Open source operating system maker and distributor CyanogenMod has recently strike a deal with internet giant – Google – which led to the development of the Oppo N1 Android-based smartphone. The new phone will be shipped to major retailers in the United States today, December 24, 2013; an early Christmas gift if you can get your hands on it for $599 only. It will also be available on their official website, the Oppo Online Store. This is their first smartphone that works with Google’s Android operating system which is the 4.4.2 KitKat as the Oppo R819 and the Find 5 had the 4.2 version Jelly Bean OS.
Much like any other third party vendors, CyanogenMod appealed for Google’s approval before launching their latest product and since Google was pleased, they got it almost immediately after research and development. Unlike the standard version of CyanogenMod where the user must first install the custom ROM and then the Google Apps suite, the new Oppo N1 will run the Google Apps suite out of the box. (more…)