MICROMAX

  • Micromax Yureka smartphone goes on sale in India at Rs 8,999 January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Micromax's Yureka smartphone that was announced in December last year is now available for purchase in India. The phone is exclusively available on Amazon.in for Rs 8,999. The company put 10,000 units on sale that Amazon claims "flew fast". The phone is currently (at the time of writing...
  • Micromax plans up to $500 million IPO: Report January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Micromax Informatics, India's second-largest smartphone maker, plans to raise as much as $500 million through a stock market listing in its financial year beginning in April, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Saturday. Micromax, which entered the Indian handset market in 2008 with cheap large-screen phones, will sell a minority...
  • Ban on sale of OnePlus One handsets in India lifted by Delhi HC December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court lifted the December 16 ban on sale of OnePlus handsets embedded with Cyanogen software and asked its single judge who had passed the earlier order, to hear it afresh two weeks from now. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog while setting aside the single...
  • Micromax Yureka vs OnePlus One: Cyanogen has not been fair to both the companies, observes Delhi HC December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology 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...
  • Micromax launches Cyanogen-based Yureka smartphone at Rs 8,999 in India December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax has announced the launch of its first smartphone under the Yu brand. Named Yureka, the phone carries a price tag of Rs 8,999. The Micromax Yureka runs Cyanogen OS which is based on Android 4.4.4 operating system. According to Micromax, the Yureka will be one of the...
  • India's tablet market clocks strongest growth in Q3: Report November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fuelled by festive buying and strengthening commercial demand, India's tablet market reported its strongest third quarter growth so far during July-September 2014, said a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Friday. Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10 per cent making it a 0.94-million-unit...
  • Micromax announces new Yu brand targeted at the youth; plans to launch the first Yu smartphone next month November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's second largest smartphone maker Micromax unveiled a new range of devices under Yu brand, focussed on the fast growing segment of tech enthusiasts. A subsidiary of Micromax, Yu Televentures, has partnered Cyanogen to offer customised user experience to end users. The first handset will be launched next month. Details...
  • India can be a tough market for Google's Android One October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Google's ambitious move to address the fragmented Android ecosystem with its Anrdoid One devices will help in redefining the affordable smartphone segment, but the Indian market will be a tough call for the US-based tech giant, feels research firm IDC. Last month, Google launched Android One range of...
  • Is the Android One best value for your money? September 18, 2014

    The first Android One phones have arrived. Google has launched the first set of three phones under its Android One project in India at a price starting at Rs 6,299. The first Android One devices to be available in India are the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and the...
  • BSNL to offer free Internet access on select Micromax devices September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Micromax said it has partnered staterun telecom firm BSNL to offer free Internet access on select devices in a bid to drive data usage in the country. Under the partnership, BSNL will bundle free data usage of up to 2GB per quarter for 12 months on...
  • Why Google's Android One can change the smartphone market September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Google on Monday launched in India three Android One phones capable of Internet access at prices starting at Rs 6,299, as it looks to win customers in the world's fastest growing smartphone market with low prices and better quality software. Powered by Google's Android operating system, the handsets, made...
  • Android One users in India can soon watch YouTube videos offline September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: YouTube users in India will soon be able to save videos from the Googleowned service, making it possible to watch them offline, and the feature will eventually be available globally, the company said Monday. The feature will be available through the YouTube app on Google's new Android One smartphones...
  • Google's Android One phones come to India at Rs 6,299: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The first Android One phones have arrived. Google has launched the first set of three phones under its Android One project in India at a price starting at Rs 6,299. The first Android One devices to be available in India are the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V...
  • Google launches Android One phones in India, priced at Rs 6299 onwards September 15, 2014

    Update: Google's Android One phones come to India at Rs 6,299: Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno New Delhi: Google has launched the first smartphones under its Android One project in India, pricing them at around Rs 6,299 to capture the lowcost segment of the world's fastest growing...
  • Micromax launches the octacore Canvas Nitro smartphone in India at Rs 12,990 September 8, 2014

    New Delhi Micromax has launched its new smartphone the Canvas Nitro in India at Rs 12,990. The Micromax Canvas Nitro, to be available exclusively on eCommerce site Snapdeal, is powered by a 1.7 GHz Tru Octa Core processor and Android KitKat operating system. The handset features 5inch HD IPS...
  • Why Samsung is afraid of Android One September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Google's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up fastgrowing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets. Micromax Infomatics, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice Group are the first phone manufacturers to sign up for Google's...
  • Google expected to launch subRs 6000 Android One smartphones in India on September 15 September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is expected to launch its muchawaited sub$100 (around Rs 6,000) smartphones in India this month, which will further intensify competition in the booming multibillion dollar smart devices market here. According to an invite sent by the company, Google will make "an exciting new announcement" on September 15. Sources...
  • Micromax beats Apple in Indian tablet market: Report September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax has overtaken Apple and reached the second position in the tablet market in India in the second quarter with 14 percent marketshare, data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday. "Strong performance in Q2 2014 allowed Micromax to tip Apple to the second spot," an...
  • BCCI awards Micromax 201415 title sponsorship for Rs 18 crore August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Marketing Committee of the BCCI on Thursday awarded the Title Sponsorship for the International Series and Domestic Tournaments to be played in India during the 201415 season to Micromax Informatics Limited for an approximate fee of Rs 18 crore. According to a BCCI release, "The winning bid for...
  • Smartphone growth in India slips; Samsung still at top: Report August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India, the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific, is witnessing a weaker pace of growth at 84 per cent yearonyear compared to the triple digit expansion seen in the first quarter this year. During the AprilJune quarter, smartphone shipment in the world's second most populous market grew 84...
  • Micromax becomes the No.1 mobile phone seller in India, but Samsung still tops the Indian smartphone market August 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian budget smartphone maker Micromax has ousted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the leading brand in all types of mobile phones in the AprilJune quarter, grabbing a 16.6 percent market share, a recent research report showed. Samsung had 14.4 percent market share, down from 16.3 percent in the first quarter,...
  • Has Micromax dethroned Samsung as the king of mobile phones in India? August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax has unseated Samsung in India as the top handset seller in the second quarter of 2014, a study says. Conducted by technology market research firm Counterpoint Research, it says that with a 16.6 percent share of the mobile market, Micromax is followed by Samsung with a 14.4 percent...
  • Micromax launches a 32inch LED TV in India at Rs 16,490 July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Phone maker Micromax launched a 32inch LED TV which would be sold exclusively on ecommerce platform Snapdeal.com. This is the first time Micromax has entered into a strategic partnership with Snapdeal.com to launch its latest offering, the eretailer said in a statement. Priced at Rs 16,490, 32 inch LED TV...