vivo introduces OriginOS Ocean with new UI and features; roll out begins starting this December

Vivo today introduced OriginOS Ocean as the successor first version of OriginOS that announced last year, at an event in China. vivo said that today, the presentation and interaction of the digital world is becoming more and more the same, but it should be more changeable and full of fun. For this reason, Origin Design rethinked and reconstructed all of this, bringing about a brand-new revolution.

The OriginOS Ocean has with a more personalized Walkman, which can be used at any time on the lock screen or other interfaces. vivo said that it has integrated content platforms such as QQ Music, Kugou Music, NetEase Cloud Music, etc., to provide users with a more comprehensive music experience.

The new dialer interface shows unkown calls and contacts in the address book in different call interfaces. Users can also set up a dedicated call interface for family and friends to help users identify the important calls at a glance.

The OriginOS Ocean uses the “three-channel information transmission” method for emergency call for the first time in the industry. The emergency call information is transmitted to the caller through phone calls, text messages and flash messages. At the same time, the geographic location of the caller is immediately displayed and the maximum ringtone and vibrate to ensure that this extremely important call is not missed.

The new reading app aggregates content from different content services where you can subscribe to social, financial, technology, entertainment, life and other information sources. It also supports markup, allowing you to quickly collect the text you are interested in into notes.

The camera app adds new features such as level gauge, anti-shake state, option to change, focal length, exposure and contrast, etc., with the focus ring, allowing users to view status easily before shooting.

In the upgraded health app, in addition to the original exercise tracking, it also incorporates new features such as environmental data (PM2.5, ultraviolet intensity, etc.), noise monitoring, women’s health tracking, and SOS help that includes medical emergency cards and emergency calls. In addition, in the new version of the application, users can also access the Omron blood pressure monitor.

It integrates more functions into the lock screen. You can drag the button to the fingerprint area to quickly open various applications and services. Users can also customize common functions on the lock screen, even transparency and fingerprint style.

OriginOS Ocean has a brand-new visual design for the control center. In addition to the original function control, battery information, network status, and sensitive permissions are now clear at a glance. It also has improved multi-window interaction. You can swipe inward in the bottom left corner of the application interface to easily open the app in a smaller window.

The mood cube brings ‘Material You’ features of Android 12. Users can combine and match icons, wallpapers, including global system styles. The simple icon style also adds a new color-changing ability that can follow the color of the wallpaper.

It uses privacy features present in Android 12. In addition, it brings fingerprint lock to store photos, audio, videos, documents and other content, securely. You can also set permissions for network, positioning, microphone, and camera to individually control them.

Roll out details

Users who have previously signed up for the closed beta will receive the OriginOS Ocean update starting tomorrow. The stable version will roll out starting from vivo’s X series Pro/Pro+ models, S series and iQOO flagship devices from December 30. Check out the complete list below

First batch of vivo smartphones that will get OriginOS Ocean update in China starting December 30, 2021

  • vivo X70 Pro+
  • vivo X70 Pro
  • vivo X70
  • vivo X60 Pro+
  • vivo X60t Pro+
  • vivo X60 Pro
  • vivo X60 curved screen Edition
  • vivo S10 Pro
  • vivo S10
  • vivo S9
  • iQOO 8 Pro
  • iQOO 8
  • iQOO 7

Second batch of devices that will get the update from Late January, 2022

  • vivo X60
  • vivo X60t
  • iQOO 5 Pro
  • iQOO 5
  • iQOO Neo5
  • iQOO Z5
  • iQOO Z5x
  • iQOO Neo5 Vitality Edition

Third batch of devices that will get the update in February and March, 2022

  • vivo X50 Pro+
  • vivo X50 Pro
  • vivo X50
  • vivo X30 Pro
  • vivo X30
  • vivo S10e
  • vivo S9e
  • vivo S7
  • vivo S7t
  • vivo S6
  • vivo NEX 3S
  • vivo T1

Fourth batch of devices that will get the update in April, 2022

  • iQOO 3
  • iQOO Neo3
  • iQOO Z3
  • iQOO Z1
  • iQOO Z1x
  • vivo Y76s
  • vivo Y71t
  • vivo Y53s
  • vivo Y53s (t1 version)
  • vivo Y53s (t2 version)
  • vivo S7e
  • vivo S7e Active Edition
  • vivo T1x
  • vivo Z6

The roll out schedule in only for the Chinese market, and the company has not revealed if the Origin OS will roll out for the global markets in the future.


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