The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo is all set to bring the Android 8.0 Oreo OS to seven of its smartphones. The announcement was made on 10th February 2018, on Vivo’s Chinese forum. Although, keep in mind that none of those devices are currently on sale in India. Nonetheless, it shows that Vivo is in league with top smartphone manufacturers in terms of the software update. All the seven smartphones in the update list belong to the X series. Currently, Vivo only sells V series and Y series smartphones in India.
Android Oreo update details for Vivo X series smartphones
The seven smartphones that will receive the update are, Vivo X20, Vivo X20 Plus, Vivo X9s, Vivo X9s Plus, Vivo XPlay6, Vivo X9, and Vivo X9 Plus. It is worth noting that Vivo is even updating the smartphones that were launched in 2016 (XPlay6, X9, X9 Plus). According to the announcement on the forum, the Android Oreo update will be bundled with the new version of the Funtouch OS. For your information, Funtouch OS is Vivo’s customisation over the stock Android UI. The new Funtouch OS is expected to bring with it a host of new features and a redesigned UI.
The Android Oreo update for these seven devices is scheduled for April 2018. Vivo will also roll out beta OS builds before rolling out the final version. Users can opt for beta program to test the early build of Android Oreo, once the program starts.
Android Oreo update for Indian Vivo smartphones
So far, there has been no official announcement regarding the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the smartphones that Vivo sells in India. Currently, Vivo sells 12 smartphones in India, the Vivo V7+, Vivo V7, Vivo Y69, Vivo V5s, Vivo V5 Plus Limited Edition, Vivo Y66, Vivo Y55s, Vivo Y53, Vivo V5 Plus, Vivo V5, and Vivo Y21L. According to us, among the 12 smartphones that Vivo sells in India, only the newer ones will be updated to the Android 8.0 Oreo OS. However, nothing can be said for sure until the official announcement is made.
Offers on Vivo smartphones in India
Currently, Vivo is running Vivo Carnival on Amazon India, where the company is offering cash discounts and attractive offers on its smartphones. The Vivo Carnival is live from 12th February 2018 to 14th February 2018. Vivo is offering discounts on eight of its smartphones, including the Vivo V7+, Vivo V7, Vivo V5 Plus, Vivo V5s, Vivo Y69, Vivo Y66, Vivo Y55s, and the Vivo Y53.