Posts tagged with: Oppo
  • by | December 2, 2013 4:07 AM

    On September 23 Oppo announced the N1, and, aside from the sexy swiveling camera, the phone-maker is offering future owners a choice for the OS: either Oppo’s own ColorOS, which is basically Android 4.2, or CyanogenMod. According to the latest information from Oppo's Google+ page, the phone will be available for purchase starting from December 10, 2013. It will set you back either $599, or €449, depending on where you purchase it from. However, there's no word on whether the CyanogenMod-powered N1 will be available on the same day; there's also no word on whether the price refers to ...

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  • by | November 26, 2013 10:16 AM

    We're either right in the middle of a really great, chock-full-of-potential time to be a smartphone manufacturer, or smack-dab in one of the most difficult periods to date, where market domination by a couple big players creates significant barriers to competition. Samsung and Apple reign supreme over the landscape, together accounting for about 43% of global smartphone sales. After that it starts dropping off fast, and even the three next biggest OEMs combined don't have sales that equal Apple's. On one hand, the smartphone market is expanding into new regions, especially in developing ...

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  • by | November 19, 2013 11:28 AM

    CyanogenMod is simply blowing up this fall. When the team behind the custom ROM decided to go all corporate and form Cyanogen Inc., some of us long-term fans were understandably concerned – any big change carries with it the potential for disaster, and despite all sorts of assurances, we just didn't know what this would all mean for what to many has emerged as the custom ROM to beat. Since first getting that news of incorporation, things have been moving fast for Cyanogen Inc., and we've already seen both the release of a streamlined CyanogenMod Installer app into the Play Store, and a ...

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  • by | November 8, 2013 12:54 PM

    Back in September, Oppo launched an extremely unusual flagship, its N1. What's so weird about this phone? Well, aside from the rear touch panel and the rotating camera, the handset has official CyanogenMod support. At the time of Oppo's launch announcement, we learned that users would have a choice between running CyanogenMod or the company's own ColorOS. While that's very true, today we hear about a special CyanogenMod Edition of the N1, for users really excited about Oppo and Cyanogen pairing up. Functionally, the differences between this and the stock N1 are minor – while the regular ...

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  • by | October 9, 2013 11:39 AM

    Well there's some good time for you: we only just got finished talking about what MEMS devices are, and how they enable your smartphone to do all the neat stuff it does, and now a MEMS component is back in the news, with that DigitalOptics part we told you about in a recent Nexus 5 rumor returning to our attention, and the announcement that it's finally going to appear on a handset – just not the Nexus 5. DigitalOptics got roped into that rumor when it was discovered that the Nexus 5 might use a Sony IMX719 sensor for its camera – while the DigitalOptics MEMS camera uses the same ...

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  • by | September 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's sales results for their new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C over the opening weekend. We then talk about the first CyanogenMod phone to reach the market, the Oppo N1. BlackBerry is next as the company seems to have a buyer, but more with the idea of helping the company and not tearing it apart, aside from the news of the cross-platform BBM hitting a delay. Then we go through the rumors of a Nokia Lumia 929 phablet. We end today's show talking Microsoft's launch of the Surface 2 and new Surface Pro. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | September 23, 2013 12:31 PM

    Microsoft's not the only one with new hardware this morning, and Oppo finally introduces us to its N1 Android, along with some unusual camera design and a special ROM tie-in. Oppo's been teasing this phone since last week, and although we were expecting innovations like a rear touch panel, we got a few additional surprises. Let's start with the basic hardware layout: The N1 has a 5.9-inch 1080p display, runs a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, and has 2GB of RAM. It sports a beefy 3610mAh battery, and that rear touch panel is confirmed, measuring twelve square centimeters. It will be available in ...

