Google Android 12 operating system is officially available among the consumers, while vivo has polished it and announced Funtouch OS 12 (Beta) for smartphones. In the Chinese market, the phone maker offers its Android OS-based custom skin called OriginOS, while global consumers experience Funtouch OS.
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To date, the Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 update is headed to most of the smartphones sold by vivo outside China. Android 12, on the other hand, is under Beta testing for select flagship devices ahead of public release. Together with Google, vivo announced Android 12 Beta activity for iQOO 7 Legend smartphone through the Developer Preview Program.
vivo Android 12 Beta
Just like any other OEM, vivo also runs its independent Android OS-based custom skin development on Beta channels, letting users experience the new Funtouch OS version, share feedbacks, suggest new features additions, fix bugs and issues as well as help the company to offer a stable yet error-free OTA to the public.
vivo Android 12 Beta Rollout Timeline India
vivo just confirmed all the smartphones receiving Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 Beta update in India along with their respective rollout timeline. Going with the official content, vivo’s latest X70 Pro+ flagship is going to grab the Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 Beta update by the end of November.
In December, the Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 12 Beta will be released for the vivo X60 Pro+, vivo X60 Pro, vivo X60, vivo V21 and vivo Y72 5G. Moving ahead, the Chinese phone manufacturer is likely to release this major update to the vivo X70 Pro, vivo V21e, vivo V20 2021, vivo V20, vivo Y21, vivo Y51A, and vivo Y31 in January 2022.
In March 2022, the vivo X50 Pro, vivo X50, vivo V20 Pro, vivo V20 SE, vivo Y33s, vivo Y20G, vivo Y53s and vivo Y12s will get the Android 12 based Funtouch OS 12 Beta update. Besides, April 2022 will be a fruitful month for vivo S1 and Y19 as well as vivo V17 Pro, V17, S1 Pro, Y73, Y51, Y20, Y20i & Y30.
vivo Android 12 Eligible Devices (Device List)
vivo’s Android 12 eligible devices list is too long as the company launches a lot of new smartphones in various regions in a single year. At the same time, if we take a look back at its Android upgrade policy, most of the mid-range and flagship devices get at least two upgrades, while the X70 series is confirmed for three generations of Android OS upgrades.
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1st Android Upgrade
vivo X Series: vivo X70 | vivo X70 Pro | vivo X60 Pro | vivo X60 | vivo X60 Pro+ | vivo X60t | vivo X60t Pro+ | vivo X50 | vivo X50e | vivo X50 Lite | vivo X50 Pro | vivo X50 Pro+.
vivo V Series: vivo V21 5G | vivo V21| vivo V21e | vivo V21e 5G | vivo V19 | vivo V20 | vivo V20 Pro | vivo V20 SE.
vivo Y Series: vivo Y70 | vivo Y70s | vivo Y73 | vivo Y70t | vivo Y52 5G | vivo Y12s 2021 | vivo Y52s t1 | vivo Y20s | vivo Y53s | vivo Y30 | vivo Y30G | vivo Y31 | vivo Y31s | vivo Y51a | vivo Y51s | vivo Y51 | vivo S7t | vivo S7e | vivo S7 | vivo S9 | vivo S9e.
2nd Android Upgrade
vivo X/Nex Series: vivo X51 5G | vivo Nex 3S 5G
vivo Y Series: vivo Y73s | vivo Y73 | vivo Y11s | vivo Y20 | vivo Y20s | vivo Y20G | vivo Y20 2021 | vivo Y20i | vivo Y12s | vivo Y52s.
vivo iQOO Series: vivo iQOO 5 Pro 5G | vivo iQOO 5 5G | vivo iQOO Neo3 5G | vivo iQOO Z1x | vivo iQOO Z1 | vivo iQOO Z3 | vivo iQOO 7 (India) | vivo iQOO U1x | vivo iQOO 3 5G.
vivo Android 12 Release Date
At the time of Google I/O 2021, vivo officially shared its Android 12 Beta program testing and release schedule for the consumers, which consists of details regarding various Beta builds, strategy after the official OS announcement, and the public release timeline of its Funtouch OS 12 software system for consumers.
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vivo Android 12 Developer Preview Program
- First vivo Android 12 Beta in mid-May 2021
- Second vivo Android 12 Beta in late July 2021
- Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 official release in fall 2021 – Official page LIVE in India
- After official Android 12 release, further Android 12 Developer Preview builds will be suspended.
vivo Funtouch OS 12 Features
Small widgets empower every potential.
With the Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12, vivo consumers keep themselves up-to-date at a glance. You can also organize your home screen with different widgets to be more productive, so you can have everything you need most in one easy-to-access place.
Nano Music Player
Immerse yourself in the world of music.
