vivo Releases Android 13 Developer Preview Program for vivo X80 and X80 Pro


Shenzhen, China, August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Global technology company vivo today announced the rollout of its Developer Preview Program based on Android 13 for its flagship vivo X80 and X80 Pro smartphones in selected markets. Following the official release of Android 13, vivo is one of the first smartphone brands to launch a preview version based on the latest Android, allowing developers to work on app compatibility and provide consumers with the ultimate smartphone experience.

Seamless user experience with enhanced privacy controls and personalization

The latest Android 13 brings a new user experience with enhanced security and privacy features and offers enhanced personalization.

These upgrades include the introduction of new runtime permission for sending non-exempt notifications from an app. The set of permissions requested also depends on the type of media your app needs to access. The new photo picker feature is another example of the enhanced level of control that users will enjoy, allowing users to select which photos or videos to allow access, so they don’t have to share their entire library with an app.

Additionally, Android 13’s newly added Foreground Services (FGS) Task Manager shows a list of apps that are actively running Foreground Services, making it easy for users to stop Foreground Services from the notification drawer, regardless of the target SDK version. In addition, users can quickly change settings because Quick Settings are located in the notification panel. Meanwhile, to further improve the user experience, Android 13 also makes changes to the Material You design language.

Providing living consumers with a better experience

vivo has been proactive in supporting developers to customize and optimize their apps for the latest Android 13 and provide the optimal user experience. Earlier this year, vivo was one of the first companies to launch its Android 13 Beta program, giving vivo developers a head start and an early preview of the changes introduced in Android 13.

Starting from August 16Developers are invited to visit vivo’s developer website at to download and test out the latest Android 13 on vivo X80 and X80 Pro.

The version is currently rolling out in selected markets South East Asiaincluding Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippinesand more.


vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on design-driven value, with smart devices and intelligent services at its core. The company wants to bridge the gap between people and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo offers users an increasingly convenient mobile and digital life. Following the company’s core values, including Benfen*, user-centricity, design-driven value, continuous learning and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision of developing into a healthier, more sustainable, world-class company.

In bringing together and developing the best local talent to deliver excellence, vivo is supported by a network of R&D centers in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanking, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Xi’an, focusing on the development of state-of-the-art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, imaging system and other emerging technologies. vivo has also established an intelligent production network (including those authorized by vivo), with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. As of now, vivo has expanded its sales network to more than 60 countries and regions and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.

*”Benfen” is a term that describes the attitude of doing the right things and doing things right – which is the ideal description of vivo’s mission to create value for society.

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