CyanogenMod founders partner with Oppo on 'unprecedented new project', custom N1 on the way

CyanogenMod founders partner with Oppo on 'unprecedented new project', custom N1 on the way

Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta of Cyanogen Mod fame have toured the Oppo N1 factory recently, and gave a press conference indicating they are about to start working on some "unprecedented new project" with Oppo.

Given what these guys are famous with, namely making stock Android versions for your handset even better, streamlining and optimizing the heck out of them, it's not hard to fathom what this project might be. In fact, Steve Kondik hinted that it will start off with a customized CyanogenMod OS for the Oppo N1 cameraphone as a limited edition arriving in December, and continue modding future Oppo handsets.

He already tried the corporate world once being hired to work for Samsung back in 2011, but couldn't survive there long, left and made the CyanogenMod a real company, securing more than $7 million in first round financing already. This is the second visit of the team of the Oppo factories (the first was after the N1 announcement), and the modder hinted that the relationship with Oppo is being very "smooth", obviously comparing it to the Samsung stint.

source: DONews

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4 Comments

1. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Chinese moves. Hiring US engineers Vivo and now Oppo ZTE and Huawei next

2. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Damn HTC I thought u guys were doing the deal first.

3. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

When does Google tender an offer to buy CyanogenMod?

4. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

I hope never, they might ruin CM

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