On August 2017, Google officially released Android 8.0. More than a half year has been passed, but still, manufacturers are struggling to update their flagships to Android, especially the Chinese manufacturers such as Xiaomi. But, looks like Vivo is an exception has it already provided the official list of Vivo smartphones supporting Vivo Android 8.0 update in the April major update.
Vivo Android 8.0 Update – The Official List
On February 11, Vivo published the list of the specific models getting Android 8.0 update. Here’s the list of total seven models:
- Vivo X20
- Vivo X20 Plus
- Vivo X9s
- Vivo X9s Plus
- Vivo Xplay6
- Vivo X9
- Vivo X9 Plus
In the list, Vivo X20 is expected to be the first to upgrade in April 2018 to Android 8.0 and then other models following Vivo X20 Plus.
Vivo Android 8.0 Update – What’s new?
Android 8.0 upgrade focus is on life, speed, and security. Through the Android 6.0, Andrews 7.0 improvements, Google is slowly moving Android system closer to iOS, increase Background App restrictions, which to some extent can improve the battery life by reducing the power utilized by the background apps.
Its purpose is to ensure a long lasting life without uninstalling the program and without changing user habits. Moreover, this background application limitation will also speed up system operation.
Google says that the latest Android OS stresses on better security. Moreover, the system speed has also been improved. The App loading speed has become twice. Meanwhile, there are some features added and improved as well including:
- New features include icon shapes
- Dots for notifications
- Improved security options
- An autofill fill service
- Smart text selection
- Picture-in-picture mode
- Wi-Fi Aware
- Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) 5.0 Support
- New UI (App Category, New Android TV launcher, Android Studio)
- 60 new emoji expressions
The anticipating aspect is the customization of the OS by Vivo’s UI ‘FunTouch OS’. Let’s see what Vivo Android 8.0 update will turn out to be lightning fast OS or a lagging bugged OS.