Now that Android 9 Pie is live, the first thing that comes to mind is when our Android device will receive the new Android update. The exciting new features of Android Pie and the new gesture navigation is not something anyone would want to miss.
However, given the track record of smartphone manufacturers, latest Android versions have never delivered right away. Don’t you remember how much time Android 8.1 Oreo took to arrive on your device? And yet, it is behind from Android Nougat in terms of Android share percentage.
It’s entirely imaginable while your device would get Android P, Google may have already released Android Q beta version (I wonder what Android Q will be called).
To overcome Android fragmentation, Google has come up with solutions like Android One and Google Beta program, there is only so much it can do. At the end of the day, it’s between the device and the device maker.
(I hope your device maker is generous enough like OnePlus, giving away Android 9 Pie update to all its devices.)
That’s out of the way, let’s move on with our Android 9 Pie device list. We will be continuously updating this article as soon as we see any new official announcements.
Android 9 Pie Update List
Of course! Google’s own line of devices was the first to receive the latest Android 9 Pie update. In fact, the whole Google Pixel family is enjoying the Pie while we’re talking about it —
Android Pie on Google Pixel devices –
- Google Pixel and Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
It is unlikely that Android P will arrive on Nexus devices (Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X), considering the lost “support” due to Google’s security update policies.
Nokia has exponentially upped their game with their line of Android devices.
All of these devices work on Android One – A Google’s parallel project which provides true stock experience on non-pixel devices.
Android Pie on Nokia Android One Phones –
|Nokia 7 Plus|
|Nokia 6.1 Plus|
|Nokia 8 (Beta)|
|Nokia 8 Sirocco|
3. Essential Phone
Essential PH-1 was the first device, after Google Pixel, to get the Android P update. Before this, Essential was part of the Google beta program, meaning it already had a scope for an early stable release.
Not only Essential was quick enough to grab the Android 9 update. It is also maintaining the track record via keeping the device up-to-date with security patches from Google.
We’re proud to bring Android 9 Pie to Essential Phone the same day it’s released! Check your phone now for the update. 🥧 pic.twitter.com/pniUDl9yr8
— Essential (@essential) August 6, 2018
OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone-maker has already become one of the most popular Android brands. The high performing devices with reasonable prices have charmed all the Android users around the world.
Its recent flagship OnePlus 6T is already bundled with Android 9 Pie and soon each of its devices will have the taste of Pie.
Android Pie on OnePlus devices –
|OnePlus 5T (Beta)|
|OnePlus 5 (Beta)|
One of the biggest players in budget smartphones, Xiaomi, utilizes Android-based MIUI for its devices. In 2017, Xiaomi brought out its first Android phone – Xiaomi Mi A1 as part of Google Android One initiative.
Now Xiaomi is focusing on the 2018’s Android One devices namely Mi A2, and Mi A2 Lite. While Android 9 Pie based MIUI is not on many Xaiomi devices, the company is at least making sure that MIUI 10 rolls out on all its latest devices.
Android Pie on Xiaomi devices –
|Mi Mix 3|
|Mi Mix 2S|
|Mi A2 Lite (Beta)|
|Pocophone P1 (Beta)|
|Mi 8 Pro (Beta)|
|Mi 8 SE|
|Mi Max 3|
Huawei is another Chinese smartphone maker whose massive sales have already unseated Apple once, becoming the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer.
Huawei devices as well as Honor, a Huawei sub-brand, works on Android-based EMUI operating system.
The company has been active in updating their devices to the latest Android versions, and are following the same speed with Android Pie.
Android Pie on Huawei devices –
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro|
|Huawei Mate 20|
|Huawei Mate 20 X|
|Huawei P20 Pro|
|Huawei Mate 10|
|Huawei Mate 10 Pro|
|Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design|
|Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design|
|Honor View 10|
|Honor View 10|
|Honor Mate 9|
Sony has done spectacularly in cameras, TV’s, and game consoles, but when it comes to the smartphone industry, the company is trying its best to stay in the competition. For instance, Sony XZ2 in the Android Pie beta program, which was a much-needed revival for the company.
As of now, Sony is rolling out Android Pie updates on Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact. Other Xperia devices will soon follow up.
