Recently, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo confirmed that the company is working on a new user interface – OriginOS that will replace the company’s existing FunTouchOS firmware.
Vivo will unveil the new OriginOS firmware on November 18
The company today confirmed that OriginOS will be unveiled on November 18th. For this, Vivo is organizing a special event in Shenzhen City. According to rumors, the new firmware has a completely new design and will offer users new opportunities that differ from other graphical interfaces.
In previous materials about OriginOS, it was announced that a special group of developers from the Origin Studio was recruited to create the firmware. The update will carry the slogan “Brave New World”, so we can definitely expect at least an updated look.
As previously reported, a distinctive feature of the firmware will be the ability to choose two different types of interface. In fact, OriginOS and pure Android, which is available to users of Pixel smartphones from Google. Also, interestingly, users will be able to select and switch between these two options easily; without the extra step of unlocking the bootloader or any complex action.
In addition, the company previously said that the upcoming user interface will be available for existing Vivo smartphones as well.
Along with the launch of the new Android-based firmware; Vivo will announce several other products at the upcoming developer conference. Including new applications, games and much more should be presented.
Vivo’s 6G R&D is on the way
Vivo recently held its “external communication” meeting which focuses on 6G development. Qin Fei, the dean of the Vivo Communication Research Institute, said that at the moment, Vivo has started 6G research. The company is currently researching some scenarios and key technologies. In Qin Fei’s view, mobile phones, AR/VR glasses, and robots are important products for building a digital life in the 6G era.
When talking about the difference between 5G and 6G, Qin Fei says that 4G and 5G has a digital connection. However, 6G will strengthen the two and combine intelligent development to provide integrated services such as communication, computing, and storage. He also emphasized that 6G cannot simply be equal to 5G+AI technology. At this stage, these two technologies are independent of each other and will move towards integrated development in the future.