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Original story (published on July 13, 2020) follows:
Vivo in May 2020 started the construction of a 32-story high-rise tower that will house its headquarters once completed in fall 2025. The tower, according to reports, will accommodate close to 6,000 employees, hopefully among them some of the company’s best software developers.
The Chinese smartphone vendor lags behind several others when it comes to timely software development. Sure, Vivo smartphones are receiving the update to Funtouch OS 10 based on Android 10. Matter of fact, a good number have already bagged the update. More details here.
But the OS is rolling out at a time when the newest Android 11 is already available in beta. To ensure that it doesn’t lag behind when the stable rollout begins, Vivo has already opened the beta program for developers who want to optimize their apps ahead of the Funtouch OS 11 rollout.
Since this is an early (pre-release) version of the software, only a limited set of Vivo smartphones can be upgraded to Android 11 so far.
Here, we bring you this list (table) of devices, and to ensure you don’t miss a thing, we will update it regularly whenever a new Vivo smartphone gets the beta or stable Funtouch OS 11 update.
Update 1 (August 7)
Vivo has now released the Android 11 beta 2 update for the iQOO 3 and the Vivo NEX 3S in China. The new beta update does not bring any major changes for the devices. It comes as version PD1955_A_20.07.275 for the iQOO 3 and as version PD1950_A_20.07.275 for the NEX 3S. Check out the full story here.
Update 2 (September 22)
IST 01:38 pm: At the Vivo V20 series launch event in Thailand, the company teased fans with a few hints of what to expect with the upcoming Funtouch OS 11 skin. For starters, Vivo’s new skin will be highly customizable. To know more, head here.
Update 3 (September 23)
IST 01:19 pm: Vivo has reportedly published an “official experience version” of Android 11 for the iQOO 3 4G/5G and the Vivo Nex 3S 5G. In India, the iQOO 4G/5G models are supported whereas, in China, the iQOO 5G and Nex 3S 4G are supported.
Update 4 (September 30)
IST 11:21 am: To our surprise, Vivo seems to have beaten other Android vendors, including Google, to launching the first phone running Android 11 out-of-the-box according to its press release, which is confusing according to a report.
This is because Vivo also claims that it has plans “to equip V20 series with Android 11 in succession”. Therefore, it’s unclear whether the devices will come with Android 11 pre-installed or will Vivo release an update, which would be rather disappointing.
Update 5 (October 02)
IST 12:13 pm: Vivo India has updated its website to show off a few new features that will be present in Funtouch OS 11. These include the branded new Live Always on Display feature, AI Editor, iManager and more. Check out all the details here.
Update 6 (October 05)
IST 10:14 am: Based on new developments, it appears that the Funtouch OS 11 update based on Android 11 will bring night video and starry night modes in the Camera app. More details here.
Update 7 (October 12)
IST 04:41 pm: The company has now unveiled details of its Funtouch OS 11 skin on its official Hong Kong website. The updated website now shows off certain features of Funtouch OS 11 such as the redesigned Clock app, Always on Display and more according to a report.
Update 8 (October 15)
IST 07:10 pm: The Funtouch OS 11 update brings the optimized ART++ Turbo for the Mult-Turbo feature, however, it appears that the feature will not be available in countries with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Latic America.
Update 9 (October 31)
IST 10:01 am: Vivo is looking to replace Funtouch OS with an all new skin named “Origin OS”. It’s expected that the Vivo X60 will come with its new OS out-of-the-box. Head here to know more.
Update 10 (November 17)
IST 04:02 pm: Responding to user queries regarding the availability of Android 11 on the Vivo Z1 Pro, S1 Pro, and U20, Vivo India, on Twitter, has stated that the company has not yet planned to release the update for the devices.
Update 11 (November 19)
IST 03:47 pm: Vivo has officially unveiled its new skin over Android — OriginOS — in China. It has also shared a timeline of when the skin will begin rolling out for eligible devices. Head here to know more.
Update 12 (December 07)
IST 01:27 pm: Recent reports suggest that Vivo V20 Pro 5G devices in India are now receiving the Android 11 update as build PD2020F_EX_A_6.70.8 (size 3.6GB). The update brings in features like priority chat function, notification history, and chat bubbles.
Update 13 (December 16)
IST 04:30 pm: It seems that iQOO has begun rolling out the stable Android 11 update for the iQOO 3, however, it’s allegedly under greyscale testing as per iQOO support on Twitter.
One individual has also confirmed the same by sharing a screenshot of the update which appears to be rolling out with the software version 6.70.11.
Update 14 (December 21)
IST 06:17 pm: As per the iQOO India official Twitter handle, the Android 11 update has been released and is under greyscale testing. Also, users will be notified once the update gets ready for their iQOO devices.
Update 15 (December 23)
IST 03:00 pm: iQOO India has suggested in a tweet that the Android 11 stable update might have been released for iQOO 3. Also, users will get notified as soon as the OTA hits their respective device.
Hi, we really understand your curiosity in this and we would like to inform you that, we have already introduced the stable android 11 version. Please do not worry, you will get the notification through OTA. We highly appreciate your understanding in this. Thank you!
Update 16 (December 24)
IST 03:15 pm: It seems iQOO 3 has indeed started getting the Android 11 stable update as version iQOO rev 6.70.12. The info comes Twitter where a user has shared a screenshot of the 3.49GB OS update.
