Android Pie: When is my phone getting it?
Every year after Google releases the next major update of Android, there’s a week or so of excitement about the new features. Then, after the excitement wears off, there’s a realization that you will likely wait weeks or months before your phone will get the update.Heck, my friend’s Galaxy S7 Edge ($336 at Amazon Marketplace) just received the Android Oreo update in July — nearly a year after Google released it.
With the release of Android Pie in early August, it’s about time to start wondering when — or if — your phone will receive all of the latest goodies in Android Pie.To help ease potential user frustration, some phone makers have announced when they expect to release Android 9.0 Pie and which devices will receive it. We’ve rounded up all the announcements below.
One benefit of owning a Google phone is that you are always the first to receive the monthly security updates and major OS releases like Android Pie
.As such, the Pixel ($317 at Amazon.com), Pixel XL, Pixel 2 ($649 at Google Store), and Pixel 2 XL ($849 at Google Store) already have Android Pie. If you haven’t installed it, it’s easy as pie. Just follow the directions in this post.
Essential took part in the Android P beta program, and through some form of magic, had the final version of Android Pie ready for release on the same dayGoogle pushed it out to its own phones.
If you own an Essential phone, mash that update button!
In the past, Motorola had an excellent record of updating its phones within a week — if not days — of Google releasing the finalized build. Sadly, things have changed.
The Lenovo-owned company, however, has said the following phones will receive the update starting this fall:
- Moto Z3
- Moto Z3 Play
- Moto Z2 Force Edition
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto X4
- Moto G6 Plus
- Moto G6 ($240 at Amazon.com)
- Moto G6 Play
Sony has also released a list of phones the company will release the Android Pie update for. Instead of a vague “rolling out this fall” tagline, Sony is a bit more specific about the timing. Well, for most of its phones.
- Xperia XZ2
- Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Xperia XZ Premium
- XZ1 Compact
Early 2019 :
- XA2 Ultra
- XA2 Plus
OnePlus used the OnePlus 6 ($644 at Amazon.com) to take part on the Android P beta program, and continues to work on finalizing an Android Pie build for its latest smartphone. The fun doesn’t stop there for OnePlus users, though. The company recently announced in a forum post that several of its phones will receive Android Pie :
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 5/5T
- OnePlus 3/3T
The post goes on to note that the updates will be released in that order (starting with the OnePlus 6, ending with the OnePlus 3/3T) over the coming months.