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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Fri 12th Jul 2013 15:45 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

chinese phone #734980. at least you could buy one from a business that has some values to it.

get a fairphone so they can afford to make a better phone next time. http://www.fairphone.com/

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 12th Jul 2013 16:13 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Unfortunately, those aren't shipping yet. I like the idea, but I'm not in their preorder area. If you need a phone right now, those aren't an option.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Fergy on Fri 12th Jul 2013 20:58 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

chinese phone #734980. at least you could buy one from a business that has some values to it.

get a fairphone so they can afford to make a better phone next time. http://www.fairphone.com/

I don't trust those guys. I heard an interview with one of the founders. They could not explain what it is that they exactly do and I got from the interview that this was more of a publicity stunt than a new company that plays fair.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by shadowhand on Sat 13th Jul 2013 14:49 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
shadowhand Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks for linking to this, going to tell everyone I know.

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