Android 9 Pie is now live and users are eagerly waiting for its update on their smartphones. Everyone wants to try out the new features of Android P with a new look and feel along with gesture navigation. But considering the record, people have no choice other than to be confused about whether their phone will get Android Pie update?
The previous year’s Android Oreo update took a very long time to reach consumers and it’s still making a way to remaining phones. No doubt, Google is improving this scenario with Android One, Android Beta, Project Treble, etc, but still many things are yet to be improved. At the end of the day, it’s the device manufacturer who decides when the update will be rolled out.
Sometimes, it even happens that while our device is ready to receive an update, Google has already released the beta update of the next Android version. So, let’s proceed to the list of Android smartphones which will receive Android 9 Pie update. We will keep updating this article as soon as we see any new device’s announcement.
List of Smartphones Receiving Android Pie Update
Starting this list with Google’s own range of devices. It’s not surprising to note that all the new devices under Pixel Family are already enjoying Android Pie. The search giant always keeps them at the topmost priority. Also, the update will not reach Nexus members (Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P) due to lost update support as per the Google’s security policies.
Android P Update on Google Pixel Devices:
|Google Pixel and Pixel XL||Received|
|Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL||Received|
|Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL||Received|
The Chinese player OnePlus has already won so many hearts by launching flagship level quality smartphones at affordable prices. The magnificent display, powerful performance and brilliant cameras have made the company one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world.
OnePlus has a good record in terms of Android Update. The recently launched OnePlus 6T comes with Android Pie out of the box and the company is working for other devices.
Android P Update on OnePlus Devices:
|OnePlus 5T||Rolling Out (Beta)|
|OnePlus 5||Rolling Out (Beta)|
Essential PH-1 was the first smartphone, after Pixel devices to receive Android P update. Earlier, Essential was part of the Google beta program and so it already had chances for an early update. Essential also has a good record of releasing Android version and security patches update on time.
One of the best selling budget smartphone brand Xiaomi has a slow track record in terms of Android system updates. After launching Xiaomi Mi A1 under Google’s Android One initiative last year, now the company has two more players this category namely – Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. Xiaomi has developed an Android-based custom ROM MIUI whose updates usually takes time.
Android P Update on Xiaomi Devices:
|Mi Mix 3||Received|
|Mi Mix 2S||Received|
|Mi A2 Lite||Rolling Out (Beta)|
|Pocophone P1||Rolling Out (Beta)|
|Mi 8 Explorer Edition||Confirmed|
|Mi 8 Pro||Confirmed|
|Mi 8 SE||Confirmed|
Nokia has also gained a good market share by launching some amazing smartphones. Most of the Nokia smartphones work on Google’s Android One project which provides stock experience on non.pixel devices.
Android P Update on Nokia Devices:
|Nokia 7 Plus||Received|
|Nokia 6.1||Rolling Out|
|Nokia 6.1 Plus||Rolling Out|
|Nokia 8 Sirocco||Confirmed|
The Lenovo-owned brand Motorola has a good reputation in budget-segment smartphones. Motorola phones come with a great build quality and provide good performance. Also, their phones have very fewer bloatware and thus provide near stock experience. Motorola has also confirmed the devices which are about the receive Android 9 Update.
Android P Update on Motorola Devices:
|Motorola One Power||Received|
|Motorola One (Beta)||Rolling Out|
|Moto Z3 Play||Confirmed|
|Moto Z2 Force||Confirmed|
|Moto Z2 Play||Confirmed|
|Moto X4||Rolling Out|
|Moto G6 Plus||Confirmed|
|Moto G6 Play||Confirmed|
Being one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world, Samsung has never tried to improve its extremely slow update release timeline. Currently, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are on the Android Pie Beta program. The company has also released a new OS skin One UI which is based on Android P.
Android P Update on Samsung Devices:
|Galaxy S9 Plus||Rolling Out (Beta)|
|Galaxy S9||Rolling Out (Beta)|
|Galaxy Note 9||Confirmed|
|Galaxy S8 Plus||Confirmed|
|Galaxy Note 8||Confirmed|
The Chinese player Huawei has got a lot of popularity in the last few years. We have also seen some Honor smartphones competing with flagship phones. The company is also working hard to release Android P update for the following devices.