Update 17 (January 7)
IST 03:15 pm: New reports now indicate that 6 vivo iQOO devices have started receiving Origin OS beta updates in China. The devices listed in this release include:
– iQOO 5
– iQOO 5 Pro
– iQOO 3
– iQOO Neo3
– iQOO Pro
– vivo iQOO
Update 18 (January 9)
IST 03:00 pm: According to a tweet by the Director of Brand Strategy at Vivo India, the Android 11 (Funtouch OS 11) beta program kickstarts with the X50 Pro, and more devices like the V19, V17, V15, S1, Z1x, Z1Pro will follow suit.
Read all about it through this link.
Update 19 (January 19)
IST 11:30 am: Users of the Vivo X51 5G in Europe are reporting receiving an update on their devices that brings Android 11.
IST 12:15 pm: Reports now indicate that Vivo has rolled out Android 11 to the alive Y70, Y20s, and Y11s in Europe. More on that here.
Update 20 (February 3)
IST 10:20 am: Users of the Vivo V19 in India are receiving an update, rev6.71.16, that brings with it the stable version of Android 11-based FuntouchOS 11. More on that here.
IST 1:20 pm: New reports now indicate that Vivo Y15 is undergoing Android 11 (Funtouch OS 11) grayscale testing as a limited number of users have received the update. More on that here.
Update 21 (February 9)
IST 11:49 am: Not everyone has bagged the Android 11 update on their Vivo V19 in India as it is only under grayscale testing for now. For more details, head here.
Update 22 (February 13)
IST 01:49 am: Vivo has apparently released the Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 update for the Vivo X50 under the greyscale test. Head here for all the details.
Update 23 (February 20)
IST 02:39 pm: Vivo has finally started rolling out the Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 update for Vivo V20 SE. Find out more about the latest OS update for the device in question by heading here.
Update 24 (February 27)
IST 10:24 am: Vivo has released the Android 11 update for the Vivo X50 and Vivo X50 Pro with its Funtouch OS 11 skin on top. Head here for all the details.
Update 25 (March 02)
IST 03:50 pm: Vivo has started rolling out Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 to the Vivo Y12 handsets in India. The update weighs 3.68 GB and is reportedly under greyscale. Head here to read the complete coverage.
Update 26 (March 03)
IST 11:50 am: More users of Vivo V19 in India are receiving FuntouchOS 11 update on their devices. This means greyscale test is complete now. More on that here.
Update 27 (March 16)
IST 11:54 am: Vivo is reportedly rolling out Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 to users of the Vivo V17 in India. More on that here.
Update 28 (March 18)
IST 10:10 am: Vivo is reportedly rolling out stable builds of Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 to users of the Vivo V17 Pro in India, albeit in greyscale. More on that here.
Update 29 (March 29)
IST 06:47 pm: Vivo may just have signed up Vivo V11 (or Vivo V11 Pro) for the Android 11 update program. Find more details here.
Update 30 (March 31)
IST 12:25 pm: Vivo is reportedly testing out Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 on the Vivo S1 and Vivo V15 Pro. More on that here.
Update 31 (April 06)
IST 10:25 am: It is now coming to light that the Vivo V17 Android 11 update in India that was reportedly released back in March is still in greyscale. More on that here.
Update 32 (April 08)
IST 13:51 pm: Vivo is reportedly rolling out stable Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 to users of the Vivo Y19. More on that here.
IST 13:59 pm: Vivo is rolling out stable Android 11-based FuntouchOS 11 to users of the Vivo S1.
Update 33 (April 14)
IST 11:51 am: Vivo is reportedly rolling out stable Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 to users of the Vivo Y11. This build also has a number of reported issues. More on that here.
Update 34 (April 19)
IST 12:26 pm: Vivo S1 Pro units have started receiving the Android 11 beta update ahead of its initial schedule of April end. Head here to read the complete coverage.
Update 35 (April 21)
IST 03:00 pm: As scheduled, the Android 11 (Funtouch OS 11) update is rolling out for the Vivo Z1 Pro and Z1x units under the greyscale testing for limited users. Head here to learn more.
Update 36 (April 26)
IST 12:04 pm: Vivo is reportedly rolling out Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 to users of the Vivo Z1 Pro in Indonesia.
Update 37 (May 04)
IST 05:25 pm: Vivo has released the Android 11 (Funtouch OS 11) update for the Vivo Y50 under greyscale testing. OriginOS update for Vivo Nex 3S remains elusive as the device is still under the beta testing phase.
Update 38 (May 18)
IST 10:20 am: Users of the Vivo Y19, Y15, Y12, Z1x, X50 Pro, S1 Pro, and V17 Pro among others running Android 11-based Funtouch OS 10.5 should soon get updated to Funtouch OS 11, at least according to Vivo support. More on that here.
Update 39 (May 26)
IST 06:18 pm: Vivo India support confirmed on Twitter that the Android 11 update for the Vivo Y17 is currently under greyscale testing. More details here.
Update 40 (June 03)
IST 02:44 pm: The Android 11 update that Vivo S1 Pro received a couple of weeks ago brought Funtouch OS 10.5 and not Funtouch OS 11, confirms support. Read about it here.
Like most Android vendors, Vivo is striving to deliver at least two OS updates to some of its phones with a few exceptions that are stuck on a single OS update. And we expect that some of the existing handsets will get updated to Android 11 as well. The possible list of eligible devices is here.
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