Vivo Android 12 Funtouch OS 12 Update: Supported Phones & Release Date

Vivo is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers around the globe. Every year they launch several smartphones in different price categories, and they push out updates for these smartphones every once in a while. While some manufacturers slack on pushing major Android updates to their smartphones, Vivo is not one of them. Last year Vivo was one of the first OEMs to release the beta build of Android 11 when Google was testing the beta build in their Pixel devices. Later last year, several Vivo smartphones received the Android 11 stable update. This year Vivo has also joined the Android 12 beta program.

Vivo Android 12 Update Tracker

February 12: Vivo X70 Pro users are reportedly getting an Android 12 based Funtouch OS update in India. The build carries a size of more than 5GB.

January 27: Vivo is rolling out an Android 12-based FuntouchOS 12 stable build for Vivo Y51A devices.

January 19: Vivo is releasing the Android 12 beta version for Vivo V21 in India. The update will roll out in batches.

January 14: Android 12 for the Vivo Y72 5G will be released soon. The build is currently under greyscale testing in India.

December 24: Vivo X60 is reportedly getting the Android 12 update in India.

December 22: Vivo has rolled out the Android 12 update to the X60 Pro in several countries, including India.

December 17: iQOO 7 Legend users are receiving the stable Android 12 update with the Funtouch OS 12 in India.

December 13: iQOO Z3 Android 12 based Funtouch OS 12 update is rolling out in India with the build number PD2073BF_EX_A_6.72.7.

December 04: Vivo is rolling out the Android 12 based Funtouch OS 12 update for iQOO 7 in India.

November 20: Vivo has rolled out the first-ever Android 12 beta update for Vivo X70 Pro+ in India.

October 22: Vivo’s iQOO has released the Android 12 update beta rollout timeline. The iQOO 7, 7 Legend, Z3, and Z5 will be updated by the end of December. The iQOO 3 will receive it by the end of March.

October 21: Vivo has announced the Android 12 Beta update timeline for India. Vivo X70 Pro+ will be the first smartphone to receive the beta towards the end of November 2021. Vivo X60 Pro+, X60 Pro, X60, V21, and Y72 5G users will get the update by December. Vivo X70 Pro, V21e, V20 2021, V20, Y21, Y51A, and Y31 are slated to get Android 12 beta in January 2022. In March 2022, older devices such as Vivo X50 Pro, X50, V20 Pro, V20 SE, Y33s, Y20G, Y53s, and Y12s will receive the beta update. Other smartphones such as V17 Pro, V17, S1 Pro, Y73, Y51, Y20, Y20i, and Y30 will receive the latest beta build in April 2022.

October 20: iQOO shares its Android 12 rollout timeline. The iQOO 7, iQOO 7 Legend, iQOO Z3, and iQOO Z5 will be updated by the end of December 2021. The iQOO 3 will receive it by the end of March 2022.

September 16: Vivo has silently launched Funtouch OS 12. However, complete information is yet to reveal by the company.

May 19: Android 12 Beta for select Vivo users is now live through the Developer Preview Program. Currently, iQOO 7 Legend users can join the program. The company said that this build is only for developers to test the compatibility of apps with the next version of Android.

Funtouch OS 12

Funtouch OS 12 is the custom Android skin from Vivo. It is based on the Android 12 operating system. It arrives as the successor to the Funtouch OS 11. It brings several new features such as redesigned widget system, Nano Music Player, and Extended RAM. However, the company may bring Android 12 based OriginOS(a replacement of Funtouch OS) to select markets.

Android 11 is no longer the latest Android version. Google has already launched the beta build of Android 12 to give developers ample time to work on their applications and to make them compatible with the upcoming build of Android. We will get more information on this forthcoming Android version in Q4 2021.

Release Date

Following the developer preview build, Google has launched the beta build of Android 12 for the Pixel lineup. If Vivo continues in its footsteps from last year, we will see the beta build of Android 12 for some Vivo flagship devices in September 2021. Google will release the stable build of Android 12 on October 4, which is when OEMs will start working on their version of Android 12. Vivo will have the beta build even after Google releases the stable build of Android. They will eventually push out the stable version in the Q4 of 2021, much like what they did last year.

Will my Vivo phones be eligible for Android 12?

Vivo does not have a strict policy when it comes to Android updates. However, we have witnessed Vivo releasing two major Android updates to most of its smartphones in the past. The entry-level budget Vivo devices only received one major update, but the mid-range and flagship devices did receive two major updates. So Vivo devices that came with Android 10 or Android 11 out of the box are eligible for the Android 12 update. Based on this pattern, we have compiled a list of Vivo devices eligible for the upcoming Android update.

All the smartphones included in this list might not receive the Android 12 update if the company devices something else for a specific model. But if Vivo maintains its pattern, these are the devices that will receive the stable build of Android 12 at the end of 2021 and the start of 2022. This by no means is an official announcement from the company. This is just a speculated list prepared by our time. If any new Vivo device launches with Android 11 now, you can also add that device to this list.

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