It’s that time of the year when a new Android version is launched and users across the globe wait for the OTA updates on their OEM phones. Sometimes it would take months for an Android version to show up on an eligible device but the process has been quicken over the years. This year, Google has decided to pay close attention towards how soon all the eligible Android smartphones receive the latest Android 9.0 Pie update. Talking about Android Pie, there are many eligible devices that will get an update soon but here is a list of smartphone manufacturers which have officially declared it on the web.
Seriously? Do you want to know which Google devices are eligible to receive Android Pie update? Well, indeed all the Google smartphones namely Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL have already received a Pie update. Even upcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are eligible for the same and that’s something you can enjoy on all Pixel devices where you get the update on the very first day.
Essential Phones are regarded as the basics phone which actually brought notch for the first time before it was popularized by Apple on its 2017 iPhone X. Essential PH-1 has already received an update on the same day of Android 9.0 Pie public release.
After Nokia was revived under HMD Global, Nokia has become an impressive OEM which throws updates on a regular basis and quicker. Nokia has committed to provide Android 9.0 Pie updates to all its Nokia smartphones right from Nokia 1 to Nokia 8 Sirocco. A few days ago, Nokia Mobile tweeted that it will be rolling out the update on Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8 while the Nokia 7 Plus has already received the update. Other Nokia smartphones will soon get the upgrade as soon as by the end of 2018.
A premium middle-class Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has given a number of high-end specifications smartphones such as OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, 5T, and latest iteration OnePlus 6 where the latter will soon get the stable public update by the end of 2018 after receiving several beta updates. Further, both OnePlus 5 and 5T are in tow to get an Android Pie update too while OnePlus 3 and 3T whose support ends in November this year will get the update too.
HTC which has ceased to operate in India now has informed the users that it will soon process Android 9.0 Pie update for HTC U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 Life where the later features Android One. The timeline is still in question as HTC hasn’t officially updated the timeline yet.
A few days ago, Samsung came up with its much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 9 but with an Android 8.1 Oreo. The OEM is expected to roll out the Oreo updates for its mid-range smartphones next year, however, even after having a number of eligible devices to receive Android Pie update, it hasn’t revealed anything about the same as of now.
LG is slowly catching with the Oreo updates as its 2016 LG V20 recently got the Android Oreo update. LG is known to updates phones to a maximum of two years which means, several eligible devices under LG will receive the Pie update later next year. In fact, its LG V40 which is due to release a few weeks later is expected to have one of the first Android Pie out of the box unless other brands release their own smartphones in-between.
The second largest smartphone brand in terms of units shipped, Huawei has released several high-end specification smartphones which are eligible for Android 9 Pie update. The brand has come forward to announce its Huawei P20, Mate 10 Pro, Honor 10, Honor V10 that will be ready for Android Pie soak test later this year.
Sony Xperia XZ2 took part in the Android Beta program for testing of Android Pie. The OEM has stated that it is working on tweaking and releasing updates for Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ2 Premium, XZ2 Compact. So if you own any of these Sony smartphones, you can expect an Android Pie update by next year or so.
Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi
The trio – Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, are Chinese smartphone brands who have partnered with Android in its Android Beta programs which promises a stable update of Android Pie to Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. But there isn’t any update on when these devices will receive their Pie update. Similarly, these trio OEMs have several eligible devices too but since there isn’t any official statement on which models to receive an update, we will have to wait for some more time for any confirmation.