Now that Google has officially launched Android 9.0 Pie, third party smartphone makers will start publishing by verifying which of their existing phones are getting the update. Sony is the last company to announce the list of phones that will receive the update very soon.
Sony recently revealed that most of its newer phones will be updated to Android 9.0. The list includes Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XZ Premium, as reported by GizChina.
Apart from giving which of the phones that will get Pie Update, Sony Also appears when users can expect to receive update notifications. According to the Japanese company, all six models will be updated from September to November this year.
Sony is the first company to provide a specific timeline for Android 9.0 Pie deployment to its phones. And this is not surprising, knowing that the XZ series was part of the Android P beta test program, according to the Android Authority.
When HTC announced via Twitter which of the devices that have the latest software update from Google, it just came up with the list of phones that include HTC U12 +, U11 +, U11 and U11 life. It did not give the timeline for the rollout.
Many other OEMs are expected to make announcements soon. Huawei is one of them. The Chinese company has already begun an internal test of Android 9 for four of its phones, namely: Mate 10 Pro, P20, Honor 10 and Honor V10.
OnePlus, Vivo and Oppo have also expressed their assurance that Android 9.0 Pie is coming to their phones. But they only gave vague timelines like "in the fourth quarter of 2018" or "by the end of the year."
When Google introduced Android 9.0 Pie, it marked two major upgrades that came with. The first is support for shielding, and allows developers to optimize the notification bar. The other is the positive effect of the update on system performance. Android 9.0 is said to make app launches very instant.