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Nexus 5 won’t utilize mems|cam module after all

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Last week rumors started to circulate that the Nexus 5 would sport mems camera technology, which utilizes faster focusing. However, it appears the rumor was inaccurate because DigitalOptics just announced that OPPO is going to be the first company to utilize their mems|cam module. They actually referred to the rumor about the Nexus 5 in their press release…

There has been speculation on who would be the first to bring the significant benefits of mems|cam to the mobile imaging market. Last week, several technology news blogs reported that mems|cam was first being brought to market in another smartphone platform. Those reports were inaccurate.

So no mems technology, but at least the Nexus 5 is getting optical image stabilization, which will be a welcome upgrade from past Nexus offerings. Hit the break for the full presser.

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 08, 2013–

DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC(TM)), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) announced today that Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd (OPPO), a leading Chinese smartphone OEM, has placed the first mems|cam(TM) volume production purchase order.

The mems|cam module provides speed, power, and precision advantages compared to VCM (voice coil motor) camera modules and enables highly differentiated features when coupled with DOC’s world-class software.

“We are proud to announce that OPPO and DOC are exclusive launch partners. OPPO will be the first smartphone OEM to incorporate mems|cam products in volume,” stated John Thode, president of DigitalOptics Corporation. “OPPO has an excellent premium brand in China as demonstrated by the September 23 launch of the innovative N1 Smartphone platform. Integrating mems|cam modules into OPPO’s best-in-class smartphones will bring an exciting computational imaging user experience that further delivers on OPPO’s brand promise.”

There has been speculation on who would be the first to bring the significant benefits of mems|cam to the mobile imaging market. Last week, several technology news blogs reported that mems|cam was first being brought to market in another smartphone platform. Those reports were inaccurate.

source: Engadget

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OPPO shows us what’s involved with making a high quality phone like the N1

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The recently announced OPPO N1 might have an amazing camera, but it also happens to be a high quality device. HTC has lead the way in this category, but OPPO might be raising the bar. The frame of the N1 is made of metal aluminum alloy and is produced over a 20-day period that includes a 14-step polishing process. The body is made with ceramic-like material that is smooth to the touch and will hopefully keep fingerprints away.

OPPO released a short video showing you what’s involved with making the N1. With a high precision SMT machine, progressive die stamping, logo thermocompression, rotating camera durability test, CNC precision polishing at 100,000 RPM, matte finish grinding, high speed mounter, hand-polished workmanship, and SMT board testing, you will have hard time denying that the N1 just might be the highest quality phone ever made. Hit the break for the short video.

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Oppo N1 Officially Announced, 1080p 5.9-inch Display and Snapdraon 600 CPU, CM Edition on Its Way

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Oppo just announced its new N1 flagship smartphone during a press conference held in Beijing, China. We told you earlier today that the smartphone will dual boot Android and CyanogenMod, but the rumor was only half accurate. The rumor mill speculated that Oppo N1 will be capable of dual boot between CyanogenMod and Android with […]

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Oppo N1 introduced with swivel camera, official support for CyanogenMod

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Chinese hardware maker Oppo pulled the curtain back on its latest flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1. Powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, the handset boasts a 5.9-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but one that rotates 206-degrees and has a flash and soft light. Perfect for both standard photos and high-res selfies, it’s one of the standout components of the Oppo N1.

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The rear of the phone comes with an “O-Touch” panel which can be used with finger gestures for various actions. Additional details in the Oppo N1 include 16GB/32GB storage, an Adreno 320 GPU, 3610 mAh battery, and quadband GSM and pentaband HSPA+ support (no LTE yet).

In terms of OS, the phone allows for the option to easily flash CyanogenMod. While not quite the “out-of-the-box CyanogenMod smartphone” we were hoping for, Oppo is at least making it simple to go with something else besides the custom ColorOS.

The Oppo N1 also works with an “O Click,” portable accessory that can be used to take pictures remotely using the phone’s camera. Able to attach to your key ring, it pulls double duty for sounding an alarm.

