New updates are added at the bottom of this story â¦â¦.
The original story (published April 11, 2021) follows:
OEMs under the BBK Electronics umbrella have been rolling their socks up when it comes to software updates, with the exception of OnePlus – which appears to have taken the wrong path this year.
If OEMs like Vivo, Oppo, and Realme keep up their good work, we might even see more devices getting the update to Android 12 before the end of the year compared to the Android 11 rollout.
Speculation aside, Vivo has currently rolled out Android 11 to a bunch of smartphones and you can check out all the details in our dedicated tracker.
While Android 11 is still fresh, at least for Vivo phones, it is no longer the latest Android operating system. Google has already rolled out Android 12 Developer Preview version 2.2 for Pixels.
Additionally, he is expected to divulge more details about Android 12 during the Google I / O 2021 event which will take place May 18-20.
That said, we will be keeping track of all developments related to Funtouch OS 12, OriginOS, and iQOO UI 3.0, all of which will be based on Android 12.
Vivo Funtouch OS 12 / OriginOS / iQOO UI 3.0 release date
Last year, Vivo was among the few OEMs to roll out Android 11 beta for their flagships while Google tested the update for the Pixels.
According to Google’s official schedule, the beta program will go live from May and end in August. So, we can expect to see Vivo release the beta version of Android 12 for a few of its flagship models.
Vivo could continue beta testing after Google rolls out stable versions of its Pixel phones. After further testing, it’s likely that the stable Android 12 update for Vivo phones will go live later this year.
List of eligible devices
Vivo typically installs 2 major operating system updates on most smartphones. However, this does not guarantee the same. So it’s a bit difficult to determine which models will receive the next Android update and which will not.
So it’s likely that most if not all Vivo phones that launched with Android 10 or Android 11 out of the box should get the update to Android 12. Although some low-end models may not get the same treatment.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of Vivo phones that we think could get the Android 12 update with the Funtouch OS 12, OriginOS, or iQOO UI 3.0 skin depending on region and model.
It’s also worth noting that OriginOS is currently limited to Vivo phones sold in China. Elsewhere, the company will continue to seed its Funtouch OS skin.
– Vivo X60t
– Vivo X60 Pro
– Vivo X60
– Vivo X60 Pro +
– Vivo X50 5G
– Vivo X50
– Vivo X50 Pro
– Vivo X50 Pro +
– Vivo X50e
– Vivo X50 Lite
– Vivo X51 5G
– Vivo Nex 3S 5G
– Vivo S9
– Vivo S9e
– Vivo S7t
– Vivo S7e
– Vivo S7
– Vivo Y30G
– Vivo Y30 (Standard / China)
– Vivo Y31
– Vivo Y31s
– Vivo Y11
– Vivo Y20
– Vivo Y20s
– Vivo Y20G
– Vivo Y20 2021
– Vivo Y20i
– Vivo Y12
– Vivo Y51a
– Vivo Y51s
– Vivo Y51 (2020, December)
– Vivo Y52s
– Vivo Y70
– Vivo Y70
– Vivo Y73
– Vivo V19
– Vivo V20
– Vivo V20 Pro
– Vivo V20 SE
Although iQOO has not been around for a long time, it promised 2 major OS updates for iQOO 3. Therefore, we expect the company to stick to the same update policy for other models as well.
These iQOO phones can get the update to Android 12 with iQOO UI 3.0.
– Vivo iQOO Z3
– Vivo iQOO 7
– Vivo iQOO Neo5
– Vivo iQOO 3 5G
– Vivo iQOO U2x
– Vivo iQOO 5 Pro 5G
– Vivo iQOO 5 5G
– Vivo iQOO Neo3 5G
– Vivo iQOO Z1x
– Vivo iQOO Z1
– Vivo iQOO U3
– Vivo iQOO U1x
To reiterate, this list of eligible devices is by no means an official confirmation, and some devices mentioned here may not receive the update. It’s also possible that some devices not mentioned here will get Android 12, so take that information with a pinch of salt.
That said, we’ll be posting new updates here as we come across new developments related to the release and availability of Android 12 with Funtouch OS 12, OriginOS, or iQOO UI 3.0.
Update 1 (May 11)
IST 10:54 a.m.: It now appears that the Vivo X60 line of devices will receive 3 major Android updates, which means that they will be supported up to Android 14. More information on this here and here.
