Every year after Google launches the next major update of Android, it's a week or so with excitement about the new features. So, after the tension is worn out, there is a clarity that you will probably wait weeks or months before your phone gets the update.
Heck, my friend's Galaxy S7 Edge ($ 390 at Amazon Marketplace) only received the Android Oreo update in July – almost a year after Google released it.
With the release of Android Pie at the beginning of August, it's time to start wondering when – or if – your phone will receive all the latest goodies in Android Pie.
To help ease potential user frustration, some phone manufacturers have announced when they expect to release Android 9.0 Pie and which devices receive it. We have rounded all of the announcements below.
An advantage of owning a Google phone is that you are always the first to receive monthly security updates and major OS releases like Android Pie.
As such, Pixel [Pixel2XL ($ 849 on the Google Store) already has Android and 19259004] [PixelXLPixel2 ($ 649 on Google Store) Pai. If you have not installed it, it's easy as pie. Follow the instructions in this post.
Essential took part in the Android P beta program and through some form of magic had the final version of Android Pie ready for release the same day Google pushed it out to its own phones.
If you own an Essential phone, you must mash that update button!
Earlier, Motorola had an excellent record for updating its phones within a week – if not days – by Google publishing the completed building. Unfortunately, things have been changed.
However, the Lenovo-owned company has said that the following phones will receive the update from the beginning of autumn:
Sony has alsoof the phones the company will delete the Android Pie update for. Instead of a vague "rollout in the fall" tagline, Sony is a bit more specific about timing. Well, for most phones.
OnePlus used OnePlus 6 ($ 644 on Amazon.com) to participate in the Android P beta program, and continues to work on completing an Android Pie building for its latest smartphone. That funny does not stop there for OnePlus users, though. The company recently announced in a forum post that more of the phones will receive Android Pie:
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 5 / 5T
- OnePlus 3 / 3T
The post continues to note that the updates will be released in that order (starting with OnePlus 6, which ends with OnePlus 3 / 3T) in the coming months.
A few days after Android Pie was released, HTC took Twitter to let its fans know it plans to update the following phones for Android Pie:
- HTC U12 +
- HTC U11
- HTC U11 +
- HTC U11 Life (Android One)
The time of the updates was not announced, but the company promises to announce it "over time."
Google allowed some of their hardware partners to participate in the Android P Beta program this year. By doing so, participants have decision makers to start integrating the update with their own devices and Android tweaks. Some of these partners have already announced (or released) Android Pie availability for devices, while others have been silent.
However, it should be safe to say that the following companies are working on the completed Android Pie building and its ultimate release:
It is important to remember that the beta program was not available for all phones from each manufacturer, so that The update can be restricted to only those devices that were eligible for the beta application.
Samsung is known for taking its sweet time to update existing devices to the latest version of Android. The first update round for the latest Galaxy phones – S9, S9 +, Note 9 – will start making news around March, but it will probably be a couple of months after the phone receives the update.
You can thank Samsung's deep customization of Android and wireless carriers for long latency.
LG has not yet announced anything related to updating the phone line for Android Pie. Usually, the newer phones (12 to 18 months old) are included in the latest OS updates, but to LG's plans, nothing is set in stone.