Google launched the new Android 9 Pie earlier this week, and it comes with new features and advanced control. Like every other Android launch, the question arises which smartphones will support the final version of the Google operating system. Some devices have already started receiving the “Android 9 Pie update” while certain manufacturers have already confirmed to release the Pie update for their respective devices. While we may now the list of the device, we still lack a complete roadmap. So the best we can do is speculate based on logical considerations.
Android 9 Pie Features
We will not take the time to explain Android Pie’s features here. Having said that there is a new dashboard that shows how much time the user is spending on each app. There are more security and fewer data leaks with restrictions over microphones and other sensors for background apps. The AI features along with features save a lot of time while controlling notifications will give you options to remove pestering notifications. Other features include a rotation button, faster screenshot and Bluetooth connections upto five devices.
List of Smartphones Receiving Android 9 Pie Update
Well, we can expect the Pixel series smartphones to receive the Pie update first as it is manufactured by Google.
The users who had registered for the Android 9 Pie beta has already started receiving the update. As for the non-participants they are expected to receive it soon without further delay.
The following smartphone from the company will receive the update.
|4||Pixel 2 XL|
It is the second manufacturer who has released the Android 9 Pie update for its device on the day of its announcement. Like the Pixel phones, the beta registered users will get the update first
HMD Global is one of the few companies that don’t delay in releasing the latest updates for its Nokia devices. Naturally, we can expect it to be one of the first smartphones to receive the Pie update. The following devices are stated to get the Android 9 Pie update.
|7||Nokia 7 Plus|
|9||Nokia 8 Sirocco|
Usually, smartphones running Android One will be getting the first Android P update and hence make it the first Nokia smartphone to get this update.
The Lenovo owned company Motorola has a number of devices that will be getting the Android 9 Pie update. The first one to get will likely be the Moto Z3 with an estimated date of Q4 2018.
|1||Moto Z3/ Z3 Play|
|2||Moto Z2 Force / Z2 Play|
|3||Moto G6 / G6 Plus / G6 Play|
OnePlus smartphones have never disappointed us and always performs better than expected. But with this update, they are likely to be a performance enhancement, especially with Android 9 Pie’s “adaptive battery’ feature. The timelines are expected as follows:
While Xiaomi isn’t the company known for providing timely updates it confirmed some few flagship and mid-range smartphone to get the Pie update in future. The first smartphone to get the update is likely to be Mi Mix 2S which was compatible with the new beta version of Android P.
|2||Mi 8 SE|
|3||Mi Mix 2S|
|4||Mi Mix 2|
|6||Mi A2 and A2 Lite|
|7||Mi 6 and 6 Plus|
The South Korean giant Samsung is expected to release the Android 9 Pie update for its S-series and A-series, the majority of which is running Android Oreo currently.
|2||Galaxy Note 8|
|3||Galaxy S8/S8 +|
|5||Galaxy A6/A6 +|
The Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei is expected to release the update for its triple rear camera P20 series.
|1||Huawei P20/ P20 Pro/ P20 Lite|
|2||Huawei Mate 10/ Mate 10 Pro|
|3||Huawei P10/ P10 Plus|
The Japanese company Sony confirmed the Android 9 Pie update for the six of the smartphone which will be updated from September to November.
|1||Xperia XZ2 / XZ2 Premium / XZ compact|
|2||Xperia XZ1/ XZ1 Premium/ XZ1 Compact|
OPPO has only one confirmed model that will get the Pie update.
|1||OPPO R15 Plus|
Though the LG company’s sales have been dwindling for some time, it will take them out for their old devices. Just don’t expect to be fast.
|1||LG G7 ThinQ|
|2||LG V30/ V30A|
The X21 series smartphones were part of the beta program so they will get the Android 9 Pie update eventually. However, the Vivo may also extend the update to its Vivo Nex A, Nex S and Vivo V9 smartphones.
|1||Vivo X21 UD|