[Updated: Jan. 19] Vivo Android 12 (Funtouch OS 12/OriginOS/iQOO UI 3.0) update tracker: List of eligible devices, release date & more
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on April 11, 2021) follows:
OEMs under the BBK Electronics umbrella have pulled up their socks when it comes to software updates, except OnePlus — which appears to have taken the wrong route this year.
If OEMs such as Vivo, Oppo, and Realme keep up the good work, we might even see more devices getting the update to Android 12 before the end of the year compared to the Android 11 rollout.
Speculation aside, Vivo has currently rolled out Android 11 to a bunch of smartphones and you can check out all the details in our dedicated tracker.
While Android 11 is still fresh of the block, at least for Vivo phones, it’s no longer the latest Android OS. Google has already rolled out the Android 12 Developer Preview version 2.2 for the Pixels.
Moreover, it’s expected to divulge more details surrounding Android 12 at the Google I/O 2021 event that will take place between May 18 – 20.
That said, we’ll keep track of all the developments related to Funtouch OS 12, OriginOS, and iQOO UI 3.0, all of which will be based on Android 12.
Vivo Funtouch OS 12/OriginOS/iQOO UI 3.0 release date
Last year, Vivo was amongst the few OEMs that rolled out the Android 11 beta for their flagships while Google was beta testing the update for the Pixels.
According to Google’s official schedule, the beta program will go live from May and will end sometime in August. Thus we can expect to see Vivo release the Android 12 beta for a couple of its flagship models.
Vivo might continue with the beta tests after Google rolls out the stable builds for its Pixel phones. After further testing, it’s likely that the stable Android 12 update for Vivo phones will go live towards the end of the year.
List of eligible devices
Vivo usually seeds 2 major OS updates to most smartphones. However, it does not guarantee the same. This makes it a tad tricky to figure out which models will get the upcoming Android update and which ones won’t.
So it’s likely that most, if not all, Vivo phones that launched with Android 10 or Android 11 out of the box should get the update to Android 12. Although, some low-end models might not get the same treatment.
With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of Vivo phones that we think might get the Android 12 update with the Funtouch OS 12, OriginOS, or iQOO UI 3.0 skin depending on the region and model.
It’s also worth noting that OriginOS is currently limited to Vivo phones sold in China. Elsewhere, the company will continue to seed its Funtouch OS skin.
– Vivo X60t
– Vivo X60 Pro
– Vivo X60
– Vivo X60 Pro+
– Vivo X50 5G
– Vivo X50
– Vivo X50 Pro
– Vivo X50 Pro+
– Vivo X50e
– Vivo X50 Lite
– Vivo X51 5G
– Vivo Nex 3S 5G
– Vivo S9
– Vivo S9e
– Vivo S7t
– Vivo S7e
– Vivo S7
– Vivo Y30G
– Vivo Y30 (Standard/China)
– Vivo Y31
– Vivo Y31s
– Vivo Y11
– Vivo Y20
– Vivo Y20s
– Vivo Y20G
– Vivo Y20 2021
– Vivo Y20i
– Vivo Y12s
– Vivo Y51a
– Vivo Y51s
– Vivo Y51 (2020, December)
– Vivo Y52s
– Vivo Y70
– Vivo Y70s
– Vivo Y73s
– Vivo V19
– Vivo V20
– Vivo V20 Pro
– Vivo V20 SE
While iQOO hasn’t been around for a long time, it promised 2 major OS updates for the iQOO 3. Hence we expect to see the company stick to the same update policy for other models too.
These iQOO phones might get the update to Android 12 with iQOO UI 3.0.
– Vivo iQOO Z3
– Vivo iQOO 7
– Vivo iQOO Neo5
– Vivo iQOO 3 5G
– Vivo iQOO U2x
– Vivo iQOO 5 Pro 5G
– Vivo iQOO 5 5G
– Vivo iQOO Neo3 5G
– Vivo iQOO Z1x
– Vivo iQOO Z1
– Vivo iQOO U3
– Vivo iQOO U1x
To reiterate, this list of eligible devices is by no means an official confirmation and it’s possible that some devices mentioned here may not get the update. It’s also possible that certain devices not mentioned here may get Android 12 so take this information with a pinch of salt.
Having said that, we’ll post new updates here as and when we come across any new developments related to the release and availability of Android 12 with Funtouch OS 12, OriginOS, or iQOO UI 3.0.
Update 1 (May 11)
Update 2 (May 19)
IST 10:54 am: iQOO has just announced an Android 12 beta-testing program for its 2021 flagship smartphone, iQOO 7. Successful applicants will get an extremely early sneak preview of what is probably the latest version of OriginOS for the iQOO 7. It may or may not contain new features but is still a good look at what’s coming. More on that here.
Update 3 (June 01)
IST 07:05 pm: IQOO has promised Android 12 and Android 13 updates for IQOO 7 and guaranteed 3 years of software support. For more info, head here.
Update 4 (September 16)
IST 04:58 pm: Vivo has begun teasing the Funtouch OS 12 update on its official website for India. The teaser includes new and powerful widgets, Nano Music Player, and the extended RAM feature that has been rolling out to devices from several OEMs.
Many thanks for the tip, Aman!
Update 5 (October 05)
IST 10:32 am: In the official release statement on the release of Android 12 AOSP, Google says that devices from OEMs like Vivo and others should start getting the Android 12 update later this year.
Update 6 (October 06)
IST 10:02 am: In preparation for the official unveiling of Android 12, iQOO now presents an exclusive Android 12 Preview Program for iQOO 7 Legend users in India.
Update 7 (October 21)
IST 03:14 pm: Vivo has shared its Android 12 beta update timeline and to no one’s surprise, the Vivo X70 Pro+ will be the first device from the company to bag the beta towards the end of November.
