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Oppo Finder gets official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean upgrade, sort of

The Oppo Finder joinks the ranks of the world's thinnest smartphones with the latest flavor of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean, through an official though still unfinished software upgrade that is available for download now.
November 5, 2012
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What was once “the world’s thinnest smartphone” is now one of the world’s thinnest smartphones with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

The Oppo Finder from Oppo Mobile, which was first announced in China and made available for pre-order back in June of this year, comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, an 8MP camera, a 1.5GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM inside a casing that measures only 6.65mm thick. Oppo Mobile has just released a “preview” version of the Jelly Bean update, which gives the Finder improvements in overall performance, as well as a number of nifty new features.

The new software is not without problems, however. Apparently, it’s only a demo version of what is supposed to be the finished product, and it brings with it a number of issues that have yet to be fixed. These include problems with crashing apps and a few wireless connectivity concerns.

Among the numerous bugs is also the lack of OTA software upgrade support. So the whole upgrade procedure needs to be done manually. It isn’t for everyone. Except, of course, those who are truly eager to poke around at Jelly Bean now, and will know exactly what to do with a zipped version of the software upgrade, which is already available for download.