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Rumor | Vivo will unveil a new Android skin with the launch of the X60 series

Is this a sign the Vivo X60 may launch soon? (Source: Weibo via MySmartPrice)
Is this a sign the Vivo X60 may launch soon? (Source: Weibo via MySmartPrice)
Vivo is rumored to launch its camera-centric successors to the X50 line of phones soon, perhaps before 2020 is out. These devices are also now thought to introduce a new Android skin developed by this company. This "Origin OS" is now slated to have the quality necessary to challenge rivals from OnePlus or Samsung.

Vivo is an OEM that uses a version of Android with possibly the most off-putting name in its custom-software space: Funtouch OS. However, it is now slated for imminent replacement with an all-new take on the popular mobie platform - with a whole new name into the bargain.

This new player in the corporate-developed OS arena is, according to the reliable tipster Digital Chat Station, to be called Origin OS. This new putative chapter in Vivo's use of Android comes with marked improvements with a comprehensive set of features, or so the prolific leaker believes. Then again, this new report is somewhat odd in light of the fact the OEM has forged ahead with Funtouch's latest version (11).

This new OS, which is based on Android 11, is slated to come to new launches such as the V20 series soon. The OEM had also been linked to different alternative software called Jovi (a name shared with the virtual assistant installed on this company's phones in China) OS. Nevertheless, the latest news points to Origin OS running on the new X60 series when it comes out.

Another Weibo user has recently snapped new promotional retail fixtures for devices that could well be these new Vivo premium devices, suggesting that they may have mere months until launch. On the other hand, nothing else about the phones has emerged in leaks. Therefore, it is hard to say whether they can improve on the promising camera performance of their possible predecessors at this time. 

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-26 (Update: 2020-10-26)
Deirdre O'Donnell
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