Vivo to replace Funtouch operating system with new ‘Origin OS’ soon: report
Vivo is reportedly replacing Funtouch OS with a completely new avatar and name, i.e Origin OS. Well-known insider Digital Chat Station says that Vivo has confirmed this through their official WeChat account that they will be launching Origin OS soon. The exact release date is already known, but Vivo will talk more about this new software during its Vivo 2020 developer conference on November 19. This conference is scheduled to take place in Shenzhen and will focus on the new operating system, IoT, applications, games. and other topics.
SeekDevice cites tipster Digital Chat Station to report that Origin OS is set to launch soon. This new software will replace the current one from Vivo Funtouch operating system. The informant claims that Alive has confirmed this development through its official WeChat account and says that more details about this operating system will be shared during the developer conference. No exact date is known for the launch of this new Origin OS. It’s also unclear which phone will get it first.
While there is no word on all the changes Origin OS plans to bring, the insider says it will be a significant improvement over the current Funtouch OS. Also, in one of the previous Weibo posts, Digital Chat Station suggested that Origin OS will be one of the best custom Android UI skins out there. We expect Vivo to release more information on Origin OS at the developer conference in November.
Alive recently noted very poorly on research firm Counterpoint’s trust ranking for 2020. Based on their findings, only 24 percent of Vivo phones sold between Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 were upgraded to Android 10. A large percentage of phones still remain on Android 9 Pie, and a significant portion is also stuck on Android Oreo. The company was also criticized for being inconsistent with its security patches.