Android 6.0 ROMs for Its Smartphones

Micromax's Yu Wants Developers to Build Android 6.0 ROMs for Its Smartphones
Micromax's subsidiary Yu Televentures has announced a challenge for all ROM developers to come up with an AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Android M ROM for all Yu devices - Yureka, Yureka Plus, Yuphoria, and Yunique.

"We are beginning the YU developer challenge 6.0, which is to challenge all you know and come up with AOSP- Android M OS. We will support you with all the tools that may need during this process-Tutorial, guidance, devices....Anything that helps you accomplish this," the company said in an emailed statement.

The best ROM will be supported by the company as well as stable builds will be further worked by Yu. The company added that the top three ROMs for each category will win prizes with the top entry getting Rs. 1 lakh for each device, second entry getting Rs. 50,000 for each device, and third entry getting Rs. 25,000 for each device.

Developers participating have a December 10 submission deadline and will be given a testing period of two weeks.

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Yu has also listed some terms and conditions of the contest under which it clearly notes that they are not looking for CM ROMs. "Please submit AOSP Android-M bring-up with minimum hacks," said Yu. The company is allowing a single contributor to participate and will accept only one entry per team/ individual.

The company earlier this month started selling its handsets offline in partnership with Reliance Retail. Micromax, which initially launched Yu last year as an online-only brand, would now sell Yuphoria, Yureka Plus, and Yunique handsets across 30,000 retail outlets.

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