It finally happened. As of yesterday (December 19th) the Oppo N1 is the first Google-approved CyanogenMod phone having successfully passed through Google’s CTS (compatibility test suite), CDD (compatibility definition document), and CTS Verifier. Some thought that the phone would not make it through all the tests, but it did and with satisfying results we must add. This is a huge step which gives Cyanogen Inc. green light to release CyanogenMod on the Oppo N1 with officially licensed version of the Google Apps package. The Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod will go on sale on December 24th.
Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Licensed Smartphone
Technically speaking, the decision of making Oppo N1 an official Google’s certified CyanogenMod phone does not change a thing. Aside from legal aspect of CyanogenMod, which has been used by smartphone owners for years anyway. CyanogenMod, which is a custom Android ROM, allows users to flash and replace the existing Android version on their phones. The idea is to obtain improved performance, additional features, or get rid of the special user interface specialized features implemented by manufacturers.
Cyanogen Inc. claims that 11 million users, most of them in China, turn to CyanogenMod to modify Android OS and the numbers are still growing. That said, CyanogenMod stands a real chance of becoming the third most popular mobile platform right after Android and iOS. At this moment CyanogenMod is free of any charge; however, in the future the company might offer various add-on services and features at an additional price.
source: Google Group