17 December 2019
Vivo has teased the name of a new OS called the Jovi OS and it is assumed to replace the existing FuntouchOS. There is no substantiality in believing the same but Vivo is unlikely to put two OS versions in its portfolio unless it is trying something really different.
The teaser which is basically a logo design image reveals nothing else so we are left out for some guess work only, though there is nothing available that could serve as a base for the start.
The OS should be based on Android, though the version of it is unknown. Note that Jovi is actually the name of Vivo’s digital voice assistant, so why Vivo is also using this name in for apparently new OS is unknown.
The Funtouch OS is a forked version of Google’s operating system Android and the latest version is based on Android 9 Pie. We expect to see Jovi OS debuting with Android 10. Vivo introduced the Funtouch OS based on Android 9.0 back in March with some heavy optimizations and design enhancements in the user interface.
Talking about the Jovi smart assistant, it offers features such as an image recognizer and a smart scene mode that automatically sends news or notification based on the selected scene/mode.
While teasing the new logo, the project manager at Vivo also shared a caption that translates to “Thank you for having us, we will definitely explore forward.”
Relying once again on our assumptions, we expect the JoviOS to be introduced alongside the upcoming Vivo X30 launch which is happening next month.