Vivo launched the OriginOS in China back in November 2020. Currently, it is running a Public Beta program for various devices in the region. However, Vivo’s devices in other regions ship with a version of Funtouch OS. Now, the company has said it has no plans to bring the OriginOS outside China.
In a response to a user Query, the Funtouch OS team for India has responded with this comment. It says that OriginOS is indeed for Vivo devices but it has been launched in China. Further, it says that the company doesn’t have any plans to bring it to other regions including India for now.
This was already evident when Vivo announced its Funtouch OS 11 (based on Android 11) schedule for India. According to the schedule, it has been releasing updates to the devices. And the latest to receive it is the Vivo V20 SE.
Anyway, it’s clear Vivo intends to maintain two versions of its UI. One for China(OriginOS) and one for the other regions(Funtouch OS). This isn’t the first company to do it. In fact, companies like OnePlus have their own version for China(Hydrogen OS) and Global markets(Oxygen OS).
If you ask me what is the USP of the OriginOS, it’s a UI overlay on the Funtouch OS for flagships and also has a few nifty little features. To know about them exactly, you can look at our coverage on the same
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