Yu takes a dig at Mi, teases Lollipop update for the Yureka


The Yu Yureka is a well rounded phone that comes with Cyanogen OS and doesn’t cost much. In the review of the Yureka, we also found out that it has a decent camera and WiFi performance, among other findings.

Moments back, Yu shared a photo on their social media streams that talked about the phone’s impending update to Android Lollipop. It’ll be Cyanogen OS 12 since the phone runs a version of Cyanogen OS 11 right now.

If you aren’t yet aware, Cyanogen OS is the commercial flavour of the popular 3rd party community ROM known as CyanogenMod. Despite sharing the OS with the OnePlus One, the prime competitors for Yu and the Yureka remain to be phones from Xiaomi (Mi) which happen to be priced in a range closer to the Yureka.

That’s perhaps why Yu decided to take a bit of a dig at their Chinese counterpart, which just released a couple new devices including the Redmi 2 and the Mi Pad in India. According to Yu, the Lollipop update will be out by this month followed by a new device launch in the month of April.

READ: Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review

The first Yu was found to be a Coolpad F2 4G rebrand, wonder what the next Yureka will bring for the market.

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22 Comments

  1. sai bhagavan
    March 14, 2015

    might be cool pad 5g rebrand..:p

  2. Vijay Sud
    March 14, 2015

    Yureka a rebraded Coolpad F2 rebrand might be..but Yu have done a good job with OS..and at IRN 8999..it is the best in class phone…only Yu have ro take care of availability..at this price.. they could sell Millions of pieces instantly.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      March 14, 2015

      should shift a few to Pakistan plz!

  3. Raul
    March 14, 2015

    This is GizChina why do we keep getting news about Indian phones?

    • BaigAndroid@gmail.com
      March 14, 2015

      Because YASH GARG is Indian

      • Muhammad Yasir
        March 14, 2015

        BUT … i also want chinese+indian phones in PAKISTAN!

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          March 15, 2015

          I think you just want super cheap phones and don’t really care where they come from as long as they are super cheap. Am I wrong?

          • Muhammad Yasir
            March 16, 2015

            as long as they’re quality and good !
            but i have a thing for chinese products (they’re our most dearest allies)

      • Raul
        March 15, 2015

        yeah so? people outside India or that region, don’t have access to Indian phones

        • balcobomber25
          March 17, 2015

          India is the second biggest market for Chinese phones, it would be foolish of Gizchina to completely ignore this fact. Not to mention there are a number of users here who live in India. Just like they report about Blu phones for those living in the US.

    • Vijay Sud
      March 14, 2015

      This would also be..because of the quantum of market size..after China, soon India will be 2nd largest smart phone market and surely there will be more Indian phone news.

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        March 14, 2015

        The difference is nobody outside of India wants Indian phones where as Chinese phones are slowly but surely building a international fan base.

        • tarun
          March 15, 2015

          Heard of Xiaomi planning to setup assembly line in India?

          • Raul
            March 15, 2015

            Yeah but Xiaomi aren’t Indian and they actually have a fan base of international users unlike Indian manufactures

            • Ga Ja
              March 16, 2015

              Don’t read the India specific news!

      • Raul
        March 15, 2015

        yeah but most people come to GizChina for Chinese Smartphone related news

    • Shashank
      March 15, 2015

      Raul why you have a problem with that, their are Indian fan also

  4. Airyl
    March 14, 2015

    Yu needs to take some insult classes from OnePlus. Oh wait………

  5. trapchan
    March 14, 2015

    thats actually a good ads. shame on you shao mee …

  6. joe mont
    March 14, 2015

    Its got a tiny battery compared to the Xiaomi.

  7. I19
    March 15, 2015

    The name Gizchina doesn’t mean that it is exclusive to china. It consists the latest news of the trends in mobile world and much more. By the time you are writing your opinion thousands of people from all over the world will be watching gizchina for tech news. It is only that you have to make your thinking for the bigger world.

  8. balcobomber25
    March 17, 2015

    I have no experience with this brand so maybe someone who does can answer, does Yu have good support? I know with all of my Xiaomi devices they are updated every single week. I would much rather have a near bug free version of an older Android platform than the newest one which might never be updated.