Lenovo has confirmed that it's abandoning the Vibe Pure UI that now ships on its Android handsets. "So you will now get the stock Android which consumers have been asking for", he said. Along with the confirmed stock Android 7.1.1, the phone will feature a 5.5-inch display.
Lenovo is sticking to stock Android, starting with the K8 Note.
Officials from Lenovo confirmed that the decision has been motivated by consumer feedback. The phone is going to be announced on the 9th of August. There was a certain trend and we have now chose to cut the Vibe Pure UI off from our phones.
Lenovo has confirmed that going forward, it will be abandoning its Vibe Pure UI Android customisation which ran on top of its recent Android smartphones in nearly all markets. The removal of bloatware is a welcome news for customers as nobody likes to have the pre-installed applications with no use than just takes up useful space on your device. The benefits of using stock Android over a custom skin have been proven time and time again, and even through this won't have that much of an impact on U.S. consumers, it's still exciting to see Lenovo doing something like this.More news: VW exec pleads guilty in emissions cheating case
"It was a lengthy process to get done".
The company says that the stock Android experience will give users a cleaner interface, a smoother experience and no excess bloat ware. "The stock Android will also mean that it will be more efficiently updated to next Android OS". As Lenovo had to align all markets where it sold Android devices. "But this was something for which Lenovo pushed really hard".
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.