The newly formed Cyanogen Inc. has had its work cut out for them lately, and they’re loving it. Shortly after incorporating, the entity formally known CyanogenMod teamed up with Oppo, a popular Chinese manufacturer, to release the first Android handset with the option to install CyanogenMod out of the box, the Oppo N1. Cyanogen Inc. dropped a little knowledge on us today, mentioning in a Google+ post that they have in fact teamed up with another device manufacturer to bring the world more CyanogenMod touting handsets in the future. So, is the mystery manufacturer? That’s anyone’s guess.
Cyanogen Inc.’s first team up with Oppo has brought about the Oppo N1, which is a beauty of a device. The Oppo N1 ships with a 5.9 inch 1080p HD IPS display, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage options, and 3610 mAh battery. The device has a 13MP camera that rotates 206 degrees to the front and back, as well as a small touch panel on the sides. The O-panel as it is known will allow users to snap photos, scroll up and down pages and perform various other functions. The N1 comes with Oppo’s Color OS pre-installed, and gives users the option to install the latest CyanogenMod ROM in its place. The device will begin shipping in December.
So, who could the next Cyanogen Inc. hardware partner be? More than likely, it will be a manufacturer that relevantly unknown in the U.S., such as ZTE, Huawei or Xiaomi, or bigger companies that aren’t doing so hot, such as HTC. Hey BlackBerry, maybe CyanogenMod could save you? Oh sorry, probably not.
Who do you think the mystery hardware partner is? Sound off in the comments.