Oppo could be the latest manufacturer to offer a stock Android experience, as asked its fans on Facebook today whether they would be interested in the Find 5 Google Edition.
The debate started out in Oppo’s forums, where a lot of users were requesting the vendor to release a stock Android firmware for its device, the Find 5. After that, Oppo took to Facebook to ask its fans what they think of the idea. It wrote,” One of our fans had this idea of a Google Edition of Find 5. Would you like to see it become a reality?”
Handset manufacturers offering vanilla Android versions on their mobiles started out with Samsung’s announcement during Google I/O 2013 that it would launch a Galaxy S4 Nexus Edition that runs stock Android.
Since then, HTC has also joined in by offering the HTC One Nexus Edition, and it looks like Sony might also do the same with the Xperia Z later this month. A reason for users wanting to shift to vanilla Android could be due to the fact that stock Jelly Bean’s UI looks and feels great. Also, most manufacturers’ skins are increasingly becoming cumbersome; thanks to the addition of features that many users do not use or need.
The Find 5 is one of the first devices to feature a 5-inch full-HD screen. Internal hardware is also great, in the form of a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 13 MP camera and a 2500 mAh battery. Already the Find 5 has a lot of custom ROMs like CyanogenMod 10.1 and Paranoid Android.
If the manufacturer gets sufficient positive feedback from users on Facebook, it looks like it will go ahead and launch a stock Android firmware for the Find 5.