Exclusive: Vivo V11 Pro and Vivo V11 Android Pie update confirmed
Better late than never
With the launch of the Vivo V15 Pro, a lot of existing Vivo users were expecting announcements on the Android Pie update schedule for Vivo’s existing portfolio of devices like the Vivo V11 and the Vivo V11 Pro. But, it didn’t happen. But we’re happy to say the Vivo has confirmed the expected date of their Android Pie update to EOTO Tech.
The Vivo V11 and the Vivo V11 Pro will get the Funtouch OS 9 Android Pie update in the second week of March ’19. While the updates for these two devices are confirmed we’re not too sure if any of the other Vivo devices in the V series are getting updated to Android Pie.
Vivo initially said that updates to Android Pie could be expected in Q4 of 2018. And true to their words, it did launch a closed beta program for four of their following devices; Vivo Nex S, Vivo Nex A, Vivo X21 and the Vivo X21 UD. But unfortunately, there was no official information on updates to the V series of phones. But a leak in January gave V series owners something to hang on. The Vivo V11 was spotted on Geekbench running Android Pie. The recently announced Vivo V15 Pro already comes with Android Pie with Funtouch OS 9 built on top.
While technology is upgrading quickly in the world of smartphones, it’s sad to know that software updates are still moving at the pace of a snail. While some OEMs are committed to launching updates as quickly as possible, some take just too much time to push it to their users. This necessarily doesn’t mean that OEMs don’t care about updates because OEMs who have heavy skins take that much time to get the update right.
Google’s Project Treble is a step in the right direction and we’re hoping more and more smartphones get support for it.