Vivo is not the first company to switch from one Android custom skin to another. Samsung has done it before and more recently, Realme did it with the switch from ColorOS to Realme UI.

More often than not, these changes tag along plenty of new UI changes, features, and improvements from the previous version, all aimed at drawing a noticeable difference between the two.

This is exactly what Vivo aims to achieve with the new OriginOS, an upgrade from the outgoing Funtouch OS. Announced at a special event not long ago, we now know what to expect when the update goes live.

Vivo X60 Pro running OriginOS

According to Vivo, the new OriginOS update will tag along features such as a new home screen with a desktop grid system, a new performance wallpaper, atomic notifications to messages, and new navigation gestures.

All of these features, the company notes, will be made available to select Vivo phones before January 2021. As per the company, the following devices will be upgraded to OriginOS update.

First batch (before January 2021)
– Vivo NEX 3
– Vivo X50 Pro
– Vivo S7
– Vivo X50 Pro+
– Vivo X50

– Vivo iQOO
– Vivo iQOO Pro
– Vivo iQOO 3
– Vivo iQOO 5
– Vivo iQOO 5 Pro
– Vivo iQOO Neo 3

Second batch (before Spring Festival – Mid-February 2021)
– Vivo NEX 3
– Vivo NEX 3 5G
– Vivo X30
– Vivo X30 Pro
– Vivo iQOO Neo
– Vivo iQOO Neo 855

Third batch (Q2 2021)
– Vivo X27 Pro
– Vivo X27
– Vivo X27 8GB + 128GB
– Vivo S5
– Vivo S1
– Vivo Z5x
– Vivo Z5
– Vivo S6

– Vivo S1 Pro
– Vivo Z6
– Vivo Z5i
– Vivo NEX
– Vivo NEX Dual Display
– Vivo NEX In-Display fingerprint
– Vivo NEX S
– Vivo iQOO Z1x
– Vivo iQOO Z1

Not long ago, Vivo opened registrations into the beta program for interested early adopters, but the software is not expected to begin rolling out at least until November 23.

Since Android 11 is the latest and greatest OS in town, our expectations is that the OriginOS update will also bring the new OS to eligible Vivo smartphones.


But of course, Vivo is no stranger to rolling out new updates to its skin based on older versions of Android, just like it was the case with the Funtouch OS 10 update to the Vivo X23 earlier this year.

Either way, we will keep an eye on the developments and let you know when the rollout begins. You can also do the same by keeping tabs on our OriginOS update tracker for regular updates.

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Hillary Keverenge
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Tech has been my playground for over a decade. While the Android journey began early, it truly took flight with the revolutionary Lollipop update. Since then, it's been a parade of Android devices (with a sprinkle of iOS), culminating in a happy marriage with Google's smart home ecosystem. Expect insightful articles and explorations of the ever-evolving world of Android and Google products coupled with occasional rants on the Nest smart home ecosystem – all delivered with a dash of personal experience and a playful touch of tech.

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