Vivo has introduced its new Android-based working system at its annual developer convention in China. OriginOS is the successor to FuntouchOS and includes a full design overhaul that prioritizes widgets, arranging them in a grid-like structure. The widgets can replace themselves with notifications referred to as “nano alerts.”
“The genesis of OriginOS facilities round three frontiers primarily based on smartphone client calls for: design, smoothness and comfort,” Vivo says in a press release. “OriginOS repurposes acquainted options with new thrilling designs to create the last word smartphone expertise.”
Of all of the skinned variations of Android on the market, Vivo’s FuntouchOS has lengthy been the one most clearly in thrall to iOS, with related notification design, colour palettes, and use of transparency. OriginOS’ tile-based strategy to widgets isn’t one million miles away from what Apple launched this yr with iOS 14, though that wasn’t precisely probably the most distinctive design itself. For its half, Vivo says it was impressed by Huarong Dao, the Chinese language variant of Klotski sliding block puzzles.
Vivo additionally claims that OriginOS will probably be a lot much less resource-intensive than FuntouchOS, with decrease RAM necessities. We’ll have to check for ourselves as soon as it rolls out, however there’s little info in that regard — Vivo hasn’t stated something a couple of launch date. The corporate did, nevertheless, exhibit a mockup of the OS operating on its present X50 flagship telephone (above).