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Google announced Andrmooid Pie on August 6, and as expected, the Google Pixel devices were the first to get updated to the latest version of Android. But, what about all the other smartphones from various manufacturers? This particular article is all about the phones that are getting or are expected to get the Android Pie Update officially, and we have tried to include phones from every popular smartphone company. Still, if you think we missed any, feel free to let us know via the comments section.

Before jumping straight into the list, we think it is worth talking about the new features that the Android Pie has. These new features make it stand out from all the previous Android versions. As we know, every Android version has something unique that differentiates it from the previous generation.

Android Lollipop was first to have a material design, Android Marshmallow was the first to have control over individual App permissions, Android Nougat brought the Split Screen feature, Enhanced Doze mode, along with several new design changes and then came Android Oreo that completely changed the overall design of notification panel and the settings.

ANDROID PIE – ALL THE NEW FEATURES 

Android Pie Update

ACCESSIBILITY 

Android Pie brings the new accessibility menu that makes tasks like taking screenshots or using the one hand mode much easier to perform. With Android 9 Pie, there is now OCR support for S2S in the camera and even a picture. So, while pointing the camera to the image that has text, you can select the text, and it will be read aloud. Same is the case with the pictures in the gallery. Finally, there is the Sound Amplifier that lets the user tweak over a 100 settings to improve the overall audio output.

BATTERY  

With each Android version, we get some new battery related features. Android Pie is no exception as we get Adaptive Battery feature that learns how you use the apps, thanks to machine learning. So, once it learns how you use apps, it knows which apps you might use in the next few hours. So, it can then optimize the battery in such a way that the apps you won’t be using in the next few hours won’t be able to use much of the battery. The battery saver is also enhanced a lot in Android Pie.

Finally, there are background restrictions that let you restrict certain apps from using the battery in the background.

DIGITAL WELLBEING

Digital Wellbeing is a pretty unique feature in Android Pie that shows how much you use a certain app. It shows how frequently you’re using any application and how many notifications you’re getting. The Do Not Disturb mode now not only mutes the notifications but also the other visual interruptions. There is now a feature called ‘Wind Down’ which turns the screen to grayscale so that the blue light doesn’t affect your sleep. Finally, there is a very interesting feature called App Timer. With this, you can set a time for which you want to use any application. Once you reach that limit, the app will be paused for the rest of the day.

NOTCH SUPPORT  

Well, we already know about this feature as it was introduced with the Developer Preview. As all the smartphone manufacturers are now going for notched displays, Android Pie comes with the Notch support, so it supports the phones with notches to use all of the screen space.

MEDIA  

Android Pie brings some new features related to Media like Multiple Bluetooth connections that let the users connect up to 5 Bluetooth devices and also switch between them seamlessly. There is sound delay reporting that ensures that the video and audio are in sync while you’re watching media using headphones. If you had previously set the sound for any Bluetooth device, then that sound level will be retained once you reconnect that Bluetooth device. Some other media features include HEIF photos support, HD Audio, and HDR VP9 Profile 2 support.

OTHER FEATURES  

Some other features of Android Pie include Redesigned Quick Settings, the Screenshots editor, Rotation Button, New Animations for App opening and closing, Volume Controls, Slices, App Actions and more.

LIST OF PHONES GETTING ANDROID PIE UPDATE

NOTE – WE HAVE LISTED ONLY THOSE PHONES IN THIS ARTICLE THAT ARE CONFIRMED TO GET THE ANDROID PIE UPDATE

You were waiting for this, right? Well, now it’s time to list the phones that are getting or are expected to get the Android Pie Update officially. It is worth mentioning that most of the phones listed below are expected to get the update so there are 50-50 chances that the update will arrive for them.

GOOGLE

GOOGLE ANDROID PIE UPDATE

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

Google, when launched the Google Pixel phones in 2016, announced that the first gen Pixel devices would get up to 2 years of guaranteed Android updates. Google has already said that after October 2018, there won’t be any guaranteed Android updates for the first generation Pixel phones. Android Pie is already available for all the four Pixel devices launched till now, and we already know that Pixel 3 and 3 XL are launching with Android Pie out of the box. So, the phones from Google that are getting Android Pie Update are –

ESSENTIAL

ESSENTIAL ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • Essential Phone 

When the Essential Phone was officially announced last year, it was said that it would get official Android updates for next three years. Just like the Pixel phones, the Essential PH-1 has already got the official Android Pie Update.

SONY

SONY ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • SONY XPERIA XZ2 PREMIUM
  • SONY XPERIA XZ2
  • SONY XPERIA XZ2 COMPACT
  • SONY XPERIA XZ PREMIUM
  • SONY XPERIA XZ1
  • SONY XPERIA XZ1 COMPACT

Sony is one of those smartphone companies that are first to update their phones to the latest Android version. Sony has officially revealed which devices will be getting the Android Pie update and the devices listed above are getting the update from November this year whereas phones like the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and XA2 Plus will get the update in early2019.

NOKIA

NOKIA ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • NOKIA 8 SIROCCO
  • NOKIA 8
  • NOKIA 7 PLUS
  • NOKIA 7
  • NOKIA 6.1 PLUS (NOKIA X6)
  • NOKIA 6.1
  • NOKIA 6
  • NOKIA 5.1 PLUS (NOKIA X5)
  • NOKIA 5.1
  • NOKIA 5
  • NOKIA 3.1
  • NOKIA 3
  • NOKIA 2.1
  • NOKIA 2
  • NOKIA 1

Nokia is probably the only company after Google right now that is providing fast Android updates to its phones, thanks to Android One branding. In fact, it is reported that all the Nokia phones, starting with Nokia 1, will get official Android Pie Update. That’s really great news for all the Nokia fans out there, right?

