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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The Oppo Brand
by David on Fri 12th Jul 2013 20:19 UTC
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Oppo is a small but very respected company with a track record for creating high-quality, eminently hackable consumer electronics components, mainly up-converting DVD and blu-ray players.

I bought an Oppo DVD player a while back that included some very slick features and also allows the user to skip "mandatory" ads and previews. Big-name manufacturers are too cowed by the studios to provide this feature. It was a little more expensive than the cheapest DVD players, but it's held up very well over the years.

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