Vivo announces Android Pie-based Funtouch 9 OS rollout, open beta now live for select smartphones

Vivo Funtouch

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has announced its roadmap of Funtouch OS 9 rollout based on Android Pie. The update will be rolling out to a total of 13 smartphones in China. Some of the smartphones mentioned in the list, such as Vivo X21s, Vivo Z1, and Vivo X23, have already received the update via the open beta channel, while the rest of the smartphones will be receiving the updated version of Vivo’s Android Pie-based custom UI in the upcoming months. The Funtouch 9 OS rollout for select Vivo smartphones will end in July.

According to a post on Vivo’s forum in China, the Android Pie-based Funtouch OS has already started to roll out via the public beta channel. The list of smartphones from Vivo that are already running the beta build of the Funtouch 9 OS includes Vivo X21i, Vivo Z1, Vivo Z1i, Vivo X23, and the Vivo X23 Symphony Edition.

Vivo will begin the next phase of the update in early June. Starting from June, the software of  Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD, Vivo X21s, Vivo NEX A, Vivo NEX S, Vivo NEX Dual Screen Edition, and the Vivo Z3i will be upgraded to Funtouch OS 9 via the open beta channel. As per Vivo’s Android Pie roadmap, the Vivo Z3 will receive the update via the “public beta channel” at the end of July.

The update schedule for Android Pie-based Funtouch OS mentioned above is exclusively for smartphones sold in China. The company is yet to provide information on Android Pie update schedule for global variants of its smartphones.

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