Lenovo reverts to Stock Android on Smartphones

It seems (probably) a good news: Lenovo is ditching its own Vibe Pure UI on smartphones and will ship those devices with pure Android. All vendor specific bloatware will be removed.


This site reported the Lenovo turn. Lenovo will be abandoning its Vibe Pure UI Android customization, which ran on top of its recent Android smartphones. The Lenovo K8 Note smartphone, will soon be launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This device will be the first new Lenovo handset to ship with Stock Android. Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing, Smartphones, Lenovo MBG India, confirmed the news to Gadgets 360.

"What we have done in last 11 months is we looked at what we had in terms of software perspective. We have been close to the consumers and we saw what they were asking for. There was a certain trend and we have now decided to cut the Vibe Pure UI off from our phones. So you will now get the stock Android which consumers have been asking for. …

There's no more Vibe UI going forward and we are moving to complete stock Android for all our future Lenovo phones. This is a huge transition for our business perspective. …

It was a lengthy process to get done. As Lenovo had to align all markets where it sold Android devices. The cultural differences that came in where for example in China Android isn't a very popular choice when you compare it to custom skins …  But this was something for which Lenovo pushed really hard. For the Indian market, the preference was with stock Android experience."

Lenovo's Moto smartphones, comes with some software enhancements like the addition of Dolby Atmos tech and the TheaterMax. Apart from that, the interface and all 'bloatware' will be replaced with stock Android.

This triggers the hope, that users are getting Android updates faster. The company confirmed that the all smartphones launched this year under the 'K series' branding will receive Android O update. (via)

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