Oppo Find 7 confirmed; manufacturer thinking about "Google Edition" Find 5
posted by Alan F. / Jun 20, 2013, 11:53 PM
But while Oppo did confirm on Thursday that the Find 7 is under development, the above specs are merely speculation. In fact, in a statement, the manufacturer says that no specs or designs have been finalized. Oppo did make a point of saying that the Oppo Find 7 will not be available by September as rumored.
And remember the rumored Oppo Find 5 mini that we told you about earlier this month? You can scratch it off the list. Oppo says that there will be no Find 5 mini, leaving that niche of the market to Samsung and HTC. The statement from the manufacturer said, "One article mentioned the possible release of a Find 5 Mini. Unfortunately, there are no plans to release any Find 5 Minis."
One thing that Oppo is gauging is the demand of a possible "Google Edition" Oppo Find 5. On its Google+ page, the manufacturer is asking if it should release a stock Android version of it's high-end smartphone. Similar "Google Edition" models are available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One while one could be coming for the Sony Xperia Z. Besides offering a stock Android experience, these handsets receive Android OS updates directly from Google. That means that these models should receive the latest Android builds faster than other phones.
source: GSMArena via AndroidAuthority
I want more Google Edition!! So that they all can get update at the same time... Eliminate fragmentation!!! Yes!!
posted on Jun 21, 2013, 12:03 AM 5
Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013
no thanks, nexus phones have no unique features and not everyone wants to root their phones.
posted on Jun 21, 2013, 12:15 AM 7
Exactly! I'll stick to Samsung firmware-based ROMs until AOSP devs come with a better alternative to Multiwindow. Also, I cannot live without Smart Stay! Yesterday at the gym, a friend of mine showed me an e-mail on his lumia 920, while I was reading the mail, the screen turned off. I was like WTF just happened?! lol
posted on Jun 21, 2013, 12:23 AM 5
Damn, I feel we're the same guy. I don't care for stock Android either. Way too boring in my opinion. I enjoy all the extra bells & whistles that different skins bring to Android & I don't particularly mind waiting a few months for an update to keep them. Besides, there are tons of different customizations that different skins have brought to the OS over the years that native Android eventually adopted. Clearly, Google realized the base was a little lacking.
posted on Jun 21, 2013, 9:07 AM 0
Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012
Find 5 was easily the most underrated phone at its time. True value for money and much better than some of the over hyped Samsung and HTC phones out there. If rumours and what Oppo 5 offered is anything to go by, Find 7 will be a true winner
posted on Jun 21, 2013, 12:23 AM 7
The Find5 comes with MIUI if I'm correct so stock android is better.
posted on Jun 21, 2013, 12:27 AM 0
Damn. This phone looks like an absolute beast. I'm amazed by the battery size. Two concerns though: even though it's a 13MP shooter on the back, I worry that it won't be as good as other flagships. Also, if it doesn't see support from a U.S. carrier (it probably won't), it may not have the requisite bands for the fastest data speeds here.
posted on Jun 21, 2013, 10:53 AM 0
Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011
The camera on the Find 5 was pretty good, I expect Oppo to only improve from it. I would also expect Oppo to keep up with the data speeds and pack in the LTE bands for the GSM carriers in the States, along with capabilities for LTE-A that will be enabled with an update. The Find 5 was one of the only unlocked phones that supported T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 (as far as I know the only other was the Nexus 4), so I would expect they would support LTE as well.
posted on Jun 24, 2013, 6:54 AM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 01, 2010
Have just visited a store in Nanning China and they have the display model of the OPPO FIND 7, what a great looking phone very different from the find 5, very sleek with a slightly curved back this one was in white
posted on Aug 09, 2013, 8:28 PM 0
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