List of Devices Confirmed to Receive Android Pie Update
Google launched the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 9 Pie at the Google I/O developer’s conference which was held a few months ago. During the launch, the company announced that the new operating system will be available on all the Pixel devices and will soon start rolling out to select devices from its partners including – OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Sony, Essential and HMD Global’s Nokia.
Subsequently, the company followed up with the release of Android 9 Pie (Go Edition), which has been optimized for smartphones with low-end specifications. Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) brings several features which includes 500MB of additional storage availability when compared to Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition).
Here is the list of devices that are confirmed to receive the Android 9 Pie update:
Google Pixel smartphones
Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones were among the first devices to get Pie. Nexus 6P and Nexus 5 might not receive Android Pie.
Essential PH-1 smartphone received the update on the same day it was released.
Oneplus 6 smartphone already received the stable build of Android 9 Pie Further, the company has confirmed that OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T will be updated to Android 9 Pie.
HMD Global has announced that all Nokia smartphones will be receiving Android 9 Pie update including the company’s first Android Go powered smartphone, the Nokia 1. The update will be rolling out for the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus by the end of this month. The Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 8 will get the update by the end of November. Nokia 7 Plus is the only Nokia smartphone to have received the update already.
Motorola devices that will receive Android 9.0 Pie update includes – Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force, Moto X4, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus.
HTC has confirmed that its HTC U12+, HTC U11+, HTC U11, and the HTC U11 Life smartphones will get the Android 9 Pie update. However, the company did not mention the specific timeline for the rollout.
Huawei and Honor smartphones
Huawei kicked off its EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Beta program during IFA 2018. The devices included in the list were Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate 10 pro, Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, Honor 10, Honor View 10 and Honor Play. Reports suggest that the Honor Play and Huawei Mate 10 Pro have already started receiving the stable version of the update in Poland and Europe, respectively.
The list of devices that will receive the Android pie update includes – Sony Xperia XZ1, Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZ2, Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony Xperia XA2, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, Sony Xperia XA2 Plus.
Xiaomi has released MIUI 10 open beta ROM based on Android 9 Pie for its Mi Mix 2s and Mi 8 smartphones. The ROM can be flashed onto the devices manually via the recovery method or the fastboot method. Xiaomi also announced that its sub-brand Pocophone’s first smartphone the Poco F1 will soon be receiving the Android Pie update.
Oppo and Vivo smartphones
Oppo is yet to reveal which all of its smartphones will be receiving the Android 9 Pie update, however, there is a high chance the first Oppo device to receive the update will be its Oppo Find X smartphone.
Coming to Vivo, the company has said that it will start rolling out the Android Pie update to its devices in Q4, 2018. However, they did not mention what all devices will be getting the update.