Chinese smartphone maker, Vivo will release Android 8.0 Oreo-based FunTouch OS update to seven smartphones very soon. Vivo confirmed that Vivo X20, X20 Plus, X9s, X9s Plus, Xplay6, X9 and X9 Plus smartphones would receive the Oreo update in the near future. However, the company did not mention any timeframe for the release though. Going by Vivo's track record, don't expect the update to come out anytime soon. But when it happens, the Vivo X20 will receive the update first ahead of the other mentioned phones, and that too in beta. Yes, Vivo confirmed that the X20 would receive the Oreo beta update first.
Vivo confirmed this news on its Chinese forums page, however, it did not mention anything about the Oreo update for Indian audience. Most probably, Vivo will release the update to the recently launched Vivo V7, V7+, V5, V5s and the Vivo V5 Plus smartphones in India. For the unaware, these were the same smartphones released in the Chinese market with different monikers.
Vivo is well known for not providing software updates to its smartphones, and honestly, most of the Vivo smartphone users stopped asking for the updates as well, which explains the entire story.
But thankfully, the company has officially confirmed the smartphones list slated to receive Oreo update. We're expecting Vivo India to come up with the list of smartphones receiving the Oreo update in the country.
Vivo's Android skin is known as FunTouch OS, and most of the devices released in 2017 arrived with Android 7.0 Nougat. But sadly, Vivo did not include the smartphones released in 2016 in the Oreo update list. So don't expect the brand to release the update for Vivo smartphones launched back in 2016.
Other major brands such as the Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, OnePlus, etc have already updated at least one of their smartphones with the latest version. Also, Vivo is under pressure in the Indian market, thanks to some entry-level selfie phones such as Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Infinix Hot S3.