Update 8 (October 22)
IST 06:00 pm: iQOO has also reportedly shared its Android 12 update beta rollout timeline as well. The iQOO 7, 7 Legend, Z3, and Z5 are set to get it by the end of December. The iQOO 3 will get it by the end of March.
Update 9 (November 20)
IST 09:30 am: Vivo has reportedly released the first-ever Android 12 beta update for Vivo X70 Pro+ in India.
Update 10 (November 30)
IST 09:30 am: Popular leakster, Digital Chat Station has brought us a few new details on Vivo’s Android 12 plans. In a tweet, he notes that the first batch of internal testing includes:
– X70 Pro
– X70 Pro+
– X60 Pro+
– X60t Pro+
– X60 Pro
– X60 curved screen version
– S10 Pro
– iQOO8 Pro
Update 11 (December 04)
IST 11:45 am: Vivo has reportedly started rolling out the Android 12 based Funtouch OS 12 beta update for iQOO 7 in India.
Update 12 (December 10)
IST 06:45 pm: Vivo has finally taken the wraps off its OriginOS Ocean skin for users in China.
The new skin offers customizable icons and folders, a fresh control center or notification panel, new lockscreen style, ocean-teamed live wallpapers, Nano Origin Music Player, tweaked notification view, new call UI and a lot more.
Update 13 (December 13)
IST 04:45 pm: The iQOO Z3 has become one of the first few smartphones apart from the Pixels to bag the Android 12 based Funtouch OS 12 update in India. The update is rolling out with the build number PD2073BF_EX_A_6.72.7 and weighs 4.00 GB.
The information was shared by a Twitter user and we’re yet to come across an official announcement.
Click/tap to enlarge the images below:
Update 14 (December 17)
03:58 pm (IST): iQOO 7 Legend users (1, 2, 3) in India have begun receiving the stable Android 12 update with the Funtouch OS 12 skin on top. The update weighs around a whopping 4.5 GB. Here are a few screenshots.
Click/tap to enlarge images below:
Thanks for the screenshots, Kunal Gaikwad!
Update 15 (December 22)
Update 16 (December 24)
10:52 am (IST): One of our readers, one Harish Hiranandani, tells us that his Vivo X60 has bagged the update to Android 12 in India.
Update 17 (December 28)
10:53 am (IST): New reports now have it that the OriginOS Ocean open beta program is now live for the first batch of vivo and iQOO devices starting with;
– vivo X70 Pro+
– vivo X70 Pro
– vivo X70
– vivo X60 Pro+
– vivo X60t Pro+
– vivo X60 Pro
– vivo X60 Curved Screen Edition
– vivo S10 Pro
– vivo S10
– vivo S9
– iQOO 8 Pro
– iQOO 8
– iQOO 7
The second batch of smartphones is planned to get the update in late January, while the third and fourth batches are expected to receive the update in February-March and April respectively.
Update 18 (December 31)
03:40 am (IST): It appears that Vivo has begun rolling out the stable Android 12 update to users in India. The update weighs 5.86 GB and should be available to most users soon if they haven’t already received it.
Update 19 (January 14)
09:47 am (IST): Responding to a user’s query regarding the availability of Android 12 for the Vivo Y72 5G, the company’s support team on Twitter mentioned that the update is currently under greyscale testing in India.
This means that it has been released to a limited number of users and if there are no major bugs or issues, it will be released to all units in the country soon.
Update 20 (January 19)
01:42 pm (IST): iQoo India confirmed that the Android 12 rollout for iQoo 7 has been halted due to issues. And the company will soon begin the rollout, however, they did not provide any ETA.
Moreover, Vivo V21 users in India can also soon expect the android 12 beta program to begin. However, it will release in batches and may take time to cover every unit.
NOTE: This table is being updated regularly.
|Vivo X70 Pro+||Released||Released||Stable released in India|
|Vivo X60 Pro+||–||Released||Stable released in India and other countries|
|Vivo X60 Pro||Expected by December-end||–||–|
|Vivo V21||Expected by December-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y72 5G||Expected by December-end||–||– Greyscale testing underway|
|Vivo X70 Pro||Expected by January-end||–||–|
|Vivo V21e||Expected by January-end||–|
|Vivo V20 2021||Expected by January-end||–||–|
|Vivo V20||Expected by January-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y21||Expected by January-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y51A||Expected by January-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y31||Expected by January-end||–||–|
|Vivo X50 Pro||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo X50||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo V20 Pro||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo V20 SE||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y33s||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y20G||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y53s||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y12s||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo S1||Expected by early-April||–||–|
|Vivo Y19||Expected by early-April||–||–|
|Vivo V17 Pro||Expected by April-end||–||–|
|Vivo V17||Expected by April-end||–||–|
|Vivo S1 Pro||Expected by April-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y73||Expected by April-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y51||Expected by April-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y20||Expected by April-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y20i||Expected by April-end||–||–|
|Vivo Y30||Expected by April-end||–||–|
|iQOO 7||Halted||–||Stable released in India|
|iQOO 7 Legend||Expected by December-end||Released||Stable released in India|
|iQOO Z3||–||Released||Stable released in India|
|iQOO Z5||Expected by December-end||–||–|
|iQOO 3||Expected by March-end||–||–|
|Vivo X70||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo X70 Pro||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo X70 Pro+||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo X60 Pro+||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo X60t Pro+||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo X60 Pro||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo X60 curved screen version||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo S10||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo S10 Pro||–||–||Internal testing|
|Vivo S9||–||–||Internal testing|
|iQOO8 Pro||–||–||Internal testing|
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