[Update: Download Link] Vivo rolls out Android Pie to some V11 Pro users in India

[Update: Download Link] Vivo rolls out Android Pie to some V11 Pro users in India

Update 1 (5/10/19 @ 8:50PM ET): Vivo has confirmed the update has begun rolling out more widely. More importantly, they announced the download link is live so you can update immediately.

Vivo V11 Pro is a mid-range smartphone with exciting looks, powerful specifications inclusive of Snapdragon 660 and 6GB RAM, in-display fingerprint, and a price of ₹25,990 launched by Vivo in India last year. Since the V11 Pro almost leans into the premium segment in the country, it has been among the company’s top priorities for an Android 9.0 Pie update. As per schedule, the Android Pie update is rolling out to the V11 Pro units in India and it brings a Dark theme, an improved gaming mode, a new quick toggle for switching SIMs, automated shortcuts, and much more.


FunTouch OS, Vivo’s custom Android skin, has been upgraded to version 9 based on Android Pie. This brings a new UI with intricate details to complement the boost in V11 Pro’s performance. The update weighs in at 3.11GB so make sure you have that much space empty on your smartphone. Besides the refreshed UI, the update brings a Dark Mode which uses darker colors in the UI to improve the viewing experience on the AMOLED display. Furthermore, the update brings certain improvements to the camera and the smart Assistant Jovi.

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Courtesy of Twitter/ Anmol Kumar

Besides the improvement in performance, the update brings an updated gaming assistant for better utilization of resources. The Vivo V11 Pro also gets a Game Box mode for a realistic three-dimensional sound experience while gaming, especially with battle royale titles like PUBG. Additionally, the new Shortcuts Center, which can be used to automate multiple actions into a single workflow (similar to Tasker or iOS Shortcuts), is now available on the V11 Pro.

With multiple users reporting the update, Vivo has clarified that this update is for “testing purposes” and is available only to a limited number of V11 Pro units. The company hasn’t really clarified its selection criteria and is saying that users will get a notification when the update is available on their smartphones.

Meanwhile, Vivo India’s head of marketing, Nipun Marya, has also “assured” users via Twitter that the FunTouch OS 9 update should soon be rolling out to other devices and we expect the V11 and the V9 series to be among the lucky ones.

Via: PiunikaWeb

Update 1: Rolling out more widely + download link

According to Vivo India on Twitter (via PiunikaWeb), the Android 9 Pie update for the V11 Pro is available for download on the support page.

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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