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Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Lenovo to use stock Android on all future phones

Lenovo to use stock Android on all future phones

Announced this week, Lenovo is ditching its Vibe Pure UI in favor of stock Android. Now, it will all change, as Lenovo has revealed that the soon-to-be-unveiled K8 Note and the new phones coming in the future will all run stock Android with no complicated interface and most importantly, no unrequired apps will be pre-installed in it. "The stock Android will result in a more refined, secure and stable environment while offering customers a familiar and easy to use interface on their Lenovo devices", says Lenovo.

Lenovo's homebrewed Vibe Pure UI, which can be found on nearly any Lenovo-branded smartphone out in the wild, is going the way of the dinosaurs.

Speaking to Gadgets 360, head of Lenovo's marketing team for mobile unit (India), Mr. Anuj Sharma stated that Lenovo, in the last eleven months or so, has been concentrating on what the company had in terms of software specifications.

The move will put Lenovo more in line with Motorola (which it purchased in 2014 for $2.91 billion) as well as help reduce technical support costs and extend product life cycles. "So you will now get the stock Android which consumers have been asking for", he said. There was a trend that Lenovo's consumers are giving into, and company chose to end its Vibe Pure UI all together.

"It was a lengthy process to get done". As Lenovo had to align all markets where it sold Android devices. Instead, the Chinese manufacturer chose to use Android, which has become known from representatives of the Indian division of the company. All Lenovo phones from the K series, launched in 2017, will receive Android O update once it is pushed by Google. The first phone to prosper from this decision will be the K8 Note, which is expected to launch in India next week as an Amazon exclusive, and will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

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