The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android Pie, started rolling out to smartphones in early August, bringing with it a range of tweaks and major new features including a brighter UI, gesture navigation, an adaptive battery mode and updated volume controls.
Google’s Pixel line of phones, were, of course, amongst the first handsets to receive the Android Pie update. The Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL and − of course − the brand new Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL, are all on the latest version of Android. The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, meanwhile, miss out, having been released in 2015.
And a steadily increasing number of Android phone manufacturers have either already brought Pie to their handsets, or teased the software update’s impending arrival. Read on to find out which phones will receive the Android Pie update, and when to expect it to arrive.
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Essential Android Pie phone
Essential took everybody by surprise by making the Android Pie update available to Essential Phone users on day one of the software’s release − spraying egg all over the faces of its bigger-name rivals in the process.
One of the key reasons for this might just be that Essential has its work cut out convincing people that its phone is actually worth buying. The company has reportedly shelved plans for a second device, and keeping its current flagship updated might be the best way to try to drum up sales.
HTC Android Pie phones
HTC may be struggling with bigger issues at the moment, but it has confirmed that the following phones will receive the Android Pie update:
Unfortunately, there’s been no word yet on when exactly the rollout will happen.
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Huawei Android Pie phones
Huawei has dipped its fingers into Android Pie out in China, where the software update is being tested on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20, Honor 10 and Honor View 10. They’ll almost certainly get bumped up everywhere else in due course, and the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 is expected to ship with Android Pie already onboard.
LG Android Pie phones
Another company that’s struggling to shift handsets is LG, but unlike HTC the South Korean firm hasn’t confirmed if any of its smartphones will receive the Android Pie update. While the LG G7 is likely to get the nod, it might be a while before that happens.
Motorola Android Pie phones
Motorola has announced that the following phones will receive the Android Pie update:
So far, all we have to go on in terms of timeframe is this autumn, but you can keep an eye on this page for the latest developments.
Nokia Android Pie phones
“We are extremely delighted to start the roll out of Android 9 Pie on Nokia 7 Plus – making us among the first to offer the latest innovations from Google, including Android One exclusive features such as App Notifications, to the value flagship tier,” said Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s chief product officer.
Nokia has also confirmed that the following phones will be upgraded to Android P:
OnePlus Android Pie phones
OnePlus started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update to UK-based OnePlus 6 users on October 16.
The company first made the Pie update available with the OxygenOS 9.0 update on September 21, around a month and a half after the update first landed. However, it was a limited, random rollout, and OnePlus told users that leveraging a VPN in an attempt to trigger the update wouldn’t necessarily work.
The OnePlus 6 will be followed by the 5 and 5T, followed by the 3 and 3T, though OnePlus is yet to reveal exactly when the update will roll out.
Unfortunately, a Weibo post from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says the firm’s engineers “still need some time” to bring Android Pie over to the OnePlus 5 series and OnePlus 3 series.
Samsung Android Pie phones
No official announcement has been made by Samsung, but it’ll surely be a matter of time before Android Pie reaches the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
The company is testing the update, with the folks at XDA Developers recently showing off a build of Android Pie running on the S9 Plus, along with a test build of Samsung Experience 10.
Unfortunately, owners of the firm’s lower-end phones, as this leaked update roadmap reveals, might have to wait a fair while for Pie − Oreo, which came out a year ago, is only due to reach some of these phones as late as March 2019.
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Sony Android Pie phones
Sony’s new flagship, the recently released Sony Xperia XZ3 runs Android Pie out of the box. However, the company has also started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update to users of the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact… slightly earlier than expected (via Xperia Blog).
It began appearing as an Xperia system update on October 12, complete with the Android security patch for October. Sony is yet to make an official proclamation about the earlier-than-expected move, but had initially said the the handsets would get the Pie update in November, at the same time as these handsets:
The models listed below, meanwhile, will be bumped up in “early 2019”:
Sony has also published a detailed infographic explaining why it can take so long for Android version updates to reach non-Google phones, which you can find here. You can read a breakdown of the process here.
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