Vivo Nex Starts Receiving Android 9 Pie OTA Update In India

Vivo launched the Nex S smartphone in India in June last year as “Vivo Nex”. The company did have another cheaper variant of the phone which did not make its way to the county. Vivo Nex is the world’s first popup selfie camera phone and was launched in India for INR 44,990.

Vivo Nex

To recap, the phone is powered by last year’s flagship Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The variant launched in India comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. On the front, it has a big 6.59-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2130 X 1080 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 19.3:9. It has a screen to body ratio of 91.24%. The phone has a 12+5 MP dual camera setup on the back and an 8 MP selfie camera that pops up from the top whenever you need it. It comes with 4,000 mAh battery with support of fast charging.

 

Fountouch OS 9:

Image via vivo.com

The phone was launched with Funtouch OS 4 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Now, the phone has started receiving an OTA update of Funtouch OS 9 which is based on Android 9 Pie. The version of the update is “PD1805F_EX_A_6.6.10” and the size is around 3.24 GB, which is pretty big. Funtouch OS 9 comes with new UI design and color combinations, that makes it look more appealing. Some features like Game Cube, Easy Touch, etc. have also been updated. Read the complete changelog of the update at the end of this post.

How To Install:

Well, the update is being pushed via OTA in phases. Some users have already received the update but some users are yet to get to. If you haven’t received any notification for the update yet, you can manually check it by going to “Settings > Software Updates”. If it shows any update available, you can install it. Also, make sure that you have at least 35% battery in your phone. After you click on install, the phone will turn off, and reboot after installing the update. This process might take up to 10 minutes, and your phone might also get heated, so don’t worry.

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Changelog:

  • Android 9
    The underlying platform of the system has been further optimized for Android 9 to increase stability and make the system run more smoothly.
  • UI
    The new user interface has been meticulously designed with stunning visual effects for you.
  • Dark Mode
    Optimized the processing effect of interface elements for some third party applications in Dark Mode.
  • Game Box
    We have added a new training ground for sound based positioning. Work hard in this training ground and become invincible in battle royale games (such as PUBG), as you can easily determine where your enemies are by the sounds of shooting and footsteps.
    We have added the Game Countdown Function. This allows you to view your revival time or waiting time through a floating window when you are temporarily out of the game. You no longer have to worry about missing the best opportunities.
    We have updated the user interface of the game assistant, and optimized your game experience by making the game assistant available when you launch and play the game.
  • Shortcut Center
    The new and upgraded Shortcut Center can now merge the many steps needed to complete one function into just one shortcut. You just have to tap on the shortcut to automatically complete the series of operations. More shortcuts are waiting to be discovered.
  • Settings
    Added the “System App Settings” menu to integrate settings for system apps like Albums, Phone and, Contacts into one place.
  • More
    There are many more changes which can’t be covered here. After the update we noticed a complete UX overhaul – all the UI elements e.g. icons, animations, backgrounds right from the startup, dialer, Settings menu to the control center and UD fingerprint icon have changed. Even the default System font has also changed. A Dark Mode has been added as a toggle in control center which turns the Systemwide ground to dark-gray color (though a black color would have been better instead of grey to utilize the potential of Super AMOLED screen. Besides a small screen toggle is also added in the control center which reduces the display size for one handed action.

Comments

  1. No update for my Vivo nex. Also no other site confirms the update. No you tube video about it. I doubt if your news is legit …..

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