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  • by | September 20, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C first impressions after our review has begun. Then we talk about Microsoft's idea to build phablets using Windows RT. We later talk more phablets, but this time because of the Nokia Lumia 1520. We then move the spotlight to Sony and the sad news that you can't unlock the bootloader on this device, or you can't yet at least. We end today's show talking about the Oppo N1 possibly becoming the first CynanogenMod phone in the market. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iPhone 5S unboxing (Video) - iPhone 5C ...

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  • by | September 20, 2013 5:02 PM

    Earlier this week, the CyanogenMod team shook-up the custom ROM community with its announcement that it had incorporated itself, and going forward would be doing business as Cyanogen Inc. Tons of questions remain about how this move will affect the project and its open-source roots, and despite any concerns we may have, the future sure looks promising for this new venture. When announcing the news, the company talked about plans to team up with a hardware maker to deliver phones running CyanogenMod software. But just who would that be? We've heard lots of speculation – HTC was mentioned ...

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  • by | August 26, 2013 9:12 AM

    Oppo has been teasing its upcoming phone, the N1, but apparently, its killer feature will be an LG G2 feature killer from the start. If the G2 has rear-mounted buttons, as we've discussed at length here on Pocketnow, the N1 will apparently have a rear-mounted, wait for it, touch panel. Just below the camera, on the back, as you can see in the image above, will be a touch panel which will recognize finger gestures in four directions: left, right, up, and down. While these could be used for so many things (scroll, zoom, swipe, volume, etc.), we hope Oppo allows future owners to customize ...

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  • by | June 10, 2013 12:49 PM

    The HTC First, in spite of its inability to make a commercial impact, interests us for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its 4.3-inch 720p display. Even though we continue to see higher resolutions and greater pixel densities brought to the largest smartphones, progress seems to have left more petite handsets behind, so outfitting a smaller phone with an HD screen felt like a great move. The phone we're talking about today does things one step better, bringing a 720p display to a handset with a 3.7-inch screen. This display could arrive on the Oppo Find 5 Mini, following in ...

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  • by | May 27, 2013 8:50 AM

    The OPPO Find 5 made its way to Europe this morning and the even coincides with the Chinese phone-maker's launch of its European page. Those looking to get the Find 5 can order it online and the device will ship from within the EU. As far as specs are concerned the OPPO Find 5 packs a five-inch screen with 1080p resolution, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU running at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facer, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powering it alongside a 2,500mAh battery. The selection includes white and black as well as 16- and 32GB variants. Prices are ...

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  • by | May 10, 2013 4:24 PM

    For many of us, the front-facing cameras on our smartphones are somewhat of an afterthought. Sure, we like that they're there for that rare occasion when someone wants to video chat or we need to snap a new profile picture, but other than making sure that smartphones we're shopping for include the feature, we rarely get too concerned about specs. After all, the megapixel count for your phone's main camera is going to make a larger impact on use than just how high-res the front-facer is. Nevertheless, today we're hearing about a bunch of Androids that may offer eight-megapixel front-facing ...

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  • by | April 26, 2013 11:31 AM

    Thinnest smartphone is one of those records like fastest production car, where we're more interested in it from an academic sense then necessarily making the winning model a part of our lives. Just as we don't really need a car that can go 270MPH (especially if that gas-guzzling 16-cylinder engine means we're only getting 10MPG), the thinnest phone may not be the most comfortable to use, nor the most rugged design. Still, it's interesting to keep track of progress. Recently, we heard that a new Oppo phone, its model R809T, might take the thinnest spot away from the 6.45-millimeter Alcatel ...

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  • by | April 10, 2013 1:31 PM

    Smartphone manufacturers have found plenty of ways to scratch our itch for sleek, thin smartphones; just look at models like the HTC One, which uses an arched back to keep the handset feeling thin along its edges, while being bulky enough where it counts to keep the phone feeling rigid and provide enough space for all its internal components. Still, for as useful as these sorts of "cheats" can be, there's still something alluring about a phone that's just straight-up thin. Lately, manufacturers vying for the title of thinnest around have been clashing in the six-to-seven millimeter space. ...

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