Micromax continues being inspired by OnePlus; Sets up discussion forum

Micromax first snatched CyanogenMod’s support from OnePlus for the Indian market a few days back. Today, it’s been learnt that Yu, Micromax’s subsidiary which will be working with CyanogenMod, set up a forum for discussion very much in the OnePlus fashion.


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OnePlus had started off last December with its own forum at forums.oneplus.net. The company used the discussion board to build hype and gather a massive audience before finally launching the product — the OnePlus One — in April the following year. Micromax, or Yu rather, seems to be keen on following OnePlus’ footsteps, and has bought the domain yuplaygod.com for the main site, while the forums will be built at forum.yuplaygod.com. The story first appeared at iGyaan.in.

Both of the links are yet to go live. Given that OnePlus has already started operations in India, we don’t believe it’ll be too long before Micromax has the sites up and running for people to start talking about the Yu phone. If you aren’t aware, Micromax’s Yu will be launching a phone with CyanogenMod pre-installed, to be the first Indian company to do so. There’s no info on the specifications set yet, but what we can say is that whatever the Micromax/Yu duo launches would certainly be affordable.

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  1. Andy
    December 3, 2014

    What’s next? Being inspired by OnePlus for selling a smartphone via the internet? Like OnePlus invented the forum.

    • December 3, 2014

      Agreed, and Micromax hardly snatched CM away. I think Micromax and making all the right moves to be taken seriously.

      • Sean
        December 3, 2014

        Think what he’s saying Andi is that a discussion forum is not unique to Oneplus. So there not being inspired they are just conducting business as usual and how the market dictates. I understand we like Oneplus around here but there is no need to jam them into a headline about Micromax. When Oneplus emerged with its forum I dont remember any comparisons being drawn to companies who have had discussion forums before Oneplus.

        • December 3, 2014

          Sean I was agreeing with Andy. A forum is standard for any reputable phone company. it’s not a OnePlus exclusive. Sorry I wasn’t clear

    • MexiDroid
      December 3, 2014

      I hope they dont get inspire by the invite system xD

  2. Sanket Uchil
    December 6, 2014

    Invite System is one featured that One plus users hate. Micromax won’t follow that and the phone will be huge success. Yu will find out!