Oppo teases Find 5 Google Edition

Oppo teases Find 5 Google EditionIt’s been ages since we’ve met new Nexus hardware, but in the meantime we’ve been introduced to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Editions, essentially the same phones but running stock Android.

The Sony Xperia Z has also been linked to a possible Google Edition, and not to be outdone by its fellow Android OEMs, Oppo itself is fuelling speculation of a Find 5 Google Edition.

For those unfamiliar with the Oppo Find 5, it touched down last September as the world’s first 1080p smartphone, several months before the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z.

On the official Oppo forums, a member asks for a Google Edition Oppo Find 5, but preferably via a software update – as opposed to an all-new phone. Said software update would remove "all of the Oppo flavor". Er, no offense, Oppo.

A fellow member took it upon himself to create the Oppo Find 5 Google Edition image above, and the Chinese manufacturer appears to be a fan.

Over on Facebook, Oppo says: “One of our Ofans had this idea of a Google Edition of Find 5. Would you like to see it become a reality?”

Over one thousand Likes suggests the answer is a resounding “Yes!” The 180+ comments are generally favourable too, though a handful of fans appear more interested in an Oppo Find 7 Google Edition.

With Oppo fuelling the fire of speculation on its Facebook page, it’s not too far-fetched to imagine we might see some sort of Find 5 Google Edition, even if it’s in the form of a software update – as originally requested.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 19:25

Lewis teases Mobot Google Edition :p
Anyhoo...full circle. The unskinned Donut times were when it all happened! Bareback Android - yeehaw

chinaspy  Jun. 20, 2013 at 20:46

Seriously no, we don't want to see chinese junks being linked up with Google or Android. Cheaply made stuff should be confined for sale in the communist China....

lcurdie / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 22:28

^ I like this guy.

Lewis teases Mobot Google Edition :p
Stock Mobot without the Janware bloat :p Who am I kidding; that'd be rubbish ;)

Yeah, I don't really get the whole Google Edition thing. What's the message here? That Android is better without OEMs putting their unique twists on it? Maybe all OEMs should use stock Android; get phones out quicker and guarantee updates for a good while.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 20, 2013 at 23:34

Seriously no, we don't want to see chinese junks being linked up with Google or Android. Cheaply made stuff should be confined for sale in the communist China....
And you win the award for Mobot moron of the day. Well done!

Oppo are a premium device manufacturer, who happen to be Chinese. It is best to learn things (or at least Google them) before typing, it makes you look a lot less...thick.

Stelph  Jun. 21, 2013 at 07:08


Yeah, I don't really get the whole Google Edition thing. What's the message here? That Android is better without OEMs putting their unique twists on it? Maybe all OEMs should use stock Android; get phones out quicker and guarantee updates for a good while.


It's a funny one, the fact that so many are appearing combined with the fact that the google experience phones seem more expensive that their branded is also odd

It almost seems like the manufacturers have seen how well the nexus 4 has sold and gone "so what feature does the nexus 4 have that ours doesn't? Vanilla android? Great! Stick it on our phones nd bump the price for the feature, it'll fly off the shelves"

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 21, 2013 at 12:39

^ I like this guy.

Lewis teases Mobot Google Edition :p
Stock Mobot without the Janware bloat :p Who am I kidding; that'd be rubbish ;)

Yeah, I don't really get the whole Google Edition thing. What's the message here? That Android is better without OEMs putting their unique twists on it? Maybe all OEMs should use stock Android; get phones out quicker and guarantee updates for a good while.


If you have a Samsung phone then Google Edition is a nice upgrade. If you get rid of all the random freezes and crushed it's already a plus.
I never used Oppo, so I don't know how it's like.
Sony Z would be a downgrade to Google. Sony apps are much better than Android stock and phone is rock solid. There are no benefit from Google Edition.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 21, 2013 at 12:42


Yeah, I don't really get the whole Google Edition thing. What's the message here? That Android is better without OEMs putting their unique twists on it? Maybe all OEMs should use stock Android; get phones out quicker and guarantee updates for a good while.


It's a funny one, the fact that so many are appearing combined with the fact that the google experience phones seem more expensive that their branded is also odd

It almost seems like the manufacturers have seen how well the nexus 4 has sold and gone "so what feature does the nexus 4 have that ours doesn't? Vanilla android? Great! Stick it on our phones nd bump the price for the feature, it'll fly off the shelves"


We all know that Nexus 4 sold so well because of the price and not cause it's a great phone.
You are pretty much admitting that your software development is crap and using Google instead.

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