Yu Yureka getting Android Lollipop/Cyanogen OS 12 via OTA


One of the best US$150 phones that we’ve had the pleasure of testing has been the Yureka from Micromax subsidiary Yu.

Akin to the OnePlus One, the Yureka was launched with Cyanogen OS out of the box, running Android v4.4 KitKat. Just a couple of days after the OnePlus One received the critical Cyanogen OS 12S update, it is Yureka’s turn to get some Lollipop goodness.

The announcement was made by Micromax boss Rahul Sharma on the Yu forums. The update is being rolled out to Yureka handsets in phases as usual, so there might be a while to go before every device gets the OTA notification. We checked for updates on our unit of the Yureka, and unfortunately there was nothing on there yet. Guess we’ll have to wait a couple of days before getting the update!

Here’s what Sharma said on the forums:

Hey Guys

Just 2 days back we submitted the certification for Lollipop and the good news is that it’s signed and sealed. The roll out begins NOW.

Yes, the wait is over and after a long toil for perfection, the team will roll it out in phases over the next 3 days. With a whole new world of features that include highly customized extra theming options, CyanogenMail, Exchange support, multiple account integration and so much more beyond the existing goodness of Android Lollipop, L is sweeter than you thought. Delighted to say that, every element of visual, motion and interaction design is flawless, for you guys deserve nothing less.

Loving the L experience (sharing some screenshots). Go ahead, it’s time for Cyanogen OS 12, look forward to hearing from you!”

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The said screenshots are attached and for you to see. Do check out our review of the Yu Yureka!

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