Vivo to replace Funtouch operating system with a new “ original operating system ” soon: report


Vivo would replace Funtouch OS with a brand new avatar and name, namely Origin OS. Famous tipster Digital Chat Station said that Vivo has confirmed that through their official WeChat account that they will launch Origin OS soon. The exact launch date is now known but Vivo will talk in more detail about this brand new software during its Vivo 2020 developer conference on November 19. This conference will be held in Shenzhen and will focus on the new operating system, IoT, applications, games, and other topics.

SeekDevice quotes IT specialist Digital Chat Station to report that Origin OS is ready to launch soon. This new software will replace Vivo’s current Funtouch operating system. The tipster claims Vivo has confirmed this development through its official WeChat account and says more details about this operating system will be shared at the developer conference. The exact date of the deployment of this new Origin operating system is not known. There is also no clarity on which phone will get it first.

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While there is no information on all of the changes that Origin OS plans to make, the tipster has reportedly said it will be a significant improvement over the current Funtouch OS. Additionally, in one of Weibo’s previous posts, Digital Chat Station suggested that Origin OS would be one of the best custom Android UI skins. We hope Vivo will release more information about Origin OS at the developer conference in November.

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Vivo recently performed very poorly in research firm Counterpoint’s trust rankings for 2020. According to their findings, only 24% of Vivo phones sold between Q3 2019 and Q2 2020 were updated to Android. 10. A large percentage of phones are still running Android 9. Pie, and a significant portion is stuck on Android Oreo as well. The company has also been called out for its incompatibility with its security patches.

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What is the best-selling Vivo smartphone in India? Why doesn’t Vivo make premium phones? We interviewed Vivo’s director of branding, Nipun Marya, to find out and talk about the company’s strategy in India going forward. We discussed it on Orbital, our weekly tech podcast, to which you can subscribe through Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.