When is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie? We asked every major manufacturer

Mark Jansen

The next version of Android — Android 9.0 Pie — is finally here. We’ve rounded up everything that’s new in a handy guide, but when will your phone receive this update, if at all? More phones than ever could access the Android P beta, which leads us to believe that there will be a significant number of phones with the final version later this year — at least, more than usual.

Even Google said, “Many manufacturers are planning to launch or upgrade devices by the end of this year.” Well, we reached out to almost all of them, and here’s what they had to say. We’ll be updating this story as we continue to hear back.

Alcatel

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Alcatel told Digital Trends it had nothing to share regarding Android 9.0 Pie at the moment. We don’t expect all of its phones to get Android 9.0 Pie — after all, some of them still ship with Android Nougat. Not only that, but Alcatel’s track record with Android updates is pretty bad, so it’s hard to say whether or not any of its phones would get Android 9.0 Pie.

Asus

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Asus told Digital Trends it does not yet have a release schedule for Android 9.0 Pie, but it should have one ready within a few months. GSMArena spotted a Geekbench listing for an Asus Zenfone 5Z running Pie, so it’s fair to expect an update for that phone eventually.

Asus phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Asus Zenfone 5Z
  • Asus ROG phone

BlackBerry

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BlackBerry told Digital Trends it could not share any information about an upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie for BlackBerry phones.

BlackBerry phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • BlackBerry KeyTwo
  • BlackBerry KeyTwo LE
  • BlackBerry Motion

Essential

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The Essential Phone was one of the phones that could access the current Android 9.0 Pie open beta, and it’s also one of the first to get the consumer version of Android 9.0 Pie. The update for the Essential Phone is now available.

Essential phones that have received the Android 9.0 Pie update:

  • Essential Phone (PH-1)

Google

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Google’s Pixel phones, of course, got Android 9.0 Pie as soon as it was available. Unfortunately, no Nexus phones will get the update to Android 9.0 Pie.

Google phones that have received the Android 9.0 Pie update:

  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL

HMD Global (Nokia)

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HMD is also on the list of beta partners for Android 9.0 Pie. It’s available specifically for the Nokia 7 Plus, which is now getting the update.

Since all HMD phones run Android One, which is a stock version of Android, we expect most, if not all, of the company’s 2018 and 2017 lineup to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. It’s been confirmed that the Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 8, and 8 Sirocco will receive the update before the end of the year. The newly released Nokia 7.1 will also be receiving the update by the end of November.

HMD Global phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Nokia 7 Plus

HMD Global phones confirmed to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco (expected December)
  • Nokia 8 (expected December)
  • Nokia 7.1 (expected November)
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus (expected November)
  • Nokia 6.1 (expected November)

HMD Global phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Nokia 7
  • Nokia 6 (2018)
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3.1 (2018)
  • Nokia 3

Honor

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After the Honor 10 and View 10 were confirmed to be receiving some delicious Pie, European Honor View 10 owners began receiving the update in October. It was also confirmed that the newly released Honor Play would also be receiving the eventual update for Android 9.0 Pie. A closed beta for the latest EMUI 9 running on Android 9.0 Pie has also been confirmed, but user numbers are exceptionally small at the moment.

While these are the only phones confirmed so far, the company would be remiss not to include some of its other phones in that update, so keep your peepers peeled for more update news.

Honor phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Honor Play
  • Honor 10
  • Honor View 10 (update rolling out in Europe)

Honor phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Honor 8X
  • Honor 9 Lite
  • Honor 7X
  • Honor 7A
  • Honor 7C

HTC

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Shortly after Android 9.0 Pie was released in August, HTC notified users of phones that will receive the update via a tweet. Don’t expect that to be the end though; it’s highly likely that the newly released HTC U12 Life will also be receiving a slice of Pie.

HTC phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • HTC U12 Plus
  • HTC U11 Plus
  • HTC U11
  • HTC U11 Life

HTC phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • HTC U12 Life

Huawei

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Huawei was a major holdout in announcing Android 9.0 Pie updates, but the company has finally confirmed that it is working on delivering Android 9.0 Pie to some of its biggest phones. The company previously announced that the P20 and Mate 10 Pro would be updated, and followed up with an updated list that also included the Mate 10, Mate 10 Porsche Design, and P20 Pro. Some Mate 10 Pro phones are now receiving the update — though it seems to be restricted to certain models in Europe only.