Pricing and exact availability (“early December”) are not immediately clear however expect to see the Oppo N1 offered through Amazon and other online retailers.

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Oppo N1 to Dual Boot Android and CyanogenMod

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It looks like Oppo and CyanogenMod are working closely together, as Steve Kondik, the mastermind behind Cyanogen has made a cameo in the latest Oppo N1 teaser. In case you don’t know it already, the new Chinese smartphone will be officially announced later today. Last week, the tech publications were writing that Cyanogen will become […]

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More details surface on how Oppo will utilize CyanogenMod

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News involving Cyanogen seems to keep surfacing at a frequent pace. After founder Steve Kondik teased the company’s involvement in Oppo’s September 23 event, light shed on their potential plans. An internal conversation revealed that Cyanogen needs to piggyback off of a manufacturer because of the Compatibility Test Suite for Android; therefore, this is why they are likely using Oppo as a launching pad. Once they have a manufacturer to work with, Cyanogen would be able to gain access to Google Apps. Being able to use Google Apps is of course a pivotal part of their next phase.

Google Apps contain the proprietary Google applications that come pre-installed with most android devices. Due to licensing restrictions, these apps cannot come pre-installed with CyanogenMod and must be installed separately. CyanogenMod does not require Google Apps to function properly, however, to take full advantage of the Android system, Google Apps are recommended.

This leads us to believe that Oppo may offer a dual boot system, but Android Police is reporting that consumers could have a choice of ordering the device with either Oppo’s UI or CyanogenMod. We should know more next week.

Also found internally was while Kondik will be attending Oppo’s event in Beijing, Koushik Dutta will be sitting this one out due to visa complications. Instead, Cyanogen will be sending a Chinese citizen to accompany Kondik on the trip.

Sources: Android Authority / Android Police

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Cyanogen possibly partnering with Oppo for first device

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Fresh off of becoming an incorporated company, Cyanogen may have a hardware partner ready to carry their software. Earlier this afternoon CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik appeared in a teaser for an Oppo event scheduled for September 23. Kondik explained that he will be attending Oppo’s event in Beijing next week and added at the end that “we have exciting news to add” before cutting away to “Oppo N1″ which will be the device announced at the event.

Of course the first thing that comes to mind is a partnership between Cyanogen and Oppo. Why else would Kondik be in Beijing for the event to add something of his own? Hit the break to catch the clip.

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Oppo may announce CyanogenMod smartphone on September 23

Check out the short teaser clip that Oppo posted online just a few hours back. Yes, that’s CyanogenMod’s own Steve Kondik telling the world that he’s excited to attend the Oppo event in Beijing on September 23. The description listed in the YouTube video? “OPPO + CyanogenMod = ?”

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We don’t have to tell you that the Android world could get very interesting next week with the new rumors that Oppo will debut the first official CM smartphone. We’re definitely interested in seeing that lies ahead for the Oppo N1.

As for the rumors of a CyanogenMod phone from HTC, well that seems to be a much less likely scenario.

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OPPO continuing to tease N1 ahead of official announcement

oppo_n1The OPPO N1 is allegedly coming out in just 10 days, on September 23. There’s a lot of hype for this device, and OPPO is fueling the hype by posting trailer videos. The latest one, Trailer #4, shows short clips of the N1 being built, taking us through the manufacturing process. There’s not much new to take out of it, but it’s still interesting.

In addition, Chinese media sources, along with finding some leaked press shots, have learned that the N1 will be capable of taking long exposure shots, up to 8 seconds long. Also, the price for the N1 will be at around CNY4000, or $650 US. While waiting, check out Teaser #4 after the break.

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Oppo N1 to flaunt a 5.9? display, September 23rd launch closes by

Oppo has outed yet another piece of the N1 cameraphone puzzle. In a tweet, the Chinese phonemaker has revealed that their upcoming Oppo N1 will sport a 5.9″ display.