vivo readying to roll out Android 11 updates in Europe

London, November 26th, 2020

The vivo X51 5G and other models to update to latest OS version soon

Just a little over a month from the official announcement of entry into European markets, and the launch of the first European product line-up, vivo announced that all four products in the European portfolio will soon receive an update to the latest version of the Google Android operating system. 

The latest edition of the most popular European smartphone operating system, Android 11, was introduced in September 2020. As it strengthens data privacy and adds lots of new features, it's easy to understand why both enterprise and consumers alike are looking forward to updating their smartphones as soon as possible.

vivo was among the first smartphone manufacturers, announced by Google, to offer the Android 11 update; this followed Google's provision of the Android 11 Developer Preview version to third party developers in September. At the beginning of October, vivo launched smartphones with Android 11 in different global regions and made the updates available for devices which were already in market.

The first wave of vivo European products, led by the vivo X51 5G, shipped to customers with vivo's version of the operating system based on Android 10; this however, was a different variant to the popular Funtouch OS available in Asia-Pacific markets. This was developed following extensive research into the user habits and preferences of European consumers.

vivo has announced that the updates will start rolling out from end of November. The first devices to receive updates will be the vivo X51 5G, with vivo Y70, Y20s and Y11s to follow later this year. The new updates will bring consumers better system experiences.