Micromax Yureka with CM11 and 64 bit CPU

Soon after Cyanogen announced that they stopped updating the OnePlus One in India, Micromax revealed their new phone, the Yureka.


This device stands at the borderline between mid-range and high-end android terminals. It sports a 5.5″ 1280×720 IPS display, 2GB of RAM, the brand new Snapdragon 615 SoC(1.5 GHz Octa core CPU and Adreno 405) and runs CyanogenMod 11. It should receive an update to CM12 in the following months to fully take advantage of the optimisation the OS brings to 64 bit CPUs. The camera configuration on this device doesn’t look bad, either. The main camera is a Sony IMX135 13MP sensor capable of autofocus, and the front facing one should snap amazing selfies, at 5MP.
In terms of connectivity, the device supports dual SIM and 4G/LTE. Its storage capacity is 32 GB which can pe be expanded with a MicroSD card.


This may come as a surprise, but the phone is priced at 8,999 RP, the equivalent of $140. It is an Amazon exclusive offer, however.
Personally, I am impressed with the specification and the price. The design seems to me a little conservative, however this is after all a matter of personal preference. I look forward to seeing this phone perform in real life.


How to control your phone with a PC

Many people drop their phones and sometimes their touchscreen becomes unusable due to the damage. If you are one of those people or you want to learn how to control an Android phone using a Windows PC this article is perfect for you. Furthermore, it is a pretty cool thing to have at presentations or even at home if you use the PC a lot and don’t want to check your phone constantly.

-Android Phone
-WiFi router/ Hotspot
-OTG cable
-USB mouse
(Optional: USB Hub and USB/bluetooth keyboard)

1. Connect a mouse to your Android Phone via the OTG cable
2. Download Teamviewer on your Android Phone from Google Play Store
(this is where you need the mouse to navigate)
3. Download Teamviewer on your PC
4. Make sure both devices are connected to the same WiFi
5. Set up Teamviewer on your PC and Android Device (you will need the mouse again)
6. If Teamviewer is set up correctly you should see a button on your PC that will launch the Android Interface and give you control of the Android device on the PC

This is very similar to screen mirroring, however there is a slight delay depending on the speed of your internet. In addition, you still have control over the PC and can multitask between them.

Protip: after setting up Teamviewer you will no longer need the OTG on your phone. Use the microUSB to charge the phone, go to developers options and check the “stay awake” option so that your device will not go into lockscreen while connected to PC. This will keep the connection stable.