Two thousand lucky users of those phones will also be getting access to the closed beta of Huawei’s EMUI 9, with the caveat that it’s still a fairly unstable build.

Huawei phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro (partial European rollout started)
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design

LG

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LG has yet to respond to our email. We expect LG’s flagships from the past few years to get the update, including the LG G7 ThinQ, LG G6, and LG V30.

LG phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • LG G6
  • LG V35 ThinQ
  • LG V30

Motorola/Lenovo

Moto Z3

Motorola unveiled an official list of phones to get Android 9.0 Pie, with the update set to begin rolling out at some point in the fall. Here’s a full list of phones set to get Android 9.0 Pie from Motorola.

Motorola phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto X4
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Play

OnePlus

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Following an open beta for Android 9.0 Pie on the OnePlus, OnePlus confirmed that it was rolling out the consumer version of the operating system is now rolling out. In July, OnePlus also announced the OnePlus 3 and 3T would also receive an update to Android 9.0 Pie. But don’t think it’ll be done quickly — OnePlus plans to update its handsets to Android 9.0 Pie in reverse-sequential order: The OnePlus 6 will be the first to be updated, while the OnePlus 3 will be last. Unfortunately, we don’t have specific dates for other phones just yet — but OnePlus has released the following statement:

“OnePlus is driven by the idea of giving people the best possible hardware and software experience and that’s why we’ve been excited about Android P for some time now, having worked closely with the Android Beta Program. We’re looking forward to bringing Android P to OnePlus 6, as well as updating OnePlus 5/5T, and OnePlus 3/3T, ensuring OnePlus users all over the world can continue to enjoy new features.”

OnePlus phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • OnePlus 6

OnePlus phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • One Plus 3

Oppo

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The Android 9.0 Pie beta is available to the Oppo R15, which means that it should be among the first phones to get the consumer release of Android 9.0 Pie once it’s available.

Oppo phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Oppo R15

Oppo phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Oppo A83
  • Oppo F7
  • Oppo R11s
  • Oppo F5 Youth
  • Oppo F5

Razer

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Razer has yet to respond to our email. Still, we expect the Razer phone to get the update once it’s available to consumers.

Razer phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Razer Phone

Samsung

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While Samsung is probably still a fair way away from its Android 9.0 Pie update, there’s evidence that it’s working on it. As spotted by Dutch website GalaxyClub, a listing for a Galaxy S9 Plus on GFXBench shows “Android 9” as the phone’s operating system. There’s easy money on this being a Samsung test device for Android 9.0 Pie, and hopefully means that Samsung is further along than we expect for the Korean manufacturer’s usually sluggish update schedule.

We expect most Samsung flagships from the past few years to get the update — including the Galaxy S8 — and we expect that more than a few of Samsung’s midrange devices will also get the upgrade. Samsung’s problem lies in the fact that its user interface, the Samsung Experience, is heavily customized. As such it takes a lot more work on Samsung’s part to create the update.

Samsung phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Sony

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The Android 9.0 Pie beta is available to the Sony Xperia XZ2, and as such, we expect the phone to get the final version this fall. Sony has also confirmed to Digital Trends that the XZ2 series, XZ1 series, and Xperia XZ will get the update in November. Not only that, but the company also detailed that the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and XA2 Premium will get the update at some point in early 2019.

Expect all the high-end models to get Android 9.0 Pie, but don’t hold out if you have a midrange or budget Sony phone.

Sony phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
  • Sony Xperia XZ1
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XA2
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Premium

Sony phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XZ Compact

Vivo

Vivo Apex Review

The Android 9.0 Pie beta is available to two Vivo phones — the Vivo X21UD, and the Vivo X21. Vivo has confirmed that the Pie update will be coming to some Vivo phones in the last part of 2018 — but did not mention which phones would be receiving the update.

Vivo phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Vivo X21
  • Vivo X21UD

Vivo phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Vivo V9

Xiaomi

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review

After an Android 9.0 Pie beta, a rollout of the final update is underway to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. We expect that other Xiaomi phones will receive the update too, but have not heard which.

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (rollout underway)

Xiaomi phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 6

ZTE

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ZTE has yet to respond to our email. It’s unclear what the future of the company will be considering ZTE’s U.S. issues, so we doubt you’ll see Android 9.0 Pie on recently launched ZTE phones any time soon.

Updated on October 5, 2018: HMD Global sheds more light on which Nokia phones will receive Pie, and when.