Funtouch OS 13 Update Based on Android 13 Announced; Will Roll Out to Several Vivo, iQoo Phones: Full Details

HomeTech NewsFuntouch OS 13 Update Based on Android 13 Announced; Will Roll Out to Several Vivo, iQoo Phones: Full Details

Vivo recently announced the Funtouch OS 13 update designed and developed based on Android 13 for all eligible Vivo devices. The Chinese smartphone makers released a whole list of eligible devices that can now update to the Funtouch OS 13.

This is the company’s only update launch after the Funtouch OS 12 was released last year on the basis of Android OS 12. Interestingly, Samsung also announced the rollout of its One UI 5.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series just a day before Vivo made the announcement.

Vivo shared the list of smartphones that will be eligible for the Funtouch OS 13 update on their official Twitter account. “Our #FuntouchOS13 based on #Android13 upgrade roll-out plan is here! Level up your experience in a more personalized and secure ways.

Enjoy a more stable and smooth #OS. #vivo #FuntouchOS #Android13,” Funtouch OS official handle tweeted. The tweet included an image with a detailed list of smartphones that can go for the update. The brand is planning of rolling out the update in four phases. This included –

From the end of September 2022 – Vivo X80 Pro

From Mid of November 2022 – Vivo X80, Vivo X70 Pro+, Vivo X70 Pro, Vivo V25 Pro, Vivo V25, Vivo V23 Pro, Vivo V23 5G, Vivo V23e 5G, Vivo T1-Pro 5G, Vivo T1 5G, Vivo T1, Vivo Y75 5G, Vivo Y35, Vivo Y22, Vivo Y22s.

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From Mid of December 2022 – Vivo X60 Pro+, Vivo X60 Pro, Vivo X60

From H1 2023 – Vivo V21 5G, Vivo V21e, Vivo V20 Pro, Vivo V20, Vivo V20 2021, Vivo Y75, Vivo Y73, Vivo Y72 5G, Vivo Y53s, Vivo Y21s, Vivo Y33s, Vivo Y20G, Vivo Y21T, Vivo Y33T, Vivo T1x, Vivo Y51A, Vivo Y31, Vivo Y20T

A similar tweet was also shared by Vivo’s sibling iQoo announcing the eligible smartphones that can expect to upgrade to the Funtouch OS 13 update. iQOO will also have a rollout in phases with different timelines for different models. The brand’s rollout plan as per the tweet specifies –

End of September 2022 – iQOO 9, iQOO 9 Pro

End of October 2022 – iQOO 9T, iQOO 9 SE, iQOO Neo 6

Mid of November 2022 – iQOO Z6 Pro, iQOO Z6 5G, iQOO Z6

Mid of December 2022 – iQOO Z5, iQOO 7 Legend, iQOO 7, iQOO Z3 5G

Mid of January 2023 – iQOO Z6 Lite 5G

Tech experts are expecting some major improvements in the Funtouch OS 13 update as compared to the current version of the OS. Some of the most talked about improvements include “app pinning”, improved iManager, and a stabiliser ring in the viewfinder. The “app pinning” feature will provide more security to the device especially when it is likely to be often intruded on by other people.

Users will be able to pin one chosen app and restrict access to other apps in case the device lands in someone else’s hands. The improved iManager would offer better control capabilities and the stabiliser ring in the viewfinder would enhance the experience of capturing better images.

The OS 13 version will also provide more customisation options for the home screen and different system UI themes. The updated OS also promises improved video and photo editing capabilities.

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