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vivo introduces a new feature called Nano Music Player and its name itself confirms that it focuses on enhancing the overall music listening experience of the consumers. With Funtouch OS 12, vivo fans can tune in to a hassle-free music experience with a light tap on the home screen.
Speaking specifically about famous music services, with vivo’s Android 12, you can switch between your favorites between Spotify or JOOX with non-stop beats. Furthermore, you can spoil your ears with sounds of joy as well.
More freedom to run smoothly.
The latest Extended RAM technology allocates part of the ROM storage to the RAM and increases RAM space by up to 4GB for you to enjoy a seamless app-switching experience.
vivo Android 12/Funtouch OS 12 (Beta) Trends
July 2022 | Vivo Y33s
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Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 update now rolling out for Vivo Y33s smartphone users.
June 2022 | Vivo V17 and V20 SE
Vivo has released the Android 12 update to the Vivo V17 and V20 SE devices.
May 2022 | Vivo V20 Pro
The Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 update now available for the Vivo V20 Pro smartphone users in Indian markets.
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April 18 | Vivo V17
Vivo V20 Pro users in India have now begun receiving the Android 12 update.
April 16 | Vivo V17
Vivo is reportedly rolling out the Android 12 update for iQOO Z5 users in India.
April 11 | Vivo V17
Vivo seems to be releasing the Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 update for Vivo V17 Pro users in India. However, the rollout seems to be limited as we do not see more reports. It also indicates that the device is under grayscale testing.
April 08 | Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y21 has finally started grabbing the major Funtouch OS 12 update, based on the Android 12 operating system in India.
April 04 | Vivo Y12s
A vivo consumer reportedly asked vivo support regarding the Android 12 update for Vivo Y12s. The company responded that the device should receive the update later this month or next month.
February 12 | Vivo Y51A
vivo X70 Pro users are now receiving the Android 12-based Funtouch OS update in India. It comes with a larger update size of more than 5GB.
January 27 | Vivo Y51A
vivo has reportedly released the Android 12-based FuntouchOS 12 stable update for vivo Y51A users.
January 19 | iQoo 7
iQoo India has confirmed that Android 12 for iQoo 7 has been discontinued due to rollout issues. And the company will soon launch a rollout, however, they have not provided any ETA.
In addition, Vivo V21 users in India can also expect the Android 12 beta program to launch soon. However, it is released in batches and may take time to cover each unit.
January 14 | Vivo Y72 5G
Responding to a user query about the availability of Android 12 for the Vivo Y72 5G, the company’s support team mentioned on Twitter that the update is currently undergoing grayscale testing in India.
This means it has been released to a limited number of users and if there are any major bugs or issues, it will be released to all components of the country soon.
December 31 | vivo X70 Pro Plus
It looks like vivo has started releasing the stable Android 12 update to vivo X70 Pro Plus users in India. The update weighs 5.86 GB and should be available to most users soon if they haven’t already received it.
December 28 | OriginOS Ocean open beta program
New reports now have it that the OriginOS Ocean open beta program is now live for the first batch of vivo and iQOO devices starting with;
- vivo X70 Pro+
- vivo X70 Pro
- vivo X70
- vivo X60 Pro+
- vivo X60t Pro+
- vivo X60 Pro
- vivo X60 Curved Screen Edition
- vivo S10 Pro
- vivo S10
- vivo S9
- iQOO 8 Pro
- iQOO 8
- iQOO 7
The second batch of smartphones is scheduled for an update by the end of January, while the third and fourth batch is expected to receive an update in February-March and April respectively.
December 24 | Vivo X60 – India
As confirmed by PiunikaWeb reader, the vivo X60 smartphone has started getting the Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 update in India.
December 22 | X60 Pro
Vivo has begun rolling out the Android 12 update with Funtouch OS 12 to the X60 Pro in countries such as India and Saudi Arabia.
December 17 | iQOO 7 Legend
IQOO 7 Legend users in India have begun to receive a consistent Android 12 update with Funtouch OS 12 Skin. The update weighs approximately 4.5 GB.
December 13 | iQOO Z3 gets stable Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12
vivo reportedly released the stable Funtouch OS 12 update for the iQOO Z3 smartphone users in India, spotted by a Twitter user. To be noted, the build number of this major software update is PD2073BF_EX_A_6.72.7 that measures 4GB in size.
October 21 | vivo shared Android 12 Beta schedule for India
vivo has recently published its Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 Beta update rollout timeline for vivo smartphones in India. You can check the official schedule below.
September 18 | Official page goes LIVE in India
Silently, the Chinese tech giant released the Funtouch OS 12 official page in India, which mentions a high-quality promotional poster, three new features, and some basic instructions.