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Vivo highlights its custom take on Android's operating system with Funtouch OS
By Ashley Lucas - on 28 Sep 2016, 1:45pm

Vivo highlights its custom take on Android's operating system with Funtouch OS

First launched in December 2013, Vivo's Funtouch OS has since been being used by more than 50 million Vivo smartphone users. The company's custom take on Android's operating system allows users to enjoy features that are usually found on higher-end phones.

"Vivo’s Funtouch OS provides users with a simple, highly-intuitive, yet feature-packed take on the Android operating system. With these features, we provide users with a powerful device that can help them become more productive with functions that are useful in their everyday lives,” said Vivo's Brand Director Annie Lim.

The Funtouch OS was developed around the idea of a simple user interface (UI) that places intuitive controls within easy reach of its users. At present, Vivo’s V3Max, V3, and Y51 use the Funtouch OS 2.5, which Vivo considers as its most powerful smartphone OS yet.

Through the iTheme application, Vivo's Funtouch OS preserves Android's high customizability, enabling users to download various themes online that match their preferences. It even lets them create their own by changing the wallpapers, fonts, and lock screen setups. There's also Vivo's iManager app that lets users easily optimize their smartphones.

Vivo replaced the traditional Android OS app drawer with a desktop that can be easily organized with app folders. Vivo then introduced the Quick Control Center, which contains quick shortcuts that include sound levels, brightness control, recent apps, and toggles for Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Flashlight, and more.

“Vivo’s Funtouch OS was developed with the needs and preferences of the youth in mind. The result is a user-friendly approach to the already tried-and-tested Android operating system with Funtouch OS 2.5. This is a culmination of the efforts of Vivo engineers all over the world to provide our users with the perfect balance between a beautiful UI and fast performance in their phones,” continued Annie Lim.

“As we continue to develop more innovative smartphones according to the demand of consumers, Vivo users can expect more features to be introduced in the future versions of Funtouch OS,” Lim concluded.

The Funtouch OS is packed with smart features, as well as several productivity-boosting and experience-enhancing functions.