Chinese manufacturer Oppo has announced that it'll ship a limited edition version of its new N1 handset with aftermarket firmware CyanogenMod as the default operating system. Regular Oppo N1 devices, which run the company's Android 4.2-based ColorOS as standard, will already support the ability to install CM through the stock recovery, but the difference with the CM edition is it'll arrive running CyanogenMod software out of the box. In addition to all of CM's features and a visual style closer to stock Android, the device will also include "extra CyanogenMod accessories" — stickers, packaging and cases featuring the CM and Oppo mascots.
As you'd expect from the close partnership between Oppo and CM, CyanogenMod on the N1 will fully support the device's array of wacky features.
The Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition will debut internationally in December, priced the same as the regular N1 — that's 3498 yuan in China, which translates into around $570 or £360.
Limited Edition OPPO N1 to Ship with CyanogenMod
Special OPPO N1 With CyanogenMod Available in December
SHENZHEN – November 8, 2013 – OPPO will be selling a limited edition of their latest flagship device, the OPPO N1, which will ship with CyanogenMod. This special edition of the OPPO N1 will come running CyanogenMod out of the box, which has been customized to support all the unique features of the OPPO N1, and include extra CyanogenMod accessories.
OPPO N1 CyanogenMod Edition
OPPO recently unveiled the OPPO N1, an innovative device outfitted with a large 5.9” HD screen, rotating camera and a rear touch panel. To perfect the OPPO N1 further, OPPO partnered with CyanogenMod, the world’s most popular aftermarket Android operating system, to give users a choice in the software they run on their OPPO N1. A limited supply of OPPO N1 devices will ship running CyanogenMod.
The limited OPPO N1 CyanogenMod edition also comes with extras like CyanogenMod stickers, unique CyanogenMod packaging, and a specially designed case for the N1 featuring CyanogenMod and OPPO mascots, Cid and Ollie.
Non-limited international OPPO N1 devices ship with OPPO’s ColorOS system, and will support the installation of CyanogenMod directly from the OPPO N1 stock recovery without the user needing to root and install a custom recovery. In addition, it will come pre-loaded with CyanogenMod making it easy to flash CyanogenMod directly without downloading or transferring any files.
OPPO’s partnership with CyanogenMod marks the creation of the world’s first CyanogenMod hardware product. It is also the first time CyanogenMod has made software customizations for a smartphone manufacturer. The CyanogenMod team has tailored their software to specifically support all of the unique features of the OPPO N1 including the O-Touch back touch panel, O-Click Bluetooth remote control, the revolutionary rotating camera, and also unique features from ColorOS such as double tap to wake and screen-off gestures.
The limited edition OPPO N1 with CyanogenMod will ship internationally in December at the same price as regular OPPO N1 devices.
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