Android P Update on Huawei Devices:
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro||Received|
|Huawei Mate 20||Received|
|Huawei Mate 20 X||Received|
|Huawei P20||Rolling Out|
|Huawei P20 Pro||Rolling Out|
|Huawei Mate 10||Rolling Out|
|Huawei Mate 10 Pro||Rolling Out|
|Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design||Rolling Out|
|Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design||Rolling Out|
|Honor 10||Rolling Out|
|Honor View 10||Rolling Out|
|Honor Play||Rolling Out|
|Honor View 10||Confirmed|
|Honor Mate 9||Confirmed|
The popularity of HTC has already faded against budget smartphone manufacturers. Now, the company has only a few numbers of phones on their list and want them to be updated with every release. HTC had confirmed the Android Pie update for the following phones in August, yet there isn’t any update about the timeline.
Android P Update on HTC Devices:
|HTC U11 Life||Confirmed|
The Sony has revived with its XZ2 smartphone and currently rolling out updates for Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ1 Premium. The company is also planning to release Android P updates for the other Xperia devices soon.
Android P Updates on Sony Devices:
|Xperia XZ2 Compact||Received|
|Xperia XZ Premium||Rolling Out|
|Xperia XZ1||Rolling Out|
|Xperia XZ1 Compact||Rolling Out|
|Xperia XZ2 Premium||Confirmed|
|Xperia XA2 Ultra||Confirmed|
|Xperia XA2 Plus||Confirmed|
With an increase in competition, the Korean giant LG has already lost a lot of market share. Their smartphones’ sales are decreasing every year.
Currently, the LG G7 One (Android One) is running on Android Pie and LG has still not confirmed the devices which are getting Android 9 update. However, the following devices are expected to get the update – LG G7 Thin Q, LG Q7, LG V35 ThinQ, LG Q Stylus, LG V30S Thin Q, LG V30+.
The Taiwanese company Asus has launched some really good smartphones in recent times. The company also holds a good record in delivering updates. Asus has recently confirmed that Zenfone 5Z will receive Android Pie update in January 2019. The other devices are also on the list.
Android P Update on Asus Devices:
|Asus ZenFone 5Z||Yearly 2019|
|Asus ZenFone 5||Confirmed|
|Asus ZenFone 5 Lite (5Q)||Confirmed|
|Asus ZenFone Max (M1)||Confirmed|
|Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1)||Confirmed|
|Asus ROG Phone||Confirmed|
|Asus Zenfone 4 Pro||Confirmed|
Vivo devices run on Android-based Funtouch OS and don’t have a good reputation in providing the update to budget-oriented smartphones. The Vivo X21 and X21 UD were part of the Google beta program, so it is expected that these phones will receive the update first. You can check other Vivo devices eligible for Android P update.
Android P Update on Vivo devices:
|Vivo X21 UD||Expected|
|Vivo Nex A||Expected|
As per the rumours, Oppo Find X, Oppo R15 and R15 Pro will receive the Android Pie update. The company hasn’t commented anything yet on the updates for its devices. However, as the Oppo R15 was part of the Google beta program, it’s likely to get the update first.
Android P Update on Oppo Devices:
|Oppo Find X||Expected|
|Oppo R15 Pro||Expected|
15. Android Go Devices
Android Go is a lite version of stock Android for devices with limited resources (~512MB RAM). This OS generally assure that lower end phones also provide pure Google Pixel-like experience. The search giant also released a range of Google Go apps (Maps Go, YouTube Go, etc), especially for Android Go. The following devices are likely to get Android P update faster than others.
Android P Update on Go Devices:
|Moto E5 Play||Eligible|
|Huawei Y3 2018||Eligible|
|ASUS ZenFone Live L1||Eligible|
|General Mobile GM 8 Go||Eligible|
|ZTE Weather Go||Eligible|
|Micromax Bharat Go||Eligible|
Blackberry launched the Blackberry Key Two, an android phone this year. It also has an older version Key One, launched in 2017. Both the phones are not yet upgraded to Android Pie. But as for now, there is no update regarding the update for Blackberry phones.