In October last year, the OriginOS shell premiered, replacing FuntouchOS. The main changes include a deeply redesigned interface that allows you to flexibly customize the appearance of each of the elements on the desktop. Almost a year has passed, the firmware has taken root and it’s time for the next step – the release of OriginOS 2.0.
OriginOS 2.0: features and release dates
According to Chinese network informers, the announcement of a new version of the proprietary firmware is just around the corner. But, unfortunately, the shell will become less and less self-sufficient. Many of the elements are rumored to be borrowed from iOS. In particular, this will be seen in design, new animations and visuals, interaction logic and fluidity.
In addition, November is the estimated release time of OriginOS 2.0, and the first device with it may be the iQOO Neo 6, which will receive a Snapdragon 888/888 + hardware platform. As for other Vivo devices, they will start updating in December, gradually covering more and more models. At the moment there is no information, but, perhaps, OriginOS 2.0 will be based on a new version of the green robot – Android 12. However, more information about this will be available in the next few weeks.
iQOO could split from Vivo and become a smartphone brand in its own right
The iQOO brand, according to knowledgeable network sources; may separate from the Chinese company Vivo and become fully independent in the first half of next year.
Vivo announced the iQOO brand in January 2019. Since then, this brand has developed dynamically, releasing smartphones with an attractive performance-to-price ratio. At present, iQOO does not, in fact, need help from the parent company.
Therefore, next year iQOO will leave Vivo and will be directly controlled by the Chinese group BBK Electronics that owns the trademarks Oppo, OnePlus, Vivo and Realme.
Also, according to reports, iQOO is preparing new Z5x and Neo series devices with a Snapdragon 888 processor. The official presentation of these models will take place next month.
In addition, Vivo itself will announce the first smartphone of the new T-Series family by the end of this year. It will debut in early November and will cost between $ 310 and $ 390.
Counterpoint Technology Market Research ranks Vivo as the fifth largest smartphone supplier in the world. In the second quarter of this year, the company’s share was about 10%. In addition, the company is still growing steadily in the smartphone market, both locally and globally.