For those of you interested in the Cyanogen/Oppo partnership, we have an interesting wrinkle to the tale. From Nicolas Sincere at GadgtSpot we learn that Cyanogen still has some work to do, but it looks like we’ll be able to dual boot the device and choose either the Oppo UI or Cyanogen.
Update: According to Artem Russakovskii of Android Police, customers will get to choose between Oppo UI and CyanogenMod when they order, rather than have a dual boot option.
From an internal conversation, which you’ll see below, the CM openly discusses CFO Steve Kondik’s trip to Beijing, as well as the reason Koushik Dutta didn’t make the trip (passports and visas really are a pain, sometimes). We also see that the team is working on CTS compliance, which we think has to do with the Compatibility Test Suite for Android.
The conversation goes on to note that CTS compliance has to do with GAPPS, or Google Apps. From the CyanogenMod Wiki site:
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.
From this conversation, we can also deduce that the CM team intends to piggyback their OS onto the Oppo system, which will give them the necessary support for Google Apps. We also learn that, like the Google/Kit Kat deal, no money exchanged hands.
Interesting news on a much anticipated front. We’ll be eager to hear if this is the actual end product, come September 23rd.
*Blurred content was done by Android Authority, and has to do with personal salary info for CM staff.