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Vivo working on new Origin OS to replace existing Funtouch OS

Vivo's new operating system would be called Origin OS, which would be short for Original OS.

Sushant Talwar | October 27, 2020 | Updated 10:31 IST

Highlights

  • 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.

However, while we're saying that, it is also important to not forget that Vivo has long been rumoured to be working on a new OS, one which was expected to be launched early this year, but wasn't because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As such, it could well be true that Vivo is again looking to bring a new operating system, one that is much cleaner and smoother to use, and helps it stay in the game against more refined takes on Android such as OxygenOS, One UI and more.

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