During its annual developers conference on November 8, Chinese smartphone maker vivo unveiled its Android 13-based OriginOS 3, which commenced internal testing on November 9.
Since its release in 2020, vivo’s OriginOS has gone through three years of evolution. The first batch of upgrades of OriginOS 3 for the vivo X Fold +, iQOO 10 Pro and more smartphone models will be launched on November 25. The second batch of upgrades will start at the end of December, mainly covering the vivo X70 Pro + and iQOO 8 Pro.
With the new OriginOS 3, a smooth system experience is the first priority. In terms of storage, the new system adds a variety of algorithms such as application grouping, data compression, memory aggregation, and more. According to vivo’s tests, on a mobile phone with 12G memory, the maximum number of background applications can reach 34.
In terms of dynamic effects, OriginOS adds motion blur algorithms for real-time compensation. After testing, when the mobile phone runs at a display frame rate of 60 frames, the picture fluency can be improved by 18.7%.
OriginOS 3 adds three new functions: mobile phone health, file system defragmentation and “anti-aging” effects. For example, with the mobile phone health function, users can view statistics on storage and battery condition.
With OriginOS 3, if the system has to shut down a whitelisted app due to insufficient memory, it will record the last state of the app and once the user returns, nothing will be lost.
An icon widget folder has been added and users can tap on the app itself inside the folder to open it. In addition, OriginOS 3 adds smaller weather components and supports 3D weather dynamic effects.
OriginOS 3 also features a new “focus mode,” providing seven preset scenarios, including work, reading, exercise, meditation and others. For example, in the working mode, the mobile phone only reminds the application notifications related to work, while in the meditation mode, a mindfulness hourglass and wallpaper will be displayed in the system.
The new operating system also adds a number of AI functions. In addition to music recognition and AI subtitles, a moiré pattern can be automatically removed when shooting another smartphone screen, and a code will pop up in advance when passing through subway gates.
At the recent event, after releasing OriginOS 3, vivo shared major innovations of its products and technologies in the past year. In the field of IoT, vivo focuses on five scenarios including smart travel, smart homes, smart offices, sports health and audio-visual entertainment.
Vivo is also aimed at assisting the elderly, children and people with special needs though audio-visual tools to increase product function R&D and experience optimization, striving to bridge the digital divide. The firm’s current algorithms can recognize 1,200 sign language words with an accuracy rate of over 80%. At the same time, vivo’s sign language synthesis technology has covered over 8,000 words, realizing smooth translation from normal words to sign language.