Lenovo’s Vibe Pure UI is painfully slow. As someone who has repeatedly cursed and used this dreadful customization of Android, I can say for sure that I am happy to hear this piece of news. Instead of using the Vibe UI, Lenovo will ship stock Android with added features on top of it.
In an exclusive with Gadgets30, Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing, Lenovo India said:
“What we have done in last 11 months is we looked at what we had in terms of software perspective. We have been close to the consumers and we saw what they were asking for. There was a certain trend and 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.”
Vibe Pure UI: The UI no one asked for
One of the reasons that I have asked people not to buy Lenovo phones is because it lags like crazy right out of the box with Vibe UI. I am quite sure that anyone who spends 20 minutes with that device in store will never buy it. A lot of retailers have given this feedback to Lenovo as well.
Lenovo explained that the Vibe UI was basically tailored for the Chinese market, which does not really seem to like stock Android. The Indian market however, has different taste, and the success of the Moto G line up is a testament to that. Since India is one of the biggest markets for Lenovo right now, it is obvious that they made this move right now
Bloat is here to stay
Lenovo’s Vibe UI came pre-loaded with awful apps such as an anti-virus and a RAM cleaner booster. However, the useful additions such as Dolby Atmos sound and TheaterMax are still going to be shipped on top of stock Android.
Now just imagine stock Android with MIUI features on the top without the fancy MIUI skin and bloatware…