“Project Caesar” the successor of Yu Yureka launching this April In India with CyanogenMod 12 preloaded
Yu Yureka has already created lots of hype since it was introduced first in December 2014. Indian users also gave full response to Yu Yureka flash sale which started on 13th January exclusively via Amazon and since then the device has been selling very good every week . The device has got huge success for a 64-bit octa core processor, 5.5′ 720p display with CyanogenMod OS pre-installed and guaranteed updates from CyanogenMod team until the hardware is capable of handling the new iteration of android coming every year. All this at a attractive price of Rs.8999/-
After the huge response Yu Yureka has got, Micromax Yu team has geared up for the next release and it’s announced as Project Ceasar. Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma spoke in length about the bringing up of Yu and the reason they went after custom ROM’s.
Sharma says,”“Micromax already had tailwind behind it and were growing in numbers month after month, quarter after quarter. We were thinking about what’s next and we wanted to target a different set of users – the tech natives and digital natives – the nerds. They want to customize their phones. What were we doing for them? And with that thought YU was born”
“If it was just about getting into online sales we would not have gone to the extent of custom ROM’s and things like that,” he continues.
The next venture Project Caesar comes with CyanogenMod 12 which is the CM team’s custom modification of Android Lollipop. CyanogenMod 12 is right now just the pure version of Android stock Lollipop with the addition of theme engine recently. Still it hasn’t incorporated the main customization features which is also known as the Interface mode in CyanogenMod. This part contains the main goodies that the CM is famed for and would be incorporated as incremental updates which is the very reason why Yureka team has tied up with Cyanogen.
Though there is no word about the technical specifications of the phone it is obviously expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon variant chipsets. The Mediatek chipsets should be out of question here as only a few devices using Mediatek chipsets have received Lollipop updates and Lollipop is still a work in progress by Mediatek.
So on that note expect another big specification device at a nominal rate from the Yureka team which is striving to offer users the whole new geeky experience.