When is Android Pie coming to my phone?
The annual cycle of Android rolls on, with the latest version of the Google mobile software being called Android 9 Pie.
Android P was first revealed at Google I/O 2018 on 8 May 2018, and like previous versions, launched as a public beta shortly after. But now, as of 6 August, Android Pie has officially released.
As for when all other handsets will get the official Android 9 Pie release, Google said it’ll come to devices that participated in Google’s beta program sometime around autumn 2018 – and that process is already starting.
Android 9 Pie update: Google Pixel devices
Pixel devices are the first to get Android 9 Pie. The official rollout started in August 2018, so you should have the new software already if you have any of the Pixel devices. If you join the new Android 9 Pie beta, you can test additional features that are not ready.
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
It looks like support for Android 9 Pie will end there. There was no developer preview for older Google or Nexus devices, and Google has confirmed that there’s no final release support for these devices.
We have Android Pie on our Pixel and Pixel 2 devices.
Android 9 Pie update: Asus
Asus is only really just getting back into gear with phones in Europe, but was fairly quick to introduce Oreo to the ZenFone 4 (December). Asus’ latest phone is the ZenFone 5 which launched on Oreo.
There’s no word on when it might get updated.
Android 9 Pie update: BlackBerry Mobile
BlackBerry Mobile confirmed that the KeyOne and Motion would get an update to Oreo. So far, the Motion hasn’t received the update, but the KeyOne rollout started in late summer 2018 in Canada.
Currently there’s no official word on when the BlackBerry Key2 will be getting the update.
Android 9 Pie update: Essential
The update to Android 9 Pie on Essential happened on 6 August when Google pushed the update.
- Essential EN1 – from 6 August 2018
Android 9 Pie update: HTC
HTC’s update record with Android actually isn’t too bad. That’s if you discount the huge number of device variants that the company produced in its heyday; more recently, the move to Oreo was pretty smooth and HTC has always promised a two-step update.
We’re pleased as pie to confirm updates to Android Pie for the HTC U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 life (Android One). Timeframes for roll-out will be announced in due course.
We can’t wait to know what you think of Google’s freshest slice of Android! pic.twitter.com/mPJePFegne
— HTC (@htc) August 10, 2018
Exact dates remain to be seen, but the following devices are confirmed:
- HTC 12+
- HTC U11
- HTC U11+
- HTC U11 Life
Android 9 Pie update: Huawei
Huawei’s record of device updates hasn’t always been the best. However, more recently it has become more interested in launching devices on the latest version and toning back EMUI. There’s been no confirmation from Huawei, but some Android P beta testing has already been conducted on some devices, with EMUI 9 expected to come with Android Pie.
Here’s a safe list, currently unverified, we’ll update when we know more:
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Mate 9
Android 9 Pie update: Honor
Honor has launched a lot of phones recently and has so far said nothing about phones getting the update – although we suspect it’s in the same boat as Huawei with EMUI – that Android Pie will come with EMUI 9. Some beta testing has taken place on recent launches, so we suspect these devices are a safe bet of a Pie update.
There’s no official confirmation yet, however.
- Honor 10
- Honor View 10
- Honor Play
- Honor 9
- Honor 9 Lite
- Honor 8 Pro
Android 9 Pie update: LG
LG has made a lot more noise about speeding up software updates, opening a dedicated centre to focus on updates. But the company hasn’t gone as far as confirming when we might see Android 9 Pie on any devices.
Android 9 Pie update: Motorola
Motorola has announced the update will hit eight phones sometime this autumn.
- Motorola One
- Motorola One Power
- Moto Z3
- Moto Z3 Play
- Moto Z2 Force Edition
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto X4
- Moto G6 Plus
- Moto G6
- Moto G6 Play
Android 9 Pie update: Nokia
Nokia is actually in a very strong position when it comes to updates. The company seems to have grasped the idea of speed, being one of the first to adopt Oreo. It’s also running Android One across its new portfolio, so we you’ll be seeing updates across the board.
Hi, Android Pie will be available for the Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8. Roll-out will be phased as usual to secure quality delivery. Nokia 7 Plus is part of the Android One program, which guarantees two years of software updates, including Pie.
— Nokia Mobile (@Nokiamobile) August 8, 2018
The fact that the Nokia 7 Plus was on the beta is a very good sign, because devices that participated in Google’s beta program, including HMD/Nokia and Android One devices, will update to Android 9 Pie this autumn. The roll-out to Nokia 7 Plus started on 28 September 2018.
At the launch of the Nokia 7.1, HMD Global confirmed that the rollout for the Nokia 6.1, 8 and 8 Sirocco was also about to begin.
Devices expected to get Android 9 Pie:
- Nokia 3
- Nokia 5
- Nokia 6 (2017)
- Nokia 6.1 (2018) – October 2018
- Nokia 7 Plus (from 28 September 2018)
- Nokia 8 – November 2018
- Nokia 8 Sirocco – November 2018
Android 9 Pie update: OnePlus
OnePlus has a small portfolio compared to some other manufacturers, but it was on the Android 9 Pie beta for the OnePlus 6. OnePlus has actually moved fast, pushing Android Pie out for the OnePlus 6, with others to follow. The staged rollout started on Friday 21 September.
Devices confirmed to get Android 9 Pie:
- OnePlus 6 – from 21 September, 10 October for UK (has been paused)
- OnePlus 5
- OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 3
- OnePlus 3T
Android 9 Pie update: Samsung
Samsung is a different beast altogether.
A large portfolio of devices, heavy customisation from the Samsung Experience UX and a reputation for taking its time. Past experience would suggest that Android 9 Pie will come to the Galaxy S9 and S9+, but it also took a long time to update the Note 8 to Oreo. If anything, we predict that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be the first Android 9 Pie phone, and update will then roll out.
We’ll be happy to be surprised, however, and some screenshots have appeared online of an early build of the new software on the S9+ so things certainly seem to be moving in the right direction.
These are the Samsung devices we think will get the Android Pie update:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S9+
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S8+
- Samsung Galaxy S8
Android 9 Pie update: Sony Xperia
The fact that the Sony Xperia XZ2 was on the beta is a good sign, as is the fact that the Xperia XZ3 launches on Android Pie.
Keep in mind Google said Android 9 Pie will come to devices – including Sony handsets – that participated in Google’s beta program sometime this autumn.
Sony has confirmed Android 9 Pie will come to the following devices:
- Sony Xperia XZ2 – from 12 October 2018
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium – from November 2018
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact – from 12 October 2018
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium – from November 2018
- Sony Xperia XZ1 – from November 2018
- Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact – from November 2018
- Sony Xperia XA2 – early 2019
- Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra – early 2019
- Sony Xperia XA2 Plus – early 2019