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Micromax unveils YUreka Cyanogen smartphone for India

We mentioned yesterday that Micromax had taken Shenzhen OnePlus to court and won an injunction because Shenzhen was selling smartphones in India that ran Cyanogen. Micromax had set up a deal with the US developers of Cyanogen that allows it to sell smartphones with the OS exclusively. The resulting injunction forced Shenzhen to remove its devices from Indian stores.

Micromax wins temporary injunction against Shenzhen OnePlus in India

A legal battle was fought recently in India with a Delhi high court granting Micromax Informatics Ltd a temporary injunction this week against Chinese smartphone maker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology Co Ltd. The court barred OnePlus from marketing, selling, and shipping OnePlus mobile phones in India that bear the Cyanogen mark.

Cyanogen won’t update OnePlus Ones bought in India

It seems that Cyanogen, Inc., the commercial entity spun out of CyanogenMod's core developers (and not the open source CyanogenMod community itself) is flip flopping a bit on the issue of OTA updates on the OnePlus One in India. After reassuring OnePlus One fans and owners that it will continue to roll out updates worldwide, even in India, it now clarifies a caveat that it failed to mention before. It won't be updating Indian OnePlus One devices.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Dec. 7, 2014

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday far behind us, it's time to take stock of the spoils of war. This week, we got bombarded with a lot of sales and promos, particularly on the entertainment side of things. A lot of new games have also entered Google Play Store and that is what we're turning our attention to in this latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from December 1 to December 7, 2014. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right Android is certainly not lacking in JRPGs, both old school and totally new. Kemco is one of the more popular names when it comes to flooding Google Play Store with new titles, and their latest Revenant Saga puts a slight twist by introducing 3D battles in an otherwise purely 2D game. When it comes to old school though, Square Enix is right up there and it has just bestowed Android with yet another Dragon Quest game, Dragon Quest III. Unfortunately, it comes with the notorious Square Enix price tag. Games of high visual caliber aren't exactly that many on our mobile platform, so when games like Godfire: Rise of Prometheus arrives, we take notice. It's like God of War, but on a smartphone. And without physical controls. On the other hand, button mashing and heavy swiping shouldn't be a problem for Shadowrun: Dragonfall, as its turn-based battles and deep story plot makes this cyberpunk-meets-fantasy RPG a refreshing change. If you haven't been able to decide on what game you'll want to spend your time on, check out Google's own pick for the top games this year. Be sure to also check out our Gaming tag portal for our own selection of new, updated, and sometimes weird games in the market. [youtube 8X92EKqM0ZY] Nexus and Android Lollipop Google and OEMs continue to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop to devices around the world, but things hit a bit of a snag this week. Though it doesn't really change the status quo, Google updated its support pages to explicitly mention that they are not to blame for delays in releases. While the Nexus promise of two weeks for Android releases still stand, Google passes the buck to carriers for any delays in rolling those out. Of course, that only applies to Nexus and Google Play Edition devices purchased from carriers, while those sold through Google Play Store remain favored. This week also saw the surprising appearance of Android 5.0.1, a maintenance release seemingly targeted at Nexus tablets, including the Nexus 9, the 2013 Nexus 7 (WiFi), and the Nexus 10. On the other hand, Android 5.0 has started its descent on the Samsung Galaxy S5, starting in Poland, and finally arrives on the GPE variants of the HTC One (M7) and M8. Cyanogen, OnePlus, and India A drama that was unfolding a week ago finally came to ahead this week. After several leaks and rumors, both Cyanogen, Inc. and OnePlus confirmed and announced their respective thrusts to take the Indian market. For Cyanogen, however, this was revealed to be an exclusive deal with local OEM Micromax. Shocked and dismayed, OnePlus announced that they would continue to support the OnePlus One in India, even without Cyanogen's help. Cyanogen later clarified that its exclusive partnership with Micromax doesn't mean that it has abandoned the OnePlus One in India and that owners would continue to receive OTA updates. That said OnePlus' plans to develop a non-Cyanogen Android OS of their own seems to remain still on track. Apps [youtube DZs4BMc1CBw] This week was not without its interesting apps. Mixing humor with mobile devices, McDonalds Canada released a Fry Defender app that would protect your golden brown sticks from would be thieves. AirDroid releases version 3 of its app that lets you control your smartphone from a desktop or laptop, and with it new standalone Windows and Mac clients that will free AidDroid from the shackles of a browser. Cannibal Open Touch joins the custom Android recovery party by offering a fully touch-optimized and themable tool based on the popular ClockworkMod Recovery. A new app from Digital Turbine called Ignite was discovered to bypass Android's security safeguards and install apps without your knowledge or permission, all for the sake of carrier or OEM bloatware. And last but by no means least, Google releases its selection of the best Android apps for 2014.

Cyanogen clarifies OnePlus situation in India

Those who have been following the latest mobile developments in India might have noticed a small drama unfolding. Chinese startup OnePlus has just targeted the sub-continent but, at the same time, Cyanogen, Inc, who develops the OnePlus One's software, struck up an exclusive deal with Indian OEM Micromax. After some speculation, as well as a blog post from OnePlus, the Android ROM maker is now clearing the air and explaining how things will proceed.

OnePlus starts working on new Android flavor for OnePlus One

So much to say about the OnePlus One. Time-limited pre-orders for the new smartphone have opened and production of the Bamboo StyleSwap Cover stopped. Pre-order was actually flooded so OnePlus decided to open another one mid-November. We knew the phone will be available in India and will be expanding to sub-continent and that phone will be available exclusively on Amazon.in this December 2. However, we also heard news that Cyanogen tied up a deal in India with Micromax, leaving OnePlus in the dark.

Cyanogen Themes app lets you design your dream phone look

Cyanogen, Inc., the company formed from CyanogenMod's core developers, have announced their latest "commercial" endeavor. Following the Nextbit Baton app and service and the partnership with India's Micromax, Cyanogen is revealing its Themes app that will let users of smartphones running Cyanogen OS customize their device to their heart's content and their artistic tastes. There is also the new Themes Studio for uploading and publishing themes to grow a theming community around the Android-based operating system.

Cyanogen ties up deal in India with Micromax

Cyanogen, makers of the hugely popular CyanogenMod version of Android, has now tied up a second deal to sell its firmware on a phone made by gadget manufacturer Micromax, one of the biggest names in smartphones and devices in India. CyanogenMod is known for its minimalist approach, its Android interface and features tweaked for performance, and the lack of bloatware so prevalent in Android versions put out by leading manufacturers.

Cyanogen teases Scramble PIN Layout, Lollipop port starts [CORRECTION]

Do you ever get that feeling of someone watching you as you try to tap in your PIN code on your smartphone, trying to guess the pattern you make and therefore the digits you type in? Such knowledge would be handy in case said mysterious onlookers have plans to divest you of your device. If so, worry no longer. Cyanogen, Inc. has devised a new unlock feature that will mix up those numbers every time you try to unlock your phone, causing confusion for the would-be thief. And maybe even for you.

Nextbit Baton syncs all apps, data, available on CyanogenMod

When you have multiple mobile devices, languishing batteries aren't your only concern. Keeping your apps and their data in sync across all those devices is always a pain in one's extremities. Some apps can manage that for you, but not all of them. Google has app backups and syncing, but not all Android apps partake of that either. Fortunately, a solution might just be around the corner in the form of Nextbit's Baton. And it will be available in beta as a Cyanogen exclusive.
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