Google gave its stamp of approval to the limited edition CyanogenMod Oppo N1 early this morning, Cyanogen founder Steve Kondik announced through a Google+ post. The first-of-its-kind device will go on sale starting Dec. 24.
A version of the Oppo N1 running CyanogenMod 10.2 passed Google’s compatibility tests, marking the end of a month-long marathon during which Kondik says he and his team barely slept. Cyanogen developer Koushik Dutta actually appears to have been the first to break the news, sharing an update at 3:31 a.m. Eastern time to announce Google’s approval and calling the last 24 hours “a total roller coaster of emotions.”
The Oppo N1 comes equipped with a 5.9-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel IPS display, a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, a 3610mAh battery, and a single rotating 13-megapixel camera.
Sales on the limited CyanogenMod version of the device will open on Dec. 24 and ship immediately according to Dutta. The Chinese company is already selling a version of the Oppo N1 running Android 4.2.2 with its own Color OS software on top starting at $599 off-contract through its own online store.