Following a patent dispute with Finnish tech giant Nokia, it looks like Oppo is slowly starting to remove its products from German markets, with the company modifying its German webpage to remove any mentions of its products and Android phones.
At the moment, visiting the website simply yields an image showcasing the company’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League, with the following message:
“No product information is currently available on our website. Some of the products are also not available in Germany, including Reno 8 Series, Find N2 Flip.”
This development goes back to a legal victory granted to Nokia by the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany, which ruled in favor of the Finnish telecommunications company. Oppo and its sister company OnePlus (under BBK Electronics) were thus prohibited from selling their smartphones in German markets.
Things haven’t been going smoothly for the Chinese OEM, at least according to information that we’ve been hearing lately. Just recently, the company announced that it would be shutting down its ZEKU chip unit, which is responsible for the development of the company’s custom chipsets, including its MariSilicon imaging NPU.
Source: Android Central