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A Quick Look on Vivo’s Feature-packed Funtouch OS

A Quick Look on Vivo’s Feature-packed Funtouch OS

Vivo Mobile, the top 5 global smartphone brand, highlights its unique approach to the Android operating system with its custom flavour to the popular OS. Called Funtouch OS, this extensively customized operating system is present in Vivo smartphones, and allows users to enjoy features that are usually found on more expensive, higher-end phones.

Vivo’s Funtouch OS was first launched on December 28, 2013. Since then, it has been through the hands of more than 50 million Vivo smartphone users.

“Vivo’s Funtouch OS provides users with a simple, highly-intuitive, yet feature-packed take on the Android operating system. With these features, we provide users with a powerful device that can help them become more productive with functions that are useful in their everyday lives,” said Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim.

The Funtouch OS was developed around the idea of a simple user interface (UI) that places intuitive controls within easy reach of its users. At present, Vivo’s V3Max, V3, and Y51 smartphones use Funtouch OS 2.5—Vivo’s most powerful smartphone OS yet.

A screenshot of the default homescreen of Vivo’s Funtouch OS as seen on a Vivo V3 Max smartphone
Funtouch OS’s default lockscreen features a clean look, but is also customizable based on the theme used
Funtouch OS’s i Theme app allows users to download themes for their Vivo smartphone

Full control for faster operations

One of the strengths of the Android operating system is its high customizability. Vivo’s Funtouch OS preserves this feature with the i Theme application. This enables users to download various themes online that match their preferences, and even create their own by changing the wallpapers, fonts, and lock screen set-ups.

With Funtouch OS, Vivo decided to do away with the traditional Android OS app drawer, which is now replaced by a desktop that can easily be organized with app folders. Vivo’s Funtouch OS also introduces the Quick Control Center, accessible with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen, which contains quick shortcuts including sound levels, brightness control, recent apps, and toggles for Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Flashlight, and more.

While the available themes provide users with customizability on their Vivo phones, Funtouch OS also offers several hardware management tools to complement the high-performance processor and RAM available in the V3Max, V3, and Y51 smartphones. With the i Manager application, users can easily clean their smartphones of unwanted files, manage installed applications, monitor their data and battery consumption, and set up privacy filters such as the private space and call and message blocking features. The i Manager serves as the Funtouch OS-powered Vivo smartphone’s control center that helps users optimize the performance of their phone.

The Funtouch OS Quick Control Center serves provides accessibility to common hardware and software toggles, as well as brightness and sound levels that can be brought up from any screen. It also displays recent tasks and apps which allows users to multitask effectively
Funtouch OS also features several smart motion options that provide more gesture-based accessibility options for users
Smart wake gestures can be individually toggled based on need. Users can also assign custom gestures to their favourite apps through the Funtouch OS’s Smart wake options

Smart Features

Vivo’s Funtouch OS is also packed with smart features that take advantage of the faster than faster performance of its smartphones. Smart wake gestures allow users to draw patterns on the screen of their Vivo smartphone to wake it and access apps such as the i Music app, camera app, phone app, and the internet browser.

Funtouch OS also features several productivity-boosting functions. Users can toggle one-handed operation, accessible by sliding their fingers from the side of the screen, to the center, and back to the side, to allow them to resize the screen—useful for individuals who find it challenging to use their smartphones with one hand.

Vivo’s Funtouch OS Camera app also features several experience-enhancing functions, including palm gesture photo taking and voice control shutter functions. These functions enhance the experience of Vivo smartphone users, allowing them to take full advantage of the speed of their smartphones.

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Raymund Ravanera is an accomplished and experienced graphic designer with almost 20 years of creative expertise working in the graphic design industry. He loves the latest gadgets, food and movies. Currently, he owns and manages megabites.com.ph, an online technology and lifestyle blog since 2015.

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