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

Mark Jansen

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 led us to believe we’d see more upgraded devices than usual. Unfortunately, that hasn’t really worked out, and plenty of devices were still waiting by the end of 2018.

We’ve reached out to almost all of the manufacturers we expect to support Android 9.0 Pie, 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 will be updated to 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, which would receive the update in January — and it has. An Asus representative also confirmed on Asus’s Zentalk forum that the Zenfone 4 would receive an update.

In welcome news, the Zenfone 5 is able to be updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Previously only available if manually installed, the update is now available over the air, too. The Asus ROG Phone is also due to receive the update soon.

Asus phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Asus Zenfone 5
  • Asus Zenfone 5Z

Asus phones that will receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Asus phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Asus ROG Phone
  • Asus Zenfone 4

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, even if the phone no longer is.

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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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. That suspicion has been mostly confirmed, as HMD Global’s chief operating officer took to Twitter to confirm which Nokia phones would be receiving a slice of Pie, along with an expected date of arrival. Shockingly, the list includes the Nokia 5 — a budget phone that’s almost two years old. It’s backing that up too, as an Android 9.0 Pie update is rolling out to the Nokia 5.

Supposedly, updates for the Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco were being held back as to not damage the sales of the Nokia 8.1, but Nokia has denied such claims.

HMD Global phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 7.1
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Nokia 5

HMD Global phones confirmed to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Nokia 3.1 Plus (expected February 2019)
  • Nokia 6 (expected Q1 2019)
  • Nokia 5.1 (expected Q1 2019)
  • Nokia 3.1 (expected Q1 2019)
  • Nokia 2.1 (expected Q1 2019)
  • Nokia 3 (expected Q2 2019)
  • Nokia 1 (expected Q2 2019)

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, followed by U.S. users in January. 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 many had previously assumed the Honor 7X might not get the Pie update, a customer service message from Honor suggests otherwise.

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 that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Honor View 10

Honor phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Honor Play
  • Honor 10

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. The HTC U11 Life is the first HTC phone to be graced with the update — the software has been spotted rolling out in European markets, and will likely come to other markets soon.

HTC phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • HTC U11 Life (in European markets)

HTC phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • HTC U12 Plus
  • HTC U11 Plus
  • HTC U11

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. Models of the Huawei P Smart have also been spotted running Pie, so it’s likely that phone will receive an update too.

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. Since then, a European rollout of a Pie update for the Mate 10 Pro, P20, and P20 Pro has begun.

Huawei phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Huawei P20 Pro (European rollout started)
  • Huawei P20 (European rollout started)
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro (European rollout started)

Huawei phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei P Smart

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. Pie for the G7 ThinQ has launched in South Korea, confirming LG’s earlier statement that a stable Pie update for the G7 would arrive in early January.

Canadian G7 One units have received an update to the new software, which is unsurprising since it’s part of Google’s Android One initiative.

LG phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • LG G7 One (in Canada)

LG phones confirmed to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • LG G7 ThinQ (update started in South Korea)

LG phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • LG V40 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 this year. Motorola’s Android One-powered phones, the Moto One and One Power, have already started receiving Pie. The Moto G6 Plus has kicked off 2019 in the right way with an update, and the Moto Z3 has followed shortly afterward. The rollout to Pie on Moto G6 and G6 Play devices began in Brazil first, and the U.S. wasn’t far behind — the G6 has begun receiving Pie as of February 6.

Here’s a full list of phones set to get Android 9.0 Pie from Motorola.

Motorola phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play (rollout underway in Brazil)
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Play (rollout underway in Brazil)
  • Moto One Power
  • Moto One

Motorola phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto X4

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.

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.”

The OnePlus 6 has received the Android 9.0 Pie update, and OnePlus has announced the OnePlus 5/5T will be receiving Android 9.0 Pie just a smidge before the end of 2018.

OnePlus phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 5

OnePlus phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • 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 and Razer Phone 2 to get the update once it’s available to consumers.

Razer phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Razer Phone 2
  • Razer Phone

Samsung

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According to 9to5Google, Samsung announced at its developer conference that the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Note 9 would all be getting the Android Pie update in January. The Note 9 was confirmed to have a January 15 rollout date, but it seems Samsung started that off early, with German Note 9 owners reporting the Pie update had arrived ahead of that date. German S9 owners got an early Christmas present from Samsung, as the Android 9.0 Pie update came through early for them. As of February, Galaxy S9 owners on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T, and those with unlocked phones had received the update. Note 9 owners on Sprint and AT&T have begun receiving the update.

The S8 range is due to receive the update in February, but a beta is currently available for those phones, indicating Samsung is right on track to deliver this. The Note 8 has started receiving the Pie update in Eastern Europe and India, which implies it’ll roll out in other regions fairly soon. Interestingly, certification points to the Galaxy Note FE getting an Android Pie update, too.

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 be in line for an upgrade. Samsung has now clarified which devices will definitely be receiving Android 9.0 Pie.

Samsung’s lack of speed lies in the fact that its user interface, One UI (formerly the Samsung Experience), is heavily customized. As such it takes a lot more work on Samsung’s part to create the update.

Samsung phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

Samsung phones confirmed to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (beta underway — full release expected February)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (beta underway — full release expected February)
  • Samsung Galaxy A6 (March)
  • Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus (March)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (March)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 (March)
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (March)
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (April)
  • Samsung Galaxy J4 (April)
  • Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus (April)
  • Samsung Galaxy J6 (April)
  • Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus (April)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime2 (April)
  • Samsung Galaxy J8 (April)
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime (April)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (June)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo (June)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (June)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo (July)
  • Samsung Galaxy M10 (August)
  • Samsung Galaxy M20 (August)

Samsung phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung phones rumored to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE

Sony

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Android 9.0 Pie is available for the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, and updates have now arrived for the XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium, and XZ2 Premium. 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 your breath if you have a midrange or budget Sony phone.

Sony phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

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

Sony phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Sony Xperia XA2 (expected 2019)
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (expected 2019)
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Premium (expected 2019)

Sony phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XZ Compact

Vivo

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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 would be coming to some Vivo phones in the last part of 2018. Unfortunately, Vivo seems to have missed its window — but it did release a beta for the Nex S, and Nex A in China too.

Vivo phones confirmed to be receiving Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Vivo X21
  • Vivo X21UD
  • Vivo Nex S
  • Vivo Nex A

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. Being on Android One, the Mi A1 was always going to get Android 9.0 Pie — the question was always when. Turns out it’s here soon for Mi A1 users, as a user in Bangladesh has reported receiving an update to Pie. The Xiaomi Mi A2 has also received the Android Pie update, as of mid-November.

Xiaomi phones that have received Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Xiaomi Mi A2
  • Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi phones expected to receive Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi
  • Black Shark

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 February 18, 2019: Unlocked Galaxy S9 owners are reporting receiving the Pie update.