Vivo’s OriginOS seems to have taken its level to the extreme by itself being like a seeming fusion of Apple’s iOS and the most recent aesthetic Fluid Design of Microsoft.
Ever since a long time ago, Chinese phone makers have always been accused of copying the design of Apple products, which forces Android to seem more like an iOS all to appeal to an iPhone-crazed market.
As of recent, the push on the “cleaner” Android experiences has formed companies such as OPPO, Xiaomi, and Vivo to turn on 180 degrees and end up advertising their own spin of products on an experience of near-stock. The OriginOS would make a good example product.
Just as when things were expected to have settled down, Vivo then reveals their next own custom Android skin, known as the OriginOS, and, people not having much knowledge on its specs or looks, it could be mistaken for a completely different OS.
Android phone makers, well at least the ones that have still been with their Android skins, have been tending to apply their very own design language, especially for Vivo’s OriginOS. It seems to be a fusion of both the iOS of Apple and the most recent aesthetic Fluid Design of Microsoft, and due to this, it could definitely be mistaken for a new or different type of OS.
The grid-based home screen that has a light theme along with it shows multiple boxes with rounded corners, letting the user drag or place widgets in a somewhat neat manner.
Apparently, the home-screen widgets have been called the “atomic notifications” according to slashgear, but the same function has still been served nonetheless. Google admittedly has made the Android widgets seem languish to the extent that many people probably have the thought of Apple being the inventor of its system with the iOS 14.
One other thing the Android-based OriginOS could still boast about that the iOS could not would be that its dynamic home-screen engine could change the wallpapers or the colors that will depend on the weather’s conditions in the real-world.
The changes of the OriginOS go even deeper than just that. It has reportedly been said that a “memory fusion” system will be introduced and it will be using a part of the phone’s internal storage for the expansion of its RAM in order for the phone that holds a RAM of 8GB will have a space of 11GB to work with.
More of the advanced computer users will most probably have familiarized themselves with the concept of memory swap on Linux or virtual memory on Windows. While it goes through the expansion for the usage of RAM by the system and apps, it comes along with some disadvantages in the performance due to a slower internal storage.
Vivo has yet to reveal which of the phones will be acquiring the OriginOS, although it has been said that the users would be capable of switching between it and the seemingly more vanilla Funtouch OS. The OriginOS will definitely be pretty, although it has yet been made clear if it will go well with users who have found the original skin of Vivo too much already at first.
Obviously, grasping the OriginOS would not be possible without a Vivo phone such as the Original Nex 3s and the Original IQOO 3.