- Vivo is working on a new OS to replace its existing Origin OS.
- The new operating system is tipped to replace the existing Funtouch OS.
- This new operating system will be called the Origin OS.
over the last year and a half, Vivo has worked tirelessly to improve its Android-based operating system for smartphones. It has made several additions to the Funtouch OS, with the Android 10 and Android 11 based variations improving on each other significantly.
And now it appears the company’s next bet in the operating system game could be even better, and may even be launched under a new name altogether. As per reports, this project is still under work and is called Origin OS.
According to the tipster, Digital Chat Station, this would be short for the “Original OS”. The custom Android-based skin is said to bring major improvements over the current Funtouch OS and would be built from the ground-up for Vivo phones. He further adds that the OS will be made available before the end of this year, and will debut with the X60 series in December.
The move to bring a new operating system by the end of the year would be strange because it would most likely be based on Google’s Android 11 — a software that Vivo has already started to roll-out to users.
While the tipster in question has a stellar record with his leaks, yet, it will still be prudent to note that Vivo just launched Android 11 for its phones a few weeks back, and with the company already releasing it to some users, and looking aggressive about extending it to others via its vast line-up of phones, it would be quite odd for them to bring out an all-new operating system in a few months.
While there is no information on all the changes Origin OS plans to bring, the tipster reportedly says that it will be a significant improvement over the current Funtouch OS. Also, in one of the past Weibo posts, Digital Chat Station suggested that Origin OS will be one the best Android UI custom skins out there. We expect Vivo to release more information about Origin OS at developer conference in November.
Vivo recently scored very poorly in research firm Counterpoint’s trust ranking for 2020. According to their findings, only 24 percent of Vivo phones sold between the period Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 were updated to Android 10. A large percentage of phones still remain on Android 9 Pie, and a significant chunk is stuck on Android Oreo as well. The company was also called out for being inconsistent with their security patches as well.