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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.

Google Play Services for AR now supports the Motorola Edge, Realme 6, Samsung Galaxy A31/41, Sony Xperia 1 II, and more

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service from the company that enables applications to create augmented reality experienced on devices without any need for dedicated hardware. While the service uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration...

OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, and Meizu join Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo’s file transfer alliance

Back in August last year, three Chinese OEMs — Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo — formed an alliance for the development of a new P2P file transfer protocol to simplify cross-device file transfers. The solution aimed to offer an AirDrop like experience in the Android ecosystem by allowing devices from different manufacturers to seamlessly share files...

Vivo X50 Pro teased with gimbal-style camera stabilization and ISOCELL GN1 image sensor

Remember the Vivo APEX 2020? It's Vivo's 2020 concept phone, succeeding the original Vivo APEX and the APEX 2019. The APEX 2020 was supposed to be shown off during MWC 2020, but because of the cancellation of the event, it was doomed to be a footnote in history despite its impressive list of specifications. One...

Vivo announces the flagship iQOO Z1 smartphone with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus

Earlier this month, MediaTek announced its new Dimensity 1000 Plus flagship chipset, featuring support for 144Hz displays. At the time, Vivo's sub-brand iQOO had revealed that it was already working on a new phone based on MediaTek's latest chipset but we had no further information about the upcoming device. Just a few weeks since MediaTek's...

Vivo V19 with Snapdragon 712 and 33W FlashCharge 2.0 launched in India

Owing to the lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in India, several smartphone OEMs had previously postponed new smartphone launches in the country. But with the recent lockdown relaxation, manufacturers have once again started launching new devices in the market. In the past few weeks, we've seen several new devices...

OEMs have been getting better at rolling out Android Security Patches

Back in 2018, researchers from Security Research Labs (SRLabs) published a paper highlighting how several Android OEMs were declaring Android Security Patch levels but weren't actually incorporating all the necessary patches on their devices. The paper caused quite a stir in the Android community and Google subsequently launched an investigation into each device with a...

Samsung lost ground in India as Realme, OPPO, and Vivo grew during Q1 2020

Despite the fact that Samsung lost its spot as the second most shipped smartphone brand in India to Chinese OEM Vivo in Q4 2019, the company saw significant growth in market share towards the end of last year. This year, however, things seem to have taken a turn for the worse for Samsung, as a...

Vivo rolls out Android 10 with Funtouch OS to the Nex 3 5G

Google first rolled out a stable build of Android 10 to its Pixel devices back in September last year. Around the same time, Chinese OEM Vivo announced the Nex 3 5G, however, the device rolled out with Funtouch OS 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie, instead of an Android 10 version of Vivo's custom skin....

[Update: Design revealed] iQOO Neo3 launches next week with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 144Hz display

iQOO, formerly a Vivo sub-brand, recently made its international debut with the launch of the iQOO 3 5G in India. Kishan from our team concluded his iQOO 3 5G review commending it as one of the fastest phones out there, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, 12GB of RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage...

iQOO 3 5G Review – One of the Fastest but not Smoothest Smartphones

Last month, Vivo's new sub-brand, iQOO, made its first foray into the Indian market with the launch of a brand new flagship smartphone called the iQOO 3 5G. This flagship smartphone boasts some of the most cutting edge hardware on the Indian market with the central theme revolving around delivering a superior gaming-focused experience in...

OEMs are raising prices of smartphones in India following a tax increase

India is one of the most competitive markets for smartphone brands. Before the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on commercial activities, India was the only positively growing smartphone market in the world. The sheer number of smartphone users (about 400 million) and the huge potential to onboard a larger number of new users has drawn...

[Update: Narzo launch postponed] Vivo suspends new product launches in India, Realme postpones Narzo sales due to COVID-19

COVID-19, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, has had a very wide scale impact on all of our lives. The effects of the pandemic are being felt all around the world, and the smartphone industry is no exception. Most notably, events like MWC 2020 and Google I/O 2020 have been canceled for the year,...