[Update: Dec. 16] Vivo Android 11 (Funtouch OS 11) update tracker: Devices that have received the beta/stable OS so far

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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

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.

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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.

New updates will be added in the section below

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vivo Funtouch OS 11 or Android 11 update tracker table
Device/Android 11 update BETA STABLE
Vivo iQOO 3 4G Released (Beta 2)
Official experience version released
Vivo iQOO 3 5G Released (Beta 2)
Official experience version released
Vivo NEX 3S Released (Beta 2)
Official experience version released
Vivo X60 Expected to come with Origin OS
Vivo V20 Pro 5G Released

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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