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Vivo smartphones expected to get Android 9 Pie before 2018-end

Vivo X21 is touted to be the first one to get the Android 9 Pie treatment.

  • Published: August 9, 2018 10:02 AM IST
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Google rolled out the final version of Android 9 Pie on Monday. However, the devices that have officially received the new operating system are Google’s own Pixel smartphones, and the Essential Phone. While more are expected to follow soon, many brands are yet to reveal a fixed timeline. But not Vivo. The company recently revealed that it will be rolling out Android 9 on its devices by the end of the year.

In an email sent to Android Authority, the Chinese smartphone maker mentioned that its customers can expect the latest Android 9 Pie update on select smartphones by the fourth quarter of the year. A precise date wasn’t mentioned, but it does give us rough estimate of the roll-out. Not to mention it also gives Vivo users something great to look forward to.

Vivo hasn’t mentioned which devices will be getting the latest operating system, but Android Authority believes the X21 to be the first one. Vivo launched the smartphone back in May. Following that, the flagship Vivo NEX device too is expected to get the Android 9 Pie treatment.

Watch: Vivo NEX First Look

Going by how things have worked in the past, Vivo’s promise of rolling out Android 9 Pie by the end of year seems quite commendable. It will be interesting to see what more the company will be able to bring to the operating system with its FunTouch OS. Android 9 Pie itself comes with quite a few interesting features including new gesture navigation, AI enhancements and a new Digital Wellbeing feature, which allows you to track your smartphone usage.

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  • Published Date: August 9, 2018 10:02 AM IST