Lenovo has decided to ditch Vibe UI for stock Android. SO, all future Lenovo phones will come with stock Android experience. Lenovo K8 Note will be the first Lenovo phone to ship with pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
Anuj Sharma, Lenovo India’s head of marketing confirmed this move to Gadgets 360 in an interview. He said that customers want an unaltered version of Android.
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“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,” Sharma told Gadgets 360.
Like Moto Phones, Lenovo Phones will also come with some software enhancements including Dolby Atmos tech and TheaterMax. The interface will be of stock Android and bloatware will be removed.
All the smartphones with stock Android experience will also receive Android O update. The time line for the upgrade will depend on various factors including chip manufacturer support, internal development, and testing requirements.