It’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.