vivo NEX A gets Android 9 Pie update

Vlad, 22 April 2019

vivo has been anything but fast to release Android 9 Pie updates for its devices. The company has unveiled its new Funtouch 9 skin last month based on that OS release, and last week we got a timeline saying it would roll out to a total of 13 smartphones by July, in beta form. So clearly vivo is in no rush here.

On the flip side, the NEX A has just started receiving a Funtouch 9 build based on Android 9 Pie today in China. It's unclear whether this is a beta release, but we're willing to assume it is, because there has so far been no official mention of finalized non-beta software based on Pie for vivo devices.

The update comes as a 3.3GB download, and it adds everything that Google baked into Pie as well as all of vivo's modifications for Funtouch 9, including a revamped dark mode and multiple feature enhancements for the Jovi AI assistant.

There's still no telling when Funtouch 9 and Android 9 Pie with it will be headed to vivo handsets that have been sold outside of China.

Source (in Chinese) | Via


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There are not many people who actually have the vivo a or s And my original statement was the story was out of date as it came out on March 1st the android 9 update But many will comment The official ota android 9 came out on 1st March 2019 via...

  • Snh

First check the specifications of the mobile I mentioned before posting your comment

  • Love the Community

Is it a flagship? You don't need much e-peen points to get the latest. What do you need from Pie anyway?

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