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Oppo launches smartphone with the option to run stock Android

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Oppo launches smartphone with the option to run stock Android
One of the top requests from Android power-users is for manufacturers to give the option to turn off any custom skin that has been put on the Android software and run pure stock Android. That's why the recent Google Edition devices have been so positively received: you can get the hardware you want, without the software you don't. 

Well, it looks like Oppo has been listening as well, because the company just announced the launch of a new smartphone that gives you the option to run pure stock Android. The device is the Oppo R819, and while the choice of reverting to stock may impress power-users, the specs on the device won't. The Oppo R819 has a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display, a MediaTek quad-core 1.2GHz chipset, 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8MP Sony Exmor BSI rear camera, a 2MP front camera, a 2000mAh battery, and oddly, Android 4.2.1, rather than the usual 4.2 bump of 4.2.2.

The Oppo R819 will be pretty thin and extremely light at 7.3mm and 110g, which makes it a bit thicker, yet still lighter than the thinnest device we've seen. The device will offer gesture controls for waking, answering, and silencing your device. And, it will give you the choice of the shipping ROM, Oppo's "Color ROM", or a stock Android ROM. 

The Oppo R819 may not officially come to the U.S., but it is planned for an early September release, and it is already popping up on some European sites for €269 ($359). 

source: Oppo via The Next Web

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posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:29 2

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3005; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Please copy this now.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:32 3

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Oppo launches smartphone with the option to run stock Android"

Would be nice if there was such option from all companies, especially with flagship devices. :)

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 10:11

27. Arthurhkt (Posts: 126; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Totally agree with you, personally i really feel stock Android suit me quite well, other UI is good, but for me i prefer clean and neat and simple, which Stock Android UI able to provide me ;)

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:36 4

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8925; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Every OEM needs to do this, or at least give an option to either run their UI or Vanilla on boot up.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:39 2

7. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


Exactly.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:40 2

8. HouTexan (Posts: 316; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


No doubt.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:48

10. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


nice idea and the specs arent that bad

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 11:31

15. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


nova launcher is the easiest option to go stock android. and holo locker as well

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 12:45

20. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


Its not about launcher is about whole rom and stock android is best way to get all speed and battery life in your device

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 12:16

17. mohit9206 (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Hope other companies follow soon.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 13:40

21. volcano321 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)


Way overpriced. Almost the same specs as the Xiaomi red rice (hong mi) which sells for $130 USD. Only diff I see is the 16GB bulitin storage vs 4GB + microsd on the red rice. Both are 720p, mediatek quadcore, 1GB ram.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 15:32 1

23. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Oppo find 7 to the states please.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 15:34 1

24. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I'm still waiting on the Find 7.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 01:55

26. Genersis (Posts: 206; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If it only it had a better processor, then I would be interested in it. :(

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