It became apparent that CyanogenMod had its eyes on bigger things when it became a company. Rumors surfaced a few days ago about possible handset for CyanogenMod custom Android versions. Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik appeared in a CyanogenMod-OPPO partnership teaser video which was the final confirmation that a CyanogenMod phone is actually coming.
It is now clear that OPPO will be partnering with CyanogenMod to make OPPO N1 with CyanogenMod’s ROM but new developments indicate that the phone will actually have dual boot capability. This means that the phone can start to CyanogenMod’s or OPPO’s standard Android operating system. This information was made available by a leakster who got a screenshot of the conversation and had it posted on Android Authority.
From the conversation, it appears that CyanogenMod will piggyback their operating system on the standard OPPO system which makes it possible to install Google Apps support. The internal conversation confirmed CFO Steve Kondik’s Beijing trip, dwells briefly on the system’s Compatibility Test Suite for Android (CTS) which has to do with Google Apps. According to Nicolas Sincere at GadgtSpot who spoke to the folks at Android Authority, it appears CyanogenMod is currently still working on the operating system but we should see a working system on September 23rd when the OPPO N1 is expected to be announced.
I wonder how popular the dual boot OPPO N1 phone will be – I expected OPPO may make a stock android versions of N1 and a few CyanogenMod versions, I sure would have appreciated that. At this moment, we have no idea what version of Android the OPPO N1 will be launched with (likely Jelly Bean 4.2.2) nor the CyanogenMod OS version that will be piggibacked on it.
If you are wondering what is going on, follow the link to get updated but in summary, the OPPO N1 is expected to be a 5.9 inch monster smartphone (or phablet) powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor and with a very thin bezel design.
Courtesy of: Android Authority