TECNO Boom J8 which is launching next month will come with a new OS called HiOS. It is not something different – or big – it is just a customisation on top of Android OS. The Boom J8 will be the first phone to officially launch with HiOS as TECNO tries to create an identity for all its devices. Kind of the way its sibling company, Infinix, has done with XUI. You see a screenshot of a Samsung device and you know it’s Samsung. You see a screenshot of an Infinix device and you know it is Infinix. Now all TECNO devices should join the bandwagon and be easily identified.

The new OS/skin has got people excited and some TECNO Camon C8 users are already enjoying using it in BETA version. You can check that out on TECNO Spot Forums if you have a Camon C8 and want to upgrade your device. The upgrade is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

So what will TECNO’s new HiOS bring?

  • A new User Interface
  • HiOS themes
  • HiOS fonts
  • Intelligent Power Saver
  • Micro-intelligence

People will be able to change their fonts, change their themes plus enjoy a vast array of new features. I want to see how the the power saving works and the feature they call micro-intelligence. Will the customisations be so good to an extent I will, for once, do away with launchers? I hope their launcher will be nice, intuitive and exciting. Maybe here’s where the Micro-intelligence feature will work showing you what you need to know and what apps you need.

I can’t say whether or not I am excited about HiOS. I have not owned a TECNO device since the TECNO F6. If I had the TECNO Camon C8, I would have installed the BETA version and shared with you my experience. When the TECNO Boom J8 launches, I will make sure to do so and tell you everything about HiOS. So keep waiting.

When Infinix launched XUI it changed a lot of things about the Infinix line of products. They became one. And it showed Infinix’ resolve to keep updating their devices. I hope this is TECNO’s. Marshmallow is coming to the Camon C8. But TECNO has Phantoms, and other line of phones. Let them update them all.

Here are some screenshots of HiOS:

HiOS TECNO screenshots

So there you go. Tell me what you think in the Comments section below.

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Also check out TechArena’s first look at HiOS.