Follow Us:
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Xolo launches Hive UI for Android, Windows could be next

The proprietary user interface will debut with Xolo 8X-1000.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi |
Updated: August 6, 2014 2:07:08 pm
Hive UI will be available on Xolo 8X-1000 first Hive UI will be available on Xolo 8X-1000 first

Xolo, the premium smartphone brand of Lava International, has announced the launch of Hive, a proprietary user interface which will debut with its new smartphone Xolo 8X-1000.

While Hive will initially be developed for Android, Xolo India business head Sunil Raina told that the intent was to develop the UI for Windows Phone as well. “Our intent is clear and we will have teams working towards this goal,” he said.

Hive will offer a high level of customisation as well as open a new avenue for customers to interact with the developers. So among the key components will be a module called Connect that lets user suggest features.


Similarly, Edge will give a platform for artists to create customisations for Hive and connect them to the users as well.


Xolo has tied up with to provide an additional level of data and suggestions in the music player. Top designers have been roped in to create themes that completely change the look and feel of stock Android.


The app draw, contacts and camera have all been tweaked to offer a more customised experience.

Raina said the idea was to make Hive a constantly evolving operating system. For the user this will mean regular software updates.

XOLO Play 8X 1000 with HIVE Inside(10)

The 8X-1000, the first phone to feature Hive, will run on an octa-core processor yoked with 2GB RAM. It will have 16GB on board memory expandable up to 32GB, an 8MP Exmor R sensor rear camera and 2MP front camera. The 5-inch HD screen is protected by a Asahi Drangontrail glass, while the rear has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The 8X-1000 has been priced at Rs 13,999.



📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Technology News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard