Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd., stylized as vivo, is a Chinese technology company headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong that designs and develops smartphones, smartphone accessories, software and online services. The company develops software for its phones, distributed through its V-Appstore, with iManager included in their proprietary, Android-based operating system, Funtouch OS. Vivo is an independent company and develops its own products. It has 10,000 employees, with research and development centers in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and Nanjing, Jiangsu.
In the first quarter of 2015, Vivo was ranked among the top 10 smartphone makers, achieving a global market share of 2.7%.
Since its founding in 2009, Vivo has expanded to over 100 countries around the world. International expansion began in 2014, when the company entered the Thailand market. Vivo quickly followed up with launches in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In 2017, Vivo entered the smartphone market in Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Brunei, Macau, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In June 2017, it entered the Pakistan mobile phone market and the Vivo brand is currently experiencing rapid growth in popularity in the country.
On 26 November 2017, Vivo entered the Nepali market with its Y53 and Y65 models.
Vivo devices were also sold in the US under the brand BLU such as the BLU Vivo X launched in 2018. In October 2020, Vivo announced that it would begin to sell its products also in Europe.