Vivo Z1 Pro July security update improves touchscreen sensitivity & optimizes App Store; Vivo V9 & Y95 get new updates

Vivo has been quite busy over the recent past. In May, for instance, the Chinese smartphone vendor started rolling out Android 9 Pie update to the Vivo V11 Pro and a few weeks later, it was the turn of the Vivo iQOO to join the DC Dimming family.

The Vivo Z3 then grabbed the headlines when it joined the growing list of Vivo smartphones receiving Android 9 Pie updates in late July before Vivo India confirmed the same update was, in fact, already available for the Vivo V9 and Vivo V9 Youth in the country.

Vivo V9

More recently, Vivo has also grabbed headlines with teasers of the upcoming Vivo NEX 3 5G, the first smartphone with a waterfall screen featuring a screen-to-body ratio of over 100%. The phone is expected to arrive this September 2019, at least in China.

We’ve heard reports that Samsung Display is at the heart of this waterfall screen, although no confirmation has come from the Korean company regarding the same.


As we approach the launch of the Vivo NEX 3 5G, those using the Vivo Z1 Pro, Vivo V9 and Vivo Y95 will be glad to know the trio is receiving new software updates over the air with the latest Android security patches, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

Vivo Z1 Pro July update

If you own the Vivo Z1 Pro, the incoming update installs a new Android security patch dated July 2019. The update carries software version 1.5.23 and weighs over 200MB, so be sure to connect to a stable Wi-Fi network in order to upgrade.

Vivo Z1 Pro

Below is the full changelog as provided by Vivo:

-Updated Android security patches to improve security
-Synced system patches to improve system stability
-Improved touchscreen sensitivity for a better touchscreen experience
[App Store]
-Optimized the App Store experience details

Vivo V9’s first post-Pie update

As for the Vivo V9, this is the first software update the device is receiving since being bumped to Android 9 Pie a few weeks ago. The update is arriving over the air as version 6.8.2 and weighs a sizeable 460MB, meaning it brings quite a lot on board.

Below is the full changelog as provided by Vivo:

-Optimized system power consumption for longer battery life.
-Improved system stability and compatibility with some third-party apps.
[Jovi Smart Scene]
-A hotel card has been added to display hotel booking information.
-A hotel booking entry has been added to make booking hotels easier.
-Movie cards have been improved to display recent eleases.
-Optimized network call capabilities
[UI and Interaction]
The display of the \” Block\” and \”Manage Notifications\” controls that appear after long-pressing a notification card has been improved for greater convenience when managing notifications.

Vivo Y95 is also getting quite a heavy update

Like the Vivo V9, the Y95 is also receiving quite a heavy update that weighs over 350MB. It comes as software version 1.18.8 and below is the full changelog as provided by Vivo.

-Improved system stability.
-Synced system patches to improve system stability.
-Optimized the audio channel for a more stable sound output.
-Optimized the compatibility between the system and some third-party apps.

Vivo Y95

Once again, these updates are airborne and typically, such updates may take days before all units receive the notification to upgrade. So, if your Vivo Z1 Pro, Vivo V9 or Vivo Y95 hasn’t received the download notification by now, rest assured that it’s on the way coming.

NOTE: There’s more Vivo-related coverage to check out here.

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