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Micromax Canvas Infinity is a budget phone with a 2:1 display

Indian phone maker Micromax is taking some design cues from LG and Samsung for its latest smartphone. The Micromax Canvas Infinity has an ultra-wide (or tall) display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. But while the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 have similar widescreen displays, those are high-end phones with premium specs. The […]

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Yu Yutopia is a $375 smartphone with flagship-level specs

Indian phone maker Yu’s latest phone features a 5.2 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a 21MP Sony IMX230 rear camera. Basically the Yu Yutopia has some of the best specs available for an Android-powered phone in late 2015. But […]

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Yu launches Yureka Plus phone Cyanogen OS for India

Indian phone maker Micromax launched a subsidiary called Yu late last year, and partnered with Cyanogen Inc to offer phones with decent hardware and Android-based software at reasonably low prices. The first such phone was the Yureka: a $140ish smartphone with a 5.5 inch display, a quad-core processor, and a 720p display. Now Yu is […]

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Yu Yuphoria: An Indian mid-range phone with entry-level price ($110)

Micromax spin-off Yu launched its first smartphone about six months ago. It was notable for offering solid specs, a low-price tag, and Cyanogen OS software. Now Yu is launching a second phone. The Yu Yuphoria is smaller and cheaper than the Yureka, but it packs some serious power for a phone priced at just about $110. […]

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Lilbits (5-01-2015): Building (another) open handheld game console

The developers of the DragonBox Pyra are designing a handheld game console with a 5 inch, 720p screen, an ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a compact design, while still featuring game controller buttons and a QWERTY keyboard. The system is designed to be as open as possible, supporting GNU/Linux software. The project was unveiled over […]

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Yureka smartphone packs 64-bit CPU, Cyanogen OS for under $150

Indian smartphone maker Micromax has launched a new brand called Yu which aims to deliver high quality smartphones and entry-level prices thanks in part to a partnership with software maker Cyanogen. The first member of the Yu family is now available in India. The Yureka is a phone with a 5.5 inch screen, a quad-core […]

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Indian court bans OnePlus from selling phones with CyanogenMod

The makers of the OnePlus One announced plans recently to bring their smartphone to India. But while the version sold in most parts of the world features a custom version of Android developed by Cyanogen, OnePlus is working on a different Android-based operating system for its Indian customers. Still, the original plan had been to […]

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Micromax launches Android phones with Cyanogen software in India

Micromax, one of India’s biggest smartphone makers has introduced a new subsidiary called Yu Televentures which will begin selling Android phones with Cyanogen software in December. Cyanogen is the for-profit company founded by the core developers of CyanogenMod, one of the most popular custom ROMs based on Google’s Android Open Source project. The software includes most […]

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Lilbits (6-16-2014): Testing new Bay Trail gear

A number of new products featuring Intel Bay Trail processors are hitting the streets this summer, including Chromebooks, Windows tablets, Android tablets, and 2-in-1 systems. Thanks to some devices Asus and Acer loaned me, I’ll be testing some of each in the coming weeks. Today an Acer Switch 10 Windows 2-in-1, Asus C200 Chromebook, Asus […]

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Micromax X352 is a little phone with a big battery (to charge your tablet)

Have a smartphone that’s always running out of juice? You could carry around a spare battery (if your phone can use one), or an external battery pack. Or you could carry a second phone… the Micromax X352 is a small phone with basic functions and a big, 3000mAh battery. Not only does that provide long […]