In the past, Chinese OEMs never did a good job in keeping their phones with updated software. This started to change when those companies started to become relevant in the global scene. Nowadays, most Chinese companies are prioritizing Android updates or at least providing clear information for their customers. Apart from its sister companies, Oppo and Realme, Vivo’s FunTouch OS is somewhat lackluster and less popular. The company also was plagued in the past due to the lack of updates. Now, the company wants to change this with a brand new Android overlay dubbed Origin OS.
The first reports about Funtouch OS rebranding to Origin OS appeared earlier this week. The project is a complete overhaul on FuntouchOS and will mark the arrival of a new system identity for the company. Now, Vivo has officially confirmed that Origin OS is indeed real and is coming soon for all eligible smartphones. The change comes in the perfect time as Vivo’s smartphones are achieving good success recently, especially in India.
Origin OS will start the company’s transition to Android 11
According to reports, the new OS will be announced on November 19. That’s when Vivo will be holding its developer conference. There we’ll get to know all details about the company’s new software branch. Moreover, the company may also take the opportunity to unveil the Vivo X60. The new handset will succeed in the powerful camera-centric Vivo X50 and may also come as the first smartphone featuring the new Origin OS. At this point, the new software can only be based on Android 11. We are holding our breath for the second option. Apart from the new device and software, Vivo’s November 19 conference will focus on applications, games, business cooperation, other technology segments, IoT products, and other topics.
According to the Chinese leakster, Digital Chat Station, Origin OS stands for “Original OS”. He states that it will bring significant improvements over the current Funtouch OS. The leakster also claims that the new software will become one of the best Android UI customizations out there. Those certainly are bold claims. Unfortunately, we don’t have many details available to give us a hint about Origin OS appearance and set of features.
We just hope that the new OS also helps the company to provide constant updates for its handsets. After all, Vivo isn’t the best example of constant software updates, especially for devices out of the premium spectrum.