Cyanogen Inc apparently had a sit-down with The Verge recently, detailing in not-very-much-detail its new partnership with Indian smartphone OEM Micromax. CEO Kirt McMaster says the first device will be released as part of a new brand to be called "YU," and it will come preloaded with some apps and services that are "popular" in India. That is quite literally everything that was announced.

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The partnership had been previously rumored, with a phone potentially coming before the end of the year. Timing, though, was not discussed in The Verge's piece.

Cyanogen's partnership with Micromax means it will likely be going head-to-head against Google's Android One initiative, which launched in India (with Micromax, no less) earlier this year.

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