Vivo, like many other manufacturers, has its own custom Android fork. Called Funtouch OS, the custom UI has powered Vivo phones for years. However, last year, Vivo unveiled a new UI dubbed OriginOS that has replaced Funtouch OS for devices sold in China.
An earlier report had erroneously said that OriginOS will get a global debut when the Vivo X70 series launches, but that won’t be the case as Vivo has quietly unveiled Funtouch OS 12.
The Funtouch OS 12 page is now live on the Vivo India website and it reveals some of the new features it is bringing to Vivo phones.
One of the new features coming to Funtouch OS is a redesigned widget system. The design of the new widgets appears to have been carried over from OriginOS. They are more functional and Vivo claims they should help users be more productive.
Another feature is the Nano Music Player that is sort of a mini-player for controlling playback from Spotify, Joox, or files from your local storage.
Last but not least is Extended RAM, a feature that has become increasingly popular on a lot of phones these days. With Extended RAM, the phone allocates part of the ROM storage (up to 4GB) to the RAM space so apps can run a bit more smoothly.
We expect more details will be revealed on September 22 when Vivo plans to announce the X70 series globally. We should also get details about current phones that will receive the update and when to expect them.