Vivo Android 13 (Funtouch OS 13) Update: Supported Devices

After seeding the Android 12 (Funtouch OS 12) update to eligible devices., Vivo has started pushing the Android 13 update based on Funtouch OS 13. Although many devices are yet to receive the Android 12 update, the Android 13 update has already been rolled out to select devices.

Google recently released Android 13 for pixel devices, which gave us a look at Android 13 features. These features are also available in Funtouch OS 13. Many Vivo users might wonder whether their device will get the Android 13 update. Read more to find out.

Vivo Android 13 Update Tracker

November 7: Vivo X70 Pro users in India can experience Android 13 based on Funtouch OS 13 beta. The build comes with version PD2135F_EX_A_38.12.2.

October 23: Vivo has shared the beta rollout timeline via Twitter for its FunTouch OS 13 update in India. The stable version will be pushed to eligible users over some time.

funtouch os 13 rollout

August 16: Vivo X80 Pro owners can register for the Android 13 Preview Program. Vivo will only accept 500 users into the preview program. Your device’s latest system version should be to sign up for the program. Selected users will be able to experience Funtouch OS 13 from August 23. To sign up, head to Settings > System Update > Settings Icon > Trial version.

May 12: Google announced Android 13 OS on May 11 at Google I/O 2022. Currently, Android 13 Beta for Vivo X80 Pro is available through the Developer Preview Program. It should be noted this build is intended for developers only.

Vivo Android 13 (Funtouch OS 13) Release Date

  • Vivo announced Funtouch OS 13, based on Android 13, on October 24. The company also shared a beta rollout schedule for the global Vivo units. Currently, the Android 13 beta is available for Vivo X80 Pro owners only.

Vivo tends to be a little slower than its competitors when providing the new Android update. Usually, Vivo’s Android-based Funtouch OS receives beta updates only after Google releases the stable update. Last year, Vivo released the Android 12 beta after the release of the stable build.

The stable update of Funtouch OS 13 may be released by Q1 2023. We may start seeing Vivo phones launching with Funtouch OS 13 in April or May 2023.


List of Vivo phones eligible for Android 13 update (Official)

  • Vivo X80 Pro
  • Vivo X80
  • Vivo V23 Pro
  • Vivo V23 5G
  • Vivo V23e 5G
  • Vivo T1 Pro 5G
  • Vivo T1 5G
  • Vivo T1
  • Vivo V25 Pro
  • Vivo V25
  • Vivo Y75 5G
  • Vivo X60 Pro+
  • Vivo X60 Pro
  • Vivo X60
  • Vivo X70
  • Vivo X70 Pro
  • Vivo Y20G
  • Vivo Y21T
  • Vivo Y33T
  • Vivo T1x
  • Vivo Y51A
  • Vivo Y31
  • Vivo Y20T
  • Vivo V21 5G
  • Vivo V21e
  • Vivo V20 Pro
  • Vivo V20
  • Vivo V20 2021
  • Vivo Y75
  • Vivo Y73
  • Vivo V72 5G
  • Vivo Y53s
  • Vivo V21s
  • Vivo Y33s
  • Vivo Y35
  • Vivo Y22
  • Vivo Y22s

Vivo’s track record (when it comes to updates) is not anything good. Vivo still provides only one year of major Android updates for its budget and mid-range devices. And till last year, their flagship series received only two years of major Android updates. Vivo’s list of devices receiving the Android 13 update is small.

Vivo has finally made it clear that the Vivo X series will receive three years of major Android updates launched in July 2021 or later. Vivo X series devices launched in 2020 or earlier will receive only two major Android updates.

Best Features of Funtouch OS 13

1. New Color Theming Engine

FunTouchOS 13 brings a lot more colour-theming options in the settings. The update actually lets you choose between eight color palettes from your wallpaper and a bunch of preset colors with some dual colors, too. The color theme now applies much better across the whole system UI.

2. Hide Photos

If you have wanted to hide photos in your gallery, FunTouchOS 13 will let you do that. You can now hide photos and videos in your gallery and lock them under a password. This feature can be useful when you want to hide your private photos and prevent them from accidentally coming into someone’s sight.

3. App Languages

Another new feature with FunTouchOS 13 is the ability to change languages per app. As you can tell, this feature lets you have a specific language for specific apps while the rest of the system is in a different language. For example, you can have YouTube in Spanish while the rest of the system is in English.

This feature can come in handy for bi-linguals and multi-linguals who prefer some apps in their native language. This feature was first introduced in Android 13 on Pixel devices.

4. Weather App

FunTouchOS 13 also brings a minor change to the default weather app. The weather app will show your city’s AQI (Air Quality Index). This is a helpful feature, but again, it does not count as a significant change.

5. Phone Cooling

The iManager in FunTouchOS 13 adds a new feature called phone cooling. This tool lets you regulate your phone’s temperature and cool it down when heating or overheating. You can do all of this with just one tap.

6. New Vibration Feature

FunTouchOS 13 has changed the “Sound” setting to “Sound and Vibration.” It also adds a feature where the phone will vibrate if the other party answers or hangs up a phone call. This feature can be pretty handy but is not a significant change.

7. Colour Correction and Inversion

FunTouchOS 13 also adds color correction and color inversion features in the accessibility settings. These features are not unique, but it’s good to see them coming to FunTouchOS.

8. App Notifications Prompt

With FunTouchOS 13, you will get a prompt asking you to choose to allow or deny notifications permission each time you install a new app. Previously, you had to go to the app settings to disable notifications. This is the same notification permission prompt from Android 13 on Pixel devices.

That’s pretty much what’s new in FunTouchOS 13. It’s a minor update over the FunTouchOS 12. Unlike other Android skins like One UI 5, ColorOS 13, and OxygenOS 13, FunTouchOS does not bring any exciting features to the table.

Mehtab is a tech writer at DealNTech, where he covers PC and mobile-related guides and news. He is passionate about helping people understand and use technology to their advantage. In his role at DealNTech, Mehtab focuses on creating informative and engaging content on a variety of PC and mobile-related topics, including Windows, CPU, GPU, and Android. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on X(Twitter)

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