The YU Yuphoria is a solid little budget phone launched around May this year, mostly for consumers in the Indian subcontinent market. YU Televentures is a spin-off from another brand already famous in India, which is Micromax, and initially targeted that specific market’s midrange space with the YU Yureka device. Now the Yuphoria is getting some much needed software love, bumping it to Cyanogen OS 12.1 – that’s Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to you.
From this new update, YU Yuphoria owners can expect a redesigned launcher, including re-imaginations of the Android App Drawer and folders access design. The new LiveDisplay feature gives your screen smart adjustments based on environmental lighting. More importantly though, YU (and Cyanogen) are adding more codec support for media – videos and music, so you can play more types of files.
Also, the OS’s audio app has been given a fresh clean look, which mirrors how it looks in the Yureka as well. Lastly, YU announces that this update contains a lot of tweaks that will give better responsiveness and performance to the device, including thermal control. The device’s Snapdragon 410 chipset is not prone to overheating (or is it?) but thermal control can only be good for this device.
The update is rolling out OTA for Yuphoria devices, so you should check your notifications for the update. The update will only be available for users in stock ROMs, obviously. The roll out is in waves and batches, so look out for it soon.