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Vivo is a Chinese technology company owned by BBK Electronics. The company manufactures Android phones and accessories. In 2015 they were ranked in the top 10 smartphone manufacturers. Visit the Vivo forums.

Vivo V20 Pro Selfie Camera Tests: Justified Marketing Hype!

Between Instagram and TikTok, it seems like most young people these days really enjoy taking photos and videos of themselves. And so it's surprising that Vivo is the only brand with a phone line whose entire shtick is catering to the selfie generation. Ever since the Vivo V5 in early 2017, which was billed as...

The Vivo V20 is the first phone shipping with Android 11, and we tested it

Vivo's V series has tried to stand out from the pack by prioritizing the selfie-taking experience, and this year's V20 series is no different. However, there's one more noteworthy thing about at least one of the models this year: The standard Vivo V20 beat Google's Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 to the punch in...

You can now use augmented reality apps on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro, ASUS ROG Phone 3, and much more

The list of devices that support Google Play Services for AR is growing. The app, formerly Google ARCore, provides the ARCore SDK for developers to build augmented reality apps on Android. Google Play Services for AR will be pushed to the below devices over the Google Play Store, and users can start downloading and/or using augmented...

Forums for the Xiaomi Mi 10T series, Vivo V20 series, Realme 7i, Samsung Galaxy F41, and Galaxy A42 5G are open

If someone is using an Android phone somewhere in the world and they want to mod it, the XDA forums has a home for them. That's why we open up forums for new and upcoming smartphones so new users and potential buyers can find all relevant information specific to their device in one place. Today,...

Vivo beats Google to launching the first phone with Android 11

In a little over 12 hours from now, Google will announce the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 at its Launch Night In event. Thanks to numerous leaks, we pretty much know everything there is to know about the two phones, including the fact that they'll both launch with the latest version of Android, Android...

Vivo Funtouch OS 11 beta based on Android 11 available for the Nex 3S 5G and iQOO 3 4G/5G

Back in June, Vivo kickstarted its Android 11 beta program. As part of the beta initiative, the company offered Android 11 beta builds for the Vivo Nex 3S 5G and the iQOO 3 (4G/5G). While we don’t have a specific timeframe regarding Vivo's stable Android 11 update just yet, it seems to be quite close...

Vivo shows off a color changing smartphone prototype using electrochromic glass

Vivo is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of smartphone design, introducing all manner of interesting concepts. A few years ago, it was one of the first companies to showcase an under-display fingerprint sensor, and now it’s showcasing yet another impressive design concept using electrochromic glass. The company this week shared a video on Weibo showcasing...

Vivo Y20 and Vivo Y20i with Snapdragon 460, 5000 mAh battery launched in India, starting at ₹11,490 (~$155)

Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 460 SoC earlier this year in January, alongside two other mid-range chips — the Snapdragon 720G and Snapdragon 662. Android OEMs have already launched Snapdragon 720G and Snapdragon 662 powered devices, but the budget-friendly Snapdragon 460 chip hasn't made its way to many devices so far. The chipset made its debut...

Google Pixel 4a, LG Velvet, Redmi K30 Pro, and 25 more now support Google ARCore

Nowadays, you don't have to buy a phone with specialized hardware to enjoy augmented reality applications on Android. Modern smartphones, even mid-ranger ones, are equipped with the necessary hardware to handle AR. All a device really needs these days is an RGB camera, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope. Google has decoupled all the AR-related software...

iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro with 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor, 120W FlashCharge launched in China

Vivo's iQOO sub-brand is gaining steady ground in China and other markets, largely thanks to some innovative technologies from its parent company. Devices like the iQOO 3 are one of the cheapest Snapdragon 865 phones around, while the company was also teasing its 120W FlashCharge solution. Today, at an event in China, iQOO has launched...

Download the Vivo X50 Pro’s wallpapers and live wallpapers

Vivo recently launched its X50 series in Europe and India, over a month after the devices were first unveiled in China. As part of the series, the company only launched two mid-range devices — the Vivo X50 and X50 Pro — while reserving the flagship X50 Pro+ for its home market. The highlight feature of...

Vivo X50 Pro Camera Review: The Gimbal doesn’t make up for the processing

The X-series of smartphones has generally been Vivo's camera-focused lineup. While still photography has generally been the primary focus for the X-series, Vivo has decided this time to focus on video stabilization as the key selling point of the X50 Pro. Not only that, but the Vivo X50 series represents the first time that Vivo...