Micromax's Yu Yureka Set to Receive Lollipop-Based CM12S Update Soon

Micromax's Yu Yureka Set to Receive Lollipop-Based CM12S Update Soon

Micromax's Yu Yureka is set to soon receive its Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS update, CM12S, as indicated by Micromax Co-Founder and CEO.

According to Rahul Sharma, the CM12S update for the Yu Yureka has been submitted to Google for certification. Sharma however did not give an exact roll out date of the update. "Wanna thank all the beta testers and everyone involved, we are now in the final phase of Lollipop release. The software has been submitted to Google for approval today, and if all goes well the rollout should happen soon," he said on the Yu forum on Monday.

"Here is a little peek into what is going on under the hood. At YU, quality is a key focus and our partner, Cyanogen is equally committed to provide a robust software. We both work hard to ensure that the awesome new features are stable enough to provide the best user experience. However, with Lollipop it became a little more stringent and longer. Every set of errors took us back a few steps costing us few more days for the rollout. Now in the final stage, we cannot wait ourselves to ship it fast. We will keep you posted on the update," he added.

For now, neither Cyanogen or Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures have revealed what new features the CM12S update will bring for the Yu Yureka. Notably, Micromax and Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus had locked horns last year over an exclusivity agreement won by the domestic manufacturer to offer Cyanogen OS smartphones in India, as well as their updates. The issue has been closely watched by authorities. While initially it looked as if OnePlus would be unable to offer Cyanogen OS updates in India, OnePlus co-founder later confirmed an OTA update for CM12S would be made for Indian users as well.

Last week, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, on Twitter replied to a user that the CM12S update for the OnePlus One has already passed company's certification process and that the roll out is expected to begin within next few days. Notably, the CM12S update for the OnePlus One was supposed to roll out by March 30, while the company's own custom ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop - OxygenOS - was supposed to roll out on March 27. The company in the first week of April released the OxygenOS custom ROM for users to download and flash onto their OnePlus One smartphones.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good performance
  • Great camera
  • Highly customisable Cyanogen OS
  • LTE support
  • Bad
  • Average battery life
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2500mAh
OS Cyanogen OS 11
Resolution 720x1280 pixels

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