Items tagged with Oppo N1

Go ahead and file this one under "U" for "Unexpected," but on December 24, the Oppo N1 will ship to customers with Google's blessing. This is a historic moment in Android's timeline, as the CyanogenMod-powered Oppo N1 is the first phone to ship with a third-party ROM, making it a unique device in and of itself. However, it's also notable because Google recently forced the CyanogenMod team to pull its installer from Google Play. Google's reasoning was that even though the app itself is harmless, "it encourages users to void their warranty" and therefore would not be allowed to remain in the store,... Read more...
Tired of your smartphone dragging around your wireless carrier's shackles and chains? Unfortunately, Google made the unpopular decision to remove the CyanogenMod installer from its Google Play store on the basis that the app is in violation of its developer terms and "encourages users to void their warranty," but it can't stop handset makers from building devices with the software pre-installed. Meet the Oppo N1. The Oppo N1 breaks ground as the world's first smartphone to feature CyanogenMod from the get-go, and when you buy the device, you'll be able to choose whether your want to run with the... Read more...