Vivo’s latest skin is here, and it is known as FunTouchOS. The company has constantly been rolling out the latest update, which is based on the Android 13 operating system. The latest user interface from Vivo comes loaded with some exciting features like better privacy controls, a new theme engine, the latest Android 13 operating system, and more.
In this article, we will take a look at all the details that are available for the Funtouch OS 13, which will be based on Android 13 and will arrive on Vivo and iQOO smartphones. We will take a look at the features and a list of eligible devices and features. Let’s get started with the Funtouch OS 13 release date.
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Funtouch OS 13 Update Release Date
The Funtouch OS 13 is yet to be officially revealed as of September 2022. As of today, the company has only pushed out the Android 13 Preview version to two flagship phones 一 Vivo X80 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro. The company is yet to reveal the official launch date for the next iteration of Funtouch OS.
Based on the preview build, we can expect the stable version to start rolling out by the end of October this year and more devices are expected to get the Funtouch OS 13 later this year and early in 2023.
Funtouch OS 13 Top Expected Features
Funtouch OS 13 based on Android 13 was rolled out a few weeks back to a couple of devices and based on that preview build, these are the new features coming up with the Funtouch OS 13.
Updated Theme Engine
More polished than Funtouch OS 12 and has more colour options as well. There are lots of preset options now including dual-tone colours as well. The new UI colours will also be applied to system apps and some UI elements (notification, settings, launcher) 一 adding a bit of uniformity. The theme colour can also be applied to app icons.
New Permission for Notifications
A new Android 13 feature, whenever you install a new app, the app will ask you to send notifications explicitly. Only if you “Allow”, you will get the notifications from that particular app will send notification. This way users get more control over which apps can send notifications.
This is a new feature with the Funtouch OS 13 update for the built-in album app. You can select photos from your collection and then tap on the menu button and then hit the “Hide” option. The hidden photos will be available under the settings options inside the app.
With this feature, users will be able to use an app in a particular language without affecting the system language of any other app’s language. This can come in handy for multilingual users. The settings can be accessed by heading to Settings > Apps > All apps > <select any app> > Language.
- New resolution visual (for flagship devices only)
- Phone cooling option added inside the iManager app > Utility tools
- Air Quality Index (AQI) data in the built-in Weather app
These are the new features that are available on Funtouch OS 13 as of now and going forward, the company is expected to add more Android 13-based features like the new media progress bar, new photo picker, and more.
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Funtouch OS 13: List of Compatible Vivo and iQOO Mobiles
While the company is expected to officially release the list of devices that are eligible for the Funtouch OS 13 update, we have curated the below list based on the company’s promise. The Vivo X series devices will get three years of the software update and the V series devices are expected to get at least two OS updates. For iQOO, since they are a relatively new company, all phones launched in the last couple of years should be eligible for the update.
We will update the list once the company officially confirms the eligible list.
List of Vivo Phones Expected to Get Funtouch OS 13 Update
- Vivo X80
- Vivo X80 Pro
- Vivo X70
- Vivo X70 Pro
- Vivo X70 Pro+
- Vivo X60 Pro+
- Vivo X60 Pro
- Vivo X60
- Vivo V25
- Vivo V25 Pro
- Vivo V23
- Vivo V23 Pro
- Vivo V23e
- Vivo V21
- Vivo V21e
- Vivo Y22
- Vivo Y35
- Vivo T1x
- Vivo T1 5G
- Vivo T1 Pro 5G
- Vivo T1
List of iQOO Phones Expected to Get Funtouch OS 13 Update
- iQOO 9 Pro
- iQOO 9
- iQOO 9T
- iQOO 9 SE
- iQOO 8
- iQOO 8 Pro
- iQOO 7
- iQOO Neo 6
- iQOO Z6 Lite
- iQOO Z6 Pro
- iQOO Z6
- iQOO Z5
Funtouch OS 13: Latest News
Vivo Rolls out Android 13 Beta Version Rollout Timeline for India (January 19, 2023)
Vivo has revealed its January roll out schedule for Funtouch OS 13 beta update. The company has revealed that from mid of January, Vivo V21 5G, V21e, Y74, Y73, Y72 5G, and Y53s will get the Android 13-based beta version of Funtouch OS 13. Users can apply for the beta update to download the latest version of Android on their smartphones.
iQOO Z3 5G and Vivo X70 Pro+ Get a Stable Version of FunTouch OS 13 in India (January 12, 2023)
iQOO has started rolling out the stable version of the FunTouch OS 13 update to its iQOO Z3 5G smartphone in India. The company has rolled out the stable version of FunTouch OS 13, which is based on the Android 13 operating system for the Vivo X70 Pro+. The update for X70 Pro+ comes with version number PD2145F_EX_A_38.4.1 and weighs around 5.87GB.
Vivo Y21s to Get Android 13-Based FunTouchOS 13 Beta Update in First Half of 2023 (January 04, 2023)
Vivo has confirmed that it has plans to upgrade Vivo Y21s to the Android 13 operating system. The company has revealed, while answering to a user on Twitter, that the Android 13-based Funtouch 13 beta version for Vivo Y21s will be available from the first half of 2023.
iQOO Z5, iQOO 7, and iQOO 7 Legend Get FunTouch OS 13 Update in India (December 05, 2022)
iQOO has started rolling out the stable version of its latest FunTouch OS 13 operating system to its slew of smartphones. The brand has rolled out the update to iQOO Z5, iQOO 7, and iQOO 7 Legend smartphones. The iQOO Z5 Android 13 beta update comes with version number PD2148F_EX_A_38.0.36 and weighs around 5.12GB. The iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend stable Android 13 update comes with version number PD2055BF_EX_A_8.70.29 and weighs around 4.67GB.
Vivo Announces the Roll out Timeline for FunTouch OS 13 Update Based on Android 13 in India (October 25, 2022)
Vivo has finally revealed the rollout timeline for its Android 13-based FunTouch OS 13 update in India. The company has confirmed that Vivo X80 Pro will be the first phone to get FunTouch OS 13. The brand will then rollout the update to X60 Pro+, X60 Pro, and X60 from Mid of December 2022. From Mid of November 2022, the brand will roll out FunTouch OS 13 update to Vivo X80, X70 Pro+, X70 Pro, V25 Pro, V25, V23 Pro, V23 5G, V23e 5G, T1 Pro 5G, T1 5G, T1, Y75 5G, Y35, Y22, and Y22s. From H1 2023, the company will roll out the update to V21 5G, V21e, V20 Pro, V20, V20 2021, Y74, Y73, Y72 5G, Y53s, Y21s, Y33s, Y20G, Y21T, Y33T, T1x, Y51A, Y31, and Y20T.
iQOO 9T and iQOO Neo 6 Reportedly Gets Stable Android 13-based FunTouchOS 13 Update in India (October 12, 2022)
iQOO has reportedly started rolling out the stable Android 13 update to its two smartphones. The brand has rolled out the stable FunTouch OS 13 update to iQOO 9T and iQOO Neo 6 smartphones in India. The iQOO 9T update weighs around 5.74GB, while the iQOO Neo 6 update weighs around 5.5GB. Users can go to Settings > Software Update to download the latest version of the FunTouch OS 13.
Vivo X80 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro Android 13 Update Rolling Out in India for Select Users
On August 24th, following the Android 13 release for Pixel phones, Vivo and iQOO pushed out the Android 13 Preview version to Vivo X80 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro users in India. The stable version for these devices is expected to arrive before the end of 2022. The preview has been rolled out for 500 X80 Pro users and 500 iQOO 9 Pro users.
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