Lenovo Goes All-In on Stock Android

Lenovo Goes All-In on Stock Android
The Chinese phone manufacturer will henceforth release all its phones with stock Android operating systems.

(CCM) — Lenovo is to abandon its Vibe Pure Android skin, and all future phone releases will come with stock Android, according to an NDTV report. Lenovo's Anuj Sharma explained that Lenovo's customers prefer an unmodified Android experience to one that has been changed by the vendor. "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," he said.

Manufacturer's Android skins are often associated with the addition of unwanted extra software, known as "bloatware," and they may also use more resources than stock Android, impacting performance. Lenovo phones will still come with Dolby Atmos and TheaterMax VR software, but all other extra software will be removed, according to Sharma.

He added that moving to stock Android will also make it easier to upgrade to the next version of the operating system, and to support its phones for a longer period of time.

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