Vivo is a Chinese tech company owned by BBK Electronics, which is also a parent company to other big names like Realme and OnePlus. Vivo phones are popularly known for amazing creativity and innovations. Most of the camera-related changes you see in smartphones nowadays were started by Vivo. This list includes a pop-up camera and a punch-hole selfie camera type. Talking about software, Vivo smartphones are run by Funtouch OS which is based on Android OS.
But looks like Vivo has worked out something more special than FuntouchOS. In the Developer Conference of 2020, Vivo officials unveiled the upcoming custom UI- Origin OS. The most surprising part of this reveal was that they confirmed that Origin OS will be replacing Funtouch OS very soon.
One of the main reasons behind this replacement is that Origin OS will focus more on providing a stock Android experience, whereas FuntouchOS is more of a UI that emphasizes Vivo’s motive and branding.
Some of the major changes you will get to see in the Origin OS would be related to animations, Always-On display, icons and windows, and much more. But above all, Origin OS will bring a much cleaner UI experience with a minimalistic design. The first edition of Origin OS will be based on Android 11 OS. Here is the first look of the UI teased online-
The officials have already installed and started testing the Origin OS on a couple of devices, including both Vivo and iQOO smartphones. Yes, Origin OS will also be rolling out for iQOO devices and not just Vivo smartphones. Below is the list of phones that are tested out with Origin OS-
- Vivo x30
- Vivo x50
- iQOO 3
- iQOO Neo3
- iQOO 5 Pro
This is just the initial stage of testing, hence with a limited number of devices in the list. Do note that the stable update will cover almost every Vivo smartphone, replacing FuntouchOS permanently.