Cyanogen teams up with Oppo for the first dedicated CyanogenMod smartphone

CyanogenMod has come a long way from its roots as an alternate ROM for the HTC Dream. Its latest milestone is the impending launch of the first smartphone running CyanogenMod straight from the factory: the CyanogenMod OPPO N1.  

CyanogenMod N1

It’s a limited edition version that repurposes the existing OPPO N1 White hardware with CyanogenMod 10.2 in tow. That’s a good thing because the N1 White packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core 1.7GHz processor, a 5.9-inch (1080×1920) Gorilla Glass 3 screen, and a rotating 13-megapixel camera. 

What makes the incoming N1 particularly interesting is that it’s already passed Google’s compatibility test suite (CTS) which means that the Google Play Store will be available on the device by default.

The partnership seems to be more than just a simple install at the factory. “This was an awesome, and incredibly challenging project given the crazy timeline we were on,” wrote Cyanogen co-founder Steve Kondik in a Google+ post. “Myself and a bunch of other guys have not slept for over a month now.”

If this sounds like something you’d want, it’ll be available starting Dec. 24—probably at a price close to the N1 White which costs $600 for the 16GB version and $650 for the 32GB version.

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