Sep, 20 2013

Relatively new to the Android smartphone market, Chinese manufacturer Oppo has always been refreshingly developer friendly when it came to their current flagship — the Oppo Find 5. A beautiful blend of premium build quality and high-end specs, Oppo had no problems creating their own developer forums where tech-savvy users can get the support they need to help flash new software builds or custom ROMs.

Oppo’s been teasing their latest flagship, the Oppo N1, where the big reveal is set for Sept 23rd. Moments ago, they updated their Oppo N1 landing page with a special announcement from Steve Kondik, better known around the circles as Cyanogen. In the video, Kondik teases “exciting news ahead”, with September 23th being the date of the big reveal.

So what exactly do Cyanogen have to do with Oppo? It was only yesterday CyanogenMod — developers of the world famous custom Android ROM — announced they were finally going full-time with the formation of CyanogenMod, Inc. Aside from gaining $7 million in funding, CyanogenMod also mentioned they already had a hardware partner in the works. After much speculation, it’s clear that hardware partner is Oppo.

We’ll have to wait until the 23rd to learn more details. Right now we’re wondering if the custom Android ROM based on AOSP will come preloaded on the Oppo N1, or if users will need to take advantage of CyanogenMod’s user-friendly installer. Suddenly a new Android device has become top contender for our hard earned money. #AndroidProblems.

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