In making the move to an upright, wholly legitimate organization, Cyanogen was intent on having a strong hardware partner. They needed an avenue to showcase their OS, and get it into the hands of the masses without the bother of rooting and flashing a ROM. Steve Kondik and his team eventually found their way to Oppo with the N1, and tells SlashGear they couldn’t be happier.
After sourcing $7 million in investments, Cyanogen Inc. needed someone as ambitious as they are; someone who wouldn’t hold them back, or tie their hands. Oppo, it seems, is perfect for Cyanogen Inc. “We like them because they’re not afraid to try new things – and neither are we.” Kondik tells Chris Burns of SlashGear.
Kondik went on to note that teaming with Oppo was a knee-jerk reaction to a successful funding run; the two had actually been in talks for a while.
“We had been talking to the guys at OPPO for quite some time. They’ve been really supportive of us and some of the ideas that we have, and they’ve been supporting of our community in general.” says Kondik.
The article at SlashGear is the first in a series regarding Cyanogen Inc., and promises to delve into much more about the newly formed company. There will also be an in-depth review of the Oppo N1, so be sure to check back for that!