Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition will be available on December 24
If you want your N1 to run CyanogenMod from the moment you take it out of the box, then what you need is the CyanogenMod edition of the phone. And that will become available on December 24, which is next Tuesday and will make it a great holiday gift.
This will be the first smartphone to ship with CM preinstalled, and that’s possible because the custom ROM has passed Google’s CTS and CDD certification programs. So you’ll get the full Google Apps suite on the CM edition Oppo N1 – just like you would if you purchased any other Google certified device.
This is the first custom ROM to make the move from a hobby project into the mainstream, and undoubtedly more CM handsets are set to follow next year. It will be interesting to see if consumers will jump at the opportunity to have the most used custom ROM installed by default.
For now, international pricing for the CM edition Oppo N1 hasn’t been revealed, but in China it was said to be the same as for the ‘vanilla’ version. The N1 costs $599 or €449, so we’re expecting to see the same price tag for the new model.
It will ship with some special accessories in the box (which will be unique itself, as you can see in the image above): CM stickers and a special case that features the mascots for both Oppo and CM – Cid and Ollie.