Here’s why that’s a good thing.
Android has always been the choice for users that want full customization of their devices in terms of UI and other aspects. Though stock Android (the untouched version of Google’s mobile OS without the fancy UI and bloatware) is mostly present on Google-branded devices like the Nexus and the Pixel smartphones, now it look like Lenovo will do it on their smartphones as well.
Its current line of smartphones already use Lenovo’s own Android skin, but future devices will soon have a pure Android experience, which was confirmed by Anuj Sharma, the Head of Product Marketing for Smartphones at Lenovo: He confirmed that the company has decided to cut the Vibe Pure UI from their smartphones so future devices will now run stock Android.
The upcoming Lenovo K8 Note will be the first smartphone to come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat without the company’s own UI customization. It also means that updates on the smartphone will come almost at the same time as Google starts rolling them out.
Lenovo also confirmed that all devices in the current K-series line will receive Android O, which is scheduled to roll out sometime this fall.