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

Steven Winkelman
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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. Android 9.0 Pie is slated to launch around the end of August.

Asus phones we expect to get 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 we expect to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • BlackBerry Motion
  • BlackBerry KeyTwo

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 now have Android 9.0 Pie:

  • 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 now have Android 9.0 Pie:

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

HMD Global (Nokia)

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HMD is also on the list of beta partners for Android 9.0 Pie, and it’s available specifically for the Nokia 7 Plus. 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 by the end of the year.

HMD Global phones confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Nokia 7 Plus

HMD Global phones we expect to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 7
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 6 (2018)
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3
  • Nokia 3.1 (2018)

Honor

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Along with confirming a few Huawei phones to get the Android 9.0 Pie update, Huawei also confirmed that at least a few Honor phones will get the update. In other words, we know for certain that some devices will get Android 9.0 Pie, but we expect others to eventually get the update too.

Honor phones confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Honor 10
  • Honor View 10

Honor phones we expect to get Android 9.0 Pie:

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

HTC

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Shortly after Android P was released in August, HTC notified users of phones that will receive the Android P update via a tweet.

HTC phones confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie:

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

Huawei

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Huawei was a major holdout in announcing Android 9.0 Pie updates, but the company has finally confirmed that its working on delivering Android 9.0 Pie to some of its biggest phones. The company made an announcement through a post on Weibo, as picked up by GSMArena. Here are the phones the company has confirmed will get Android 9.0 Pie.

Huawei phones confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei phones we expect to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Huawei Mate 10

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 we expect to get Android 9.0 Pie:

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

Motorola/Lenovo

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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 get 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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The Android 9.0 Pie beta is available for the newly announced OnePlus 6. We expect the OnePlus 6 to be among the first phones to get the consumer release of Android 9.0 Pie. In July, OnePlus also announced its 3 and 3T handsets would also receive an Android 9.0 Pie update. 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 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 confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 3
  • One Plus 3T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 5T

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 get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Oppo R15

Oppo phones we expect to get 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 we expect to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Razer Phone

Samsung

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Samsung told Digital Trends it had nothing to share at this time. Of course, we expect most Samsung flagships from the past few years to get the update — including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9. The problem with Samsung is that its user interface is heavily customized and the company often takes its time with updates.

Samsung phones we expect to get Android 9.0 Pie:

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

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 soon this fall. Sony has also confirmed to Digital Trends that the XZ2 series, XZ1 series, and Xperia XZ will get the update in the fall, with updates starting to roll out 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 mid-range or budget Sony phone.

Sony phones confirmed to get 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 we expect to get 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. As such, we expect the consumer version of Android 9.0 Pie to come to those phones soon after it’s released.

Vivo phones confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Vivo X21
  • Vivo X21UD

Vivo phones we expect to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Vivo V9

Xiaomi

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The Android 9.0 Pie beta is available to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and as such we expect it to be one of the first phones to get the consumer version of the software once it’s released.

Xiaomi phones confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie:

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Xiaomi phones we expect to get 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.

Update on August 16: Sony confirms host of phones to get Android 9 Pie.