Update 2 (May 19)
IST 10:54 a.m.: iQOO just announced an Android 12 beta test program for its 2021 flagship smartphone, iQOO 7. Successful applicants will get a very early glimpse of what is likely the latest version of OriginOS for the iQOO 7. It may or may not contain new features, but it’s still a good look at what’s to come. More on that here.
Update 3 (June 01)
IST 7:05 p.m.: IQOO has promised Android 12 and Android 13 updates for IQOO 7 and guaranteed 3 years of software support. For more information, go here.
Update 4 (September 16)
IST 16:58 pm: Vivo has started teasing the Funtouch OS 12 update on its official website for India. The teaser includes powerful new widgets, Nano Music Player and the extended RAM feature that has been rolled out to devices from several OEMs.
Thanks so much for the tip, Aman!
Update 5 (October 05)
IST 10:32: In the official release statement on the release of Android 12 AOSP, Google says devices from OEMs like Vivo and others are expected to start receiving the Android 12 update later this year.
Update 6 (October 06)
IST 10:02 am: In preparation for the official Android 12 unveiling, iQOO now features a Android 12 Exclusive Preview Program for iQOO 7 Legend users in India.
Update 7 (October 21)
IST 3:14 p.m .: Vivo has shared its Android 12 beta update schedule and, unsurprisingly, the Vivo X70 Pro + will be the company’s first device to beta towards the end of November.
Update 8 (October 22)
IST 6:00 p.m .: iQOO has also reportedly shared its Android 12 update beta rollout schedule. The iQOO 7, 7 Legend, Z3 and Z5 are expected to get it by the end of December. The iQOO 3 will have it by the end of March.
Update 9 (November 20)
IST 9:30 am: Vivo has reportedly released the very first Android 12 beta update for Vivo X70 Pro + in India.
Update 10 (November 30)
IST 9:30 am: Popular leak, Digital Chat Station has brought us some new details about Vivo’s Android 12 plans. In a tweet, he notes that the first batch of internal testing includes:
– X70 Pro
– X70 Pro +
– X60 Pro +
– X60t Pro +
– X60 Pro
– X60 curved screen version
– S10 Pro
– iQOO8 Pro
Update 11 (December 04)
IST 11:45 am: Vivo would have started deployment Android 12 based Funtouch OS 12 update for iQOO 7 in India.
REMARK: This table is updated regularly.
|Vivo X70 Pro +||Posted||–||–|
|Vivo X60 Pro +||Expected by the end of December||–||–|
|Vivo X60 Pro||Expected by the end of December||–||–|
|Vivo X60||Expected by the end of December||–||–|
|Vivo V21||Expected by the end of December||–||–|
|Vivo Y72 5G||Expected by the end of December||–||–|
|Vivo X70 Pro||Expected by the end of January||–||–|
|Vivo V21e||Expected by the end of January||–||–|
|Vivo V20 2021||Expected by the end of January||–||–|
|Vivo V20||Expected by the end of January||–||–|
|Vivo Y21||Expected by the end of January||–||–|
|Vivo Y51A||Expected by the end of January||–||–|
|Vivo Y31||Expected by the end of January||–||–|
|Vivo X50 Pro||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo X50||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo V20 Pro||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo V20 SE||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo Y33||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo Y20G||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo Y53||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo Y12||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo S1||Expected early April||–||–|
|Vivo Y19||Expected early April||–||–|
|Vivo V17 Pro||Expected by the end of April||–||–|
|Vivo V17||Expected by the end of April||–||–|
|Vivo S1 Pro||Expected by the end of April||–||–|
|Vivo Y73||Expected by the end of April||–||–|
|Vivo Y51||Expected by the end of April||–||–|
|Vivo Y20||Expected by the end of April||–||–|
|Vivo Y20i||Expected by the end of April||–||–|
|Vivo Y30||Expected by the end of April||–||–|
|iQOO 7 Legend||Expected by the end of December||–||–|
|iQOO Z3||Expected by the end of December||–||–|
|iQOO Z5||Expected by the end of December||–||–|
|iQOO 3||Expected by the end of March||–||–|
|Vivo X70||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo X70 Pro||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo X70 Pro +||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo X60 Pro +||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo X60t Pro +||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo X60 Pro||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo X60 curved screen version||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo S10||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo S10 Pro||–||–||Internal tests|
|Vivo S9||–||–||Internal tests|
|iQOO8 Pro||–||–||Internal tests|
PiunikaWeb started out as an investigative tech journalism website, focusing primarily on âbreakingâ or âexclusiveâ news. In no time at all, our stories were picked up by Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors and many more. Do you want to know more about us? Head here.