Android Pie on Sony Xperia devices –
|Xperia XZ2 Compact|
|Xperia XZ Premium|
|Xperia XZ1 Compact|
|Xperia XZ2 Premium|
|Xperia XA2 Ultra|
|Xperia XA2 Plus|
If we’d have to rank device makers on the amount of time taken to release the Android version; Samsung would probably stand at the end. Regardless, smiling, given its one of the top manufacturers in the world.
Samsung has introduced a new skin – One UI which is based on Android P. Presently, Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Note 9 are on the Android Pie Beta program.
Android Pie on Samsung devices –
|Galaxy S9 Plus (Beta)|
|Galaxy S9 (Beta)|
|Galaxy Note 9|
|Galaxy S8 Plus|
|Galaxy Note 8|
Korean electronic is gaining new heights, but its mobile division is continuously dropping with low sales every year. Although many LG devices are eligible for Android Pie, their hopeless phone market is prompting a much-delayed update rollout.
Presently, LG G7 One (Android One) is the only company’s device which has received the Android Pie update. And the year is ending, LG has still not commented on which phones will get the Android 9 update.
Meanwhile, we like to think these would probably be one to get Android P in coming future – LG V35 ThinQ, LG Q Stylus, LG V30S Thin Q, LG G7 Thin Q, LG Q7, LG V30+
HTC is steadily losing out in the smartphone market. In fact, many HTC smartphones have already faded out against back-to-back releases from Chinese companies, which is why the company is now trying to hold off its loyal consumers with Android 9 update.
We're pleased as pie to confirm updates to Android Pie for the HTC U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 life (Android One). Timeframes for roll-out will be announced in due course.
We can't wait to know what you think of Google's freshest slice of Android! pic.twitter.com/mPJePFegne
— HTC (@htc) August 10, 2018
The company announced that its HTC U lineup will be receiving Android Pie update. However, no timelines have been mentioned just yet.
Android Pie on HTC devices –
|HTC U11 Life|
Since HTC U11 Life is an Android One device, it will likely receive Android Pie update first.
Lenovo-owned Motorola has always kept a consumer-centric approach for their smartphones. Hence, we see Moto phones focusing on affordable prices, fast applications, and a genuine android experience. Certainly, the company won’t hold back when it comes to new Android updates.
In the past, Motorola stated that they are working non-stop to optimize Android Pie for Moto devices.
Android Pie on Motorola devices –
|Motorola One Power|
|Motorola One (Beta)|
|Moto Z3 Play|
|Moto Z2 Force|
|Moto Z2 Play|
|Moto G6 Plus|
|Moto G6 Play|
12. Android Go devices
Android Go is primarily a stripped-down version of Stock Android, targeted at lower end device (512 RAM and above) so that low-budget phones not left out from the pure Google Pixel-like experience.
Google announced that it would release Android 9 Pie update on more than 200 Android Go devices. Additionally, Android Go Google apps will get a major overhaul in the coming update.
Few of these apps are Google Go, YouTube Go, Maps Go, Files Go, Assistant Go, Android Messages.
List of Android Go eligible for Android Pie update:
- Alcatel 1X
- Nokia 1
- Nokia 2.1
- Moto E5 Play
- Huawei Y3 2018
- ASUS ZenFone Live L1
- General Mobile GM 8 Go
- LAVA Z50
- ZTE Weather Go
- Micromax Bharat Go
Know more about the difference between Android Go and Stock Android from here.
Other device manufacturers delivering Android Pie:
in 2018, Blackberry launched their Android phone – Blackberry Key Two. So we would likely see Android Pie on the device, but I cannot say the same for Blackberry Key One.
As of now, there is no information regarding the Android Pie update in Blackberry Key models.
Vivo confirmed that it will release Android Pie on its devices in Q4 2018. However, many devices are yet to receive the update. its devices work on Funtouch OS based on Android.
Vivo X21 and X21 UD were part of the Google beta program, so it is apparent that they will receive it first. Other Vivo devices that are eligible for Android Pie: Vivo Nex A, Nex S and Vivo V9.
As of now, speculation is that Oppo Find X, Oppo R15, and Oppo R15 Pro will receive the Android P. Since Oppo R15 was part of the beta program, it is likely to get the update first. The company has yet to comment on Android P updates on its devices.