Lenovo to switch to near stock Android and may ditch Vibe Pure UI
It seems like Lenovo is all set to ship its upcoming smartphones with a nearly stock Android UI. The company may choose to offer its upcoming smartphone, the K8 Note, with a new stock Android UI instead of the Vibe Pure UI which it used in its previous devices.
According to a report by Gadgets 360, it will be abandoning its Vibe Pure UI which ran on top of all it smartphones. Lenovo has been selling its smartphones in India since 2013. With the launch of Lenovo K6 Power last year, Vibe UI was rebranded as Vibe Pure UI. But with the launch of Lenovo K8 Power, this phone is expected to be the first smartphone from company to ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Anuj Sharma,Head of Product Marketing, Smartphones, Lenovo MBC India, told the website,”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 get the stock Android UI which consumers have been asking for.”
He further added that Vibe Pure UI is officially dropped and they are moving to a complete stock Android for all their future Lenovo phones.
The company’s devices will still contain a few enhancements to take advantage of features such as Dolby Atmos and Theatre Max. Being on stock Android probably means a faster and more cleaner experience for users. Further it will ensure that users receive Android updates faste. Sharma also talked about how android uses far less resources as compared to a custom legend UI.