Oppo, after promising the imminent launch of a CyanogenMod-powered N1 last week, has finally gotten approval from Mountain View. The 5.9-inch phone will now launch on Christmas Eve, complete with Google Play. According to Oppo's official Twitter, it is the first CyanogenMod device to pass Google's compatibility test suite, and the first to run Google app legitimately. There is still no word on how much the CyanogenMod version of the N1 will cost, however.

This is clearly momentous news for CyanogenMod. After raising $7 million in funding earlier this fall, earning CTS-approval gives the company the kind of legitimacy only larger companies have so far been able to achieve. The company promised in a recent announcement post that more devices with their flavor of Android are on the way.