OPPO takes a U-turn, says Find 5 and N1 will get KitKat updates


It really hasn’t been too long since OPPO announced that the company’s first international device, the Find 5 wouldn’t be getting an update to Android v4.4 KitKat. A lot of owners of the Find 5 and other concerned users of different OPPO devices took to the online fora to vent their anger and frustration, which seems to have changed OPPO’s mind.

oppo find 5 specifications

The company, ironically, said in a response to one such user on a Google+ post that the Find 5 and the N1 would indeed be getting Android v4.4 KitKat updates via ColorOS. OPPO was also criticized when the company announced its plans to port the ColorOS ROM to the LG G2 a few days back.

Anyway, even though the delay isn’t something OPPO users might have signed up for, this is good news. As you’d expect, there’s no clear timeline on when the above mentioned phones would be getting Android v4.4 KitKat updates, but we hope it doesn’t take them too long.

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10 Comments

  1. Allanitomwesh
    September 13, 2014

    Social Media reply isn’t very official is it?

    • September 13, 2014

      We’ve reached out to OPPO for a word on this.

      • Allanitomwesh
        September 14, 2014

        very interested in what they reply

        • eliHd
          September 14, 2014

          “its coming soon” HAHAHAHAHA Just like they say for find 7 devices.

          • Allanitomwesh
            September 15, 2014

            Sill better than never. But yeah,soon is getting long the tooth.

  2. eliHd
    September 14, 2014

    Oppo is a joke as a company! Their “FLAGSHIP” phones is still on 4.3 jb why the f#ck they going upgrade find 5 to kitkat!? do not trust oppo people this is just to get the find 5 owners to shut up! and potential buyers to keep buying their out to date and unsupported devices! #DoNotBuyOppo #NeverBuyOppoAgain

    • Kpennett
      September 18, 2014

      I’m Perplexed, You Seem to be a TROLL?
      Because your OPINION, Bares No resemblance to Reality, as I know it…
      What is it that you think We’re Missing Having 4.3 & NOT 4.4?
      & You’re Free to Put What Ever (Compatible) ROM you want on the phone, How’s that anything to complain about?

      • eliHd
        September 18, 2014

        Oppo is the only company who charge $499 for their phone in 2014 who is not on 4.4 or kitkat. Yes you can put whatever roms on your phone and dont void the warranty, however not everybody knows how to root and installs them maybe because they have little knowledge on such thing or to some even dont have the time/resources to do it!

        Do you know the main reason why apple is so big and popular!? its because if you buy an iphone you will get updates and support from them (APPLE), year in year out. Not leaving their customer to do it themselves!!

        I am not an apple fanboy, i have oppo f7a and i f****ng regreting buying it. $499 is a lot of money, most customers do not want the hassle to be the company guinea pigs and test their betas version! People i.e. customers, want something that works and get the appropriate software support at appropriate time!

        • Kpennett
          September 18, 2014

          Well, I have had a Different Experience, therefor a differnt Perspective.
          I think that OPPO Makes a great phone, Well worth what they charge.
          & I own three, Two N1s one Color OS, one running Cyanogen, & a Find7a. & have had exceptional service from their customer service.
          I don’t believe anything special lurks in 4.4.4 that you think is so despirately, “Needed?”
          My Nexus 7 Tablet runs it, & I see nothing worth mentioning about it! As far as I’m concerned 90% of the updates from 2.2, or so Haven’t been Much worth the anticipation. What Color OS itself Offers, is More important to me than what the latest Google ver. has had to offer, IMHO. Permissions Monitor, for one.
          I hope you can apreciate this perspective because I’ve Owned about 150 phones, in the 21 years that I’ve been in the industry, & dealt with Many of phone manufactures, So I’ve Not just decided this from Some far fetched angle…
          I’d look into how easy it is to “Root” Videos are abound, & sometimes you can install an app, that will do half the work, if not more… If your’e so inclined, there are A lot of nice alternative ROMS…
          If you want to SAVE YOURSELF FUTURE REGRET….
          Buy a Google NEXUS Device. They’re Always FIRST!
          It’s Obviously what you Really Want. Not An OPPO..

        • Kpennett
          February 5, 2015

          Poor kid, I feel for ya…
          Next time, Buy a nexus with your hard earned cash, & you’ll get what you’re looking for…