At its annual developer conference in China, Vivo just announced its new Android based OS called OriginOS. The new operating system has been designed to mainly focus on widgets that are arranged in a grid-like layout and can update themselves with ‘'nano alerts’' notifications.
According to Vivo, the OriginOS has been developed keeping in mind three main factors: design, smoothness and convenience. The previously functioning OS of Vivo was called FuntouchOS.
OriginOS’ design sort of resembles Apple’s newly launched iOS 14, as the iOS 14 also features a grid-like display of widgets. Vivo’s actual inspiration for OriginOS’ layout is, however, more unique: Huarong Dao, the Chinese variant of Klotski sliding block puzzles.
Compared to FuntouchOS, Vivo says that OriginOS will be much less resource-intensive with lower RAM requirements.
Vivo hasn’t revealed the release date of the new operating system yet, but did show a mockup of it running on its current X50 flagship phone.