NEW DELHI: Micromax’s fully-owned subsidiary Yu Televentures has Thursday sold 10,000 Yureka smartphones on Amazon in just 3 seconds, for its third online sale after launching the Rs 8,999 device last month. In the month of February, YU is looking at ramping up the availability of the device and will put almost double the amount of devices for sale, the company said in a statement.
NEW DELHI: Micromax’s fully-owned subsidiary Yu Televentures will put 15,000 Yureka smartphones on Amazon today, for its second online sale after launching the Rs 8,999 device last month. The online sale will begin at 2 pm Thursday and people with pre-registration will be able to buy the device. In the second round of sale today, the consumers who had registered to buy YUREKA before January 13, will remain pre-registered and can take part in the sale just the same as last time, the company said.
New Delhi: It was Micromax vs Xiaomi on retail websites on Tuesday, with both running successful flash sales of smartphones on e-commerce sites at the same time. In terms of customer satisfaction, Xiaomi buyers not only picked up more devices but also experienced hassle-free transactions. Micromax’s wholly-owned unit Yu Televentures, which introduced Yureka smartphones on Tuesday, offered and sold out 10,000 devices priced at Rs 8,999 each within three seconds on Amazon.
NEW DELHI: Micromax’s fully-owned subsidiary Yu Televentures will put about 10,000 Yureka smartphones on Amazon, for its first online sale after launching the Rs 8,999 device last month. Online sale will begin at 2 pm and people who were able to pre-register on December 19, will be able to buy the device. This move has peeved a number of customers who wanted to buy the device but weren’t able to register last month as the registration process closed within minutes due to what the company called an ‘overwhelming response’.
NEW DELHI: Yu, a subsidiary of India’s second-largest smartphone maker Micromax, will put up for sale 10,000 units of its 4G device ‘Yureka’ as part of maiden sale on January 13. Yu had unveiled the device last month and said it will be priced at Rs 8,999. “We saw unprecedented response with over three lakh registrations. Registrations were to be open till 25th December. However, owing to the mega response they had to be closed a day earlier,” Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma told PTI.
(Update on December 26: OnePlus can resume imports and sales in India. The Delhi High Court has set aside a previous order that barred the Chinese smartphone maker from selling handsets based on the Cyanogen operating system in the country, according to the Economic Times. Original post from December 17 is unchanged below.) Chinese phone maker OnePlus has been barred by the Delhi High Court from selling, marketing, or importing phones in India. The dispute centers around OnePlus using Cyanogenmod’s version of Android, which is licensed exclusively in India by rival phone brand Micromax.
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today reserved its verdict on the plea of Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology Co Ltd which has challenged the order restraining it from selling its devices in India for allegedly infringing the exclusive rights of Micromax with respect to use of Cyanogen software and trademark.
NEW DELHI: Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology Co. Ltd today told the Delhi high court that its version of the Cyanogen operating system (OS) is different from the one that Micromax has an exclusive licence to for use in India. Shenzhen was recently restrained by the High Court from selling its devices in India on Gurgaon-based phonemaker Micromax Informatics Ltd’s plea that its exclusive rights were being infringed by the Chinese company.
Indian phone maker Micromax launched its newest – and perhaps most important – smartphone in India this afternoon. Priced at US$142 (INR 8,999), the Micromax Yureka is the first phone from the company to be based on the CyanogenMod version of Android. The new Yureka will be available for pre-registration on Amazon India from tomorrow, December 19, and the sale is expected to start sometime January 2015.
China’s OnePlus launched in India today, pricing the 64GB version of the OnePlus One phone at INR 21,999, which is US$355. It runs CyanogenMod’s version of Android 4.4. It’s available exclusively on Amazon India. OnePlus’ entry into India comes five months after Xiaomi first ventured into the country. The launch of the OnePlus One looked in peril late last week when it emerged – much to the apparent surprise of OnePlus itself – that CyanogenMod has an exclusive partnership in India with homegrown phone maker Micromax.
Just when Amazon India and OnePlus One were gearing up for the release of One’s phone, Cyanogen, the Android ROM developer, has announced an exclusive deal with Indian Smartphone manufacturer Micromax. According to the deal, Micromax will be the sole copyright holder of CyanogenMod based smartphones.
The Indian tablet market reported a strong third quarter, clocking 8 per cent growth over the previous quarter. Tablet makers shipped 0.94 million units in the third quarter of 2014, said International Data Corporation (IDC). In the previous quarter (Q2), tablet market shipments in India stood at 0.86 million (mn), a 9 per cent growth over the first quarter of the year.
NEW DELHI: Micromax Informatics on Wednesday appointed Amarinder S Dhaliwal, former co-founder and chief executive of Donebynone.com, as the Chief Operating Officer for its new Internet brand, YU. Dhaliwal will work closely with Rahul Sharma, co-founder Micromax, to build an innovative digital brand that engages directly with the user community, the company said in a statement.
AV vendors, in fierce competition for users, should remember that cooperation is key in fighting malware, a top Microsoft security official said Friday. Data sharing between vendors has resulted in a drop in the overall number of malware families affecting computers, said Dennis Batchelder, director of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, at a conference of the Association of Antivirus Asia Researchers in Sydney.
Last week, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and Apple’s new iPhone 6 models arrived in India. Everyone aspires to buy either of these premium phones, but not many can afford one, and hence, look forward to low-cost alternatives. The majority of Indian consumers are more interested in value-for-money, which is why several Indian and Chinese phone makers are challenging the likes of Nokia, Samsung, HTC, and LG in the sub-US$400 (INR25,000) category in India. They’re promising premium-feel phones for half the usual price tag.
India’s budget smartphone market is now being blessed with Google’s new Android One program that was first detailed last month. Google has already partnered with three local phone-makers – Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice – to introduce Android One devices at prices starting from INR6,399 (US$105). All three unveiled a device each and made them available through leading ecommerce sites in India.
India has been a through and through Nokia country until recently when the smartphone revolution slayed the feature phone giant from Finland. It was only in the second quarter of 2014 that Nokia was dethroned for the first time as the top feature phone supplier in India by homegrown phone-maker Micromax. But now, a new star from Finland has just arrived with its smartphone, Jolla.
NEW DELHI: Smartphone chipmaker MediaTek will leverage its Android One partnership with Google and use India as a springboard to scale up its presence in the developed markets of US and Europe, where rival Qualcomm has a dominant position. As part of a broader plan with Google, an array of smartphones, including those supporting LTE, a standard for highspeed mobile data, will be launched in India as the associated network develops towards the beginning of next year, Mohit Bhushan, vice president and general manager, US corporate marketing for MediaTek, told ET.
NEW DELHI: Micromax, India’s second largest samrtphone player, Tuesday partnered with state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to drive data growth in the country. Under this partnership, Micromax and BSNL will extend unique reverse bundling handset offers of free data usage of up to 2GB per quarter to the Indian consumers.
Google announced the first three smartphones that will be part of Android One, the company’s initiative to bring affordable Android smartphones to developing markets. Each of the three devices, manufactured by Micromax, Spice and Karbonn, has a 4.5-inch display and will first ship in India. The phones will also come to Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka by the end of the year; Google said it would make Android One available in more countries next year.