Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jul 2013 11:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I was in the running for a new Android phone, and I was quite dead set on getting a Nexus 4 - however, there was another phone in the running: the OPPO Find 5, a smrtphone with lots of positive reviews, but from a small manufacturer. The point that made me choose the Find 5 over the Nexus 4? OPPO actively supports the ROM community by giving away free phones, and boasts support for CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, and an AOSP ROM, and obviously, rooting is easy. OPPO also updates its own firmware/ROM twice per month with new features, which is a far cry from the big boys. If you're looking for a new Android phone, you might want to consider looking beyond the established players as well, and support a company who works closely with the community - something the big player still need to learn properly. Once the device arrives on my doorstep, I'll be sure to tell you all about it, and if it lives up to the hype. It is, after all, from a relatively unknown company, so I am taking a risk here. I am a little bit nervous. But hey, if none of us takes the risk, we'll be stuck with the big players forever.
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RE[2]: Comment by sb56637
by sb56637 on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sb56637"
sb56637
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South America.

Even their top level domain page gives me the same message. Their ENTIRE site consists of one large, bold, rude line.

Oh well, there are many Chinese knockoff Android phone makers that are eager to sell and ship for free to South America.

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