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vivo has just unveiled the replacement for FuntouchOS – OriginOS. The company’s new Android UI is based on Android 11 and focuses on a new widget system, advanced gestures, and memory optimizations, to name a few of its features.

The re-imagined widget system is inspired by the Huarong Road, a type of sliding puzzle with different piece sizes. The home screen can be rearranged even with multiple widgets of mismatched sizes on the screen.

vivo-originos-widgetsThe widgets, in their simplest form, convey information visually like a sun or rainy cloud for the weather and shifting message bubbles for messaging apps. Tapping the widget expands it to reveal additional information and controls. Another feature of the widgets is “Nano Alerts” which show notifications from an app within its widget, which in itself sounds pretty interesting.

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vivo-originos-nano-alertsOriginOS is also said to bring 26 gesture combinations, which start with a tap at the bottom of the screen. It will also feature a SuperCard which can be summoned from everywhere, including when the screen is off. This should come in handy for a quicker and easier mobile payment experience.

vivo-originos-gesturesThe new UI will also come with Multi-Turbo 5.0, which brings a collection of memory optimization techniques. Memory Fusion is one of them which adds 3GB of extra RAM by shuffling data to the flash storage. Another feature is to optimize memory usage so software needs less RAM at the get-go. Lastly, the application preload hastens app start-up times by guessing which app will open next and prepare the data.

OriginOS will also introduce “behavioral wallpapers” that simulate complex motions. These can also match the weather outside by cloud cover, wind speed, and visibility of local weather conditions.

As far as rollout goes, over 30 vivo phones will get OriginOS in addition to the upcoming vivo X series phone, which will have it out of the box. The roadmap stretches from before the end of January 2021 to Q2 2021.

Before January 31, 2021

  • vivo NEX 3S
  • vivo X50 Pro+
  • vivo X50 Pro
  • vivo X50
  • vivo S7
  • vivo iQOO 5 Pro
  • vivo iQOO 5
  • vivo iQOO 3
  • vivo iQOO Pro
  • vivo iQOO
  • vivo iQOO Neo3

Before Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021)

  • vivo NEX 3/vivo NEX 3 5G
  • vivo X30 Pro
  • vivo X30
  • vivo iQOO Neo
  • vivo iQOO Neo 855

In Q2 2021

  • vivo X27 Pro
  • vivo X27
  • vivo S6
  • vivo S5
  • vivo S1 Pro
  • vivo S1
  • vivo Z6
  • vivo Z5x
  • vivo Z5i
  • vivo Z5
  • vivo iQOO Z1x
  • vivo iQOO Z1
  • vivo NEX Dual Display
  • vivo NEX S
  • vivo NEX A

The OriginOS update schedule is for vivo phones in China that lack Google services though. There is currently no information as far as the global rollout schedule goes.

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