Google has blessed Oppo N1 by passing it in their compatibility test suite. What it means is that this will be the first phone outside Google’s Open Hardware Alliance (OHA) to run Google services and apps legitimately. The phone will be available on December 24th.
It’s good news for the CyanogenMod team who just bagged another investor with additional $23 million funding.
Oppo said that they will be bringing more Android devices to the market.
— OPPO (@oppo) December 20, 2013
It’s beneficial for Google as well because that means Oppo CM users will be Google’s customer. Google doesn’t much care about what platforms it’s services run on. Unlike Microsoft or Apple platform is not Google’s core business, it’s services and Google would want everyone to use their services irrespective of what platform they are on.
Source: The Verge