Vivo OriginOS Skin Unveiled: New Features and Design

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Vivo OriginOS skin has now been announced. After teasing for a very long time, Vivo has launched its OriginOS Android skin. The company revealed its new skin at the developer conference in China.

Vivo mobile phones with OriginOS Skin
Source: Android Authority

Vivo claimed in a statement that the genesis of OriginOS centers around three frontiers based on the smartphone consumer demands: design, smoothness and convenience.” The Vivo OriginOS is the successor and an upgraded version of the FuntouchOS. The design of the OriginOS prioritizes widgets in a grid-like layout.

OriginOS: Design and Features

weather changing wallpapers
Source: NoypiGeeks

The new skin is made with a custom feature on the home screen that can be replaced and rearranged by the user according to their preference. These widgets are inspired by a puzzle game called Huarong Road, the Chinese variant of the Klotski sliding block puzzles. The widgets can also update themselves with notification called “nano alerts.” 

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Real-World Inspiration in the OriginOS Skin

The widgets also have the ability to show live information and change designs. The most amazing feature of the Vivo OriginOS is the real world wallpapers. The company has added real world wallpapers and background.

The company has left no stone unturned in bringing up the latest technology. Or example, the user can choose for any background that will show different weather effects, like wind, clouds, rain etc.

Vivo has taken many inspirations from the real world and they did not just stop at the wallpapers and backgrounds but they also added the day and night effect to the originOS. In the day and night feature the screen will the brightest at midday and dark at nights.

Along with the weather and the day and light feature, the company has also added a time-lapse wallpaper of a flower blooming. The speed of the timelapse of the blooming flower can be adjusted by the users.

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different live feature of the flower blooming
Source: Mobilescout.com

The company also claims that the new Vivo OriginOS requires low RAM storage, if compared to the resource intensive FuntouchOS.

The OriginOS have a combination of 26 gestures. The company claims that these 26 navigation combinations can be completed by just clicking. For good memory optimization, the Vivo OriginOS comes with a Mutli turbo 5.0. Comparing to the previous FuntouchOS, the OriginOS has a faster start up time.

OriginOS also comes with new icons, animations and an interface that is faster than the previous generation.

Vivo has not given any information regarding the release date of the OriginOS. But the company did present a mockup of the Vivo OriginOS running on its current X50 flagship phone.

Phones that are Eligible for Supporting the OriginOS

Source: NewsBeezer

Vivo took a long time in announcing the new Vivo OriginOS skin. But now you don’t have to wait anymore. All the information of the upcoming phones that will support the OriginOS is out.

The company posted a detail rollout structure for the OriginOS public beta device list.

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Devices arriving at the end of January 2021

  • Vivo Nex 3S
  • Vivo X50 (Including Pro and Pro Plus variants)
  • Vivo S7
  • Iqoo 5 Pro
  • Iqoo 5
  • Iqoo 3
  • Iqoo Pro
  • Iqoo
  • Iqoo Neo 3

Devices arriving in mid- February 2021 that will support the Origin OS

  • Vivo Nex 3 (including P5G variants)
  • Vivo X30 (including Pro variant)
  • Iqoo Neo Series

The third batch of the devices arriving by the second quarter of the year 2021 that will support OriginOS beta include:

  • Vivo X27 (including Pro variant)
    Vivo S6
  • Vivo S5
  • Vivo S1 Pro
  • Vivo S1
  • Vivo Z6
  • Vivo Z5x
  • Vivo Z5i
  • Vivo Z5
  • Vivo Z1x
  • Vivo Z1
  • Iqoo Z1x
  • Iqoo Z1
  • Vivo Nex S
  • Vivo Nex (dual-screen and in-display fingerprint sensor variants)

It is expected that you can use the new OriginOS in the next six months. Vivo has not officially given any statements about the release date but we can expect it to come in the market in 2021.

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