HTC 

HTC ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • HTC U12+
  • HTC U11+
  • HTC U11
  • HTC U11 Life (Android One)

HTC is a brand that is trying its best to make a comeback in the Android smartphone market. The latest offering from the company is the U12+, which is one of the best flagship devices you can get at the moment. HTC has officially listed all the phones that will be updated to Android Pie, and these include the last year’s U11, U11+, U11 Life and this year’s U12+. It is weird that the company doesn’t list HTC U Ultra of last year. In fact, most of the HTC users were expecting that HTC 10 will also get the update, but this doesn’t seem the case if we look at the official list from the company.

ONEPLUS 

ONEPLUS ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3

OnePlus is killing it in the flagship segment, and the OnePlus 6 is still the best value for money flagship you can get at the moment. With a great team working on Oxygen OS, it is 100% confirmed that last the update will arrive to OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, 5T and the 6. In fact, the company has officially confirmed that two-year-old OnePlus 3 and 3T will get Android P Update.

MOTOROLA 

MOTOROLA ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • Motorola One
  • Motorola One Power
  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto G6 Play
  • Moto X4

Motorola is no longer the brand known for its fast Android updates. We are still waiting for Oreo to arrive to the last year’s G series phones so expect Android P rollout to happen for Motorola devices from next year only. There might be exceptions like the Z series, the phones of which are expected to get Android Pie Update by the end of 2018. We don’t expect the Android P update to arrive to G series phones of last year as Motorola likes to provide just one major Android update to its G series phones. The Oreo update will be, therefore, the last major Android update for the Moto G5, G5 Plus, G5S and G5S Plus.

ASUS

Asus Android Pie Update

  • ASUS ZENFONE 5Z
  • ASUS ZENFONE 5
  • ASUS ZENFONE 5 LITE
  • ASUS ZENFONE MAX PRO M1
  • ASUS ZENFONE 4 PRO

Asus surprised everyone when the company announced Zenfone 5Z as the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone. The company is expected to roll out Android Pie update for its Zenfone 4 Pro and Zenfone 5 series for sure. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which is a budget device from the company, is guaranteed to get Android P update.

HUAWEI

HUAWEI ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • HUAWEI P20 PRO
  • HUAWEI P20
  • HUAWEI NOVA 3
  • HUAWEI MATE 10 PRO
  • HUAWEI MATE 10
  • HUAWEI NOVA 3i
  • HUAWEI MATE 9
  • HUAWEI MATE 9 PRO

Huawei is yet to announce which of its phones are getting the Android P update but we are sure that all of its flagships from last year will get the update. These include the Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and this year’s P20, P20 Pro, & Nova 3. Still, Huawei likes to updates its older phones as well so expect the update to arrive to some phones like Mate 9 too.

HONOR

HONOR ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • Honor 10
  • Honor Play
  • Honor View 10

Just like Huawei devices, the Honor phones run on the EMUI out of the box, so expect all the flagships from last year to get Android Pie Update.

SAMSUNG

SAMSUNG ANDROID PIE UPDATE

 

  • SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY S9+
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY S9
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY S8+
  • SAMSUNG GALAXY S8
  • SOME J AND A SERIES PHONES OF 2018 (NOT CONFIRMED)

Well, at first we didn’t want to add Samsung phones to the list has the company recently announced the Oreo rollout schedule for its phones. This means that Android P update will arrive to the Samsung devices only next year since this year, the company is going to be busy providing Oreo to its eligible phones. Just Samsung things, you know!

XIAOMI

XIAOMI ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • Xiaomi Mi 8
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 EE
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Mi 6X
  • Xiaomi Mi A2
  • Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2)
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6A
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi surprised everyone when rolled out the MIUI 9 update for its older phones, and with the MIUI 10 in the works, we expect Android Pie to arrive to most of the Xiaomi devices launched in past couple of years. Still, this is going to take some time. The Android One phones including the Xiaomi Mi A1, Mi A2, and the Mi A2 Lite are receiving the Android Pie Update.

BLACKBERRY

BLACKBERRY ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • Blackberry Key2
  • Blackberry Evolve
  • Blackberry Evolve X

Blackberry has announced the Key2, Evolve, and Evolve X this year with Android Oreo, so we expect Android P to arrive to all these devices. We are not sure about last year’s phones.

LG 

LG ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • LG G7+ ThinQ
  • LG V35 ThinQ
  • LG V30+
  • LG V30
  • LG V30S ThinQ
  • LG G6

LG, just like HTC, is trying its best to improve its smartphone sales and this year’s LG G7 ThinQ is a great phone indeed that recently launched in India with superb pricing. When it comes to Android updates, LG is pretty consistent in updating all of its last year’s flagships to the latest Android version. Hence, expect the update to hit LG G6 and all the flagships launched after that. We are not sure about the mid-range and budget phones at the moment.

OPPO & VIVO 

OPPO ANDROID PIE UPDATE

  • Oppo Find X
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Oppo R15
  • Vivo NEX
  • Vivo X21

We decided to add phones from both Oppo and Vivo in the same list as just a handful of phones from these companies will be getting the Android Pie update. These include the latest flagships from both the brands like Find X, Nex, as well as the older flagships.

GIONEE

Wait! Does this company even exist in 2018?

SOME FINAL WORDS

Well, some smartphone companies may not be mentioned in this article, but we will be updating the article once we get information about the update for more devices. The comments section is all yours so feel free to let us know if we missed any device or any company in this article.

Arvind is an 19-year old college student and the one who started DroidHolic. Currently, he works as the Editor-in-Chief, webmaster and Managing Director. Passionate about smartphones, he likes to write on latest smartphone trends. You can connect with him via social media.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Biran

    August 15, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Split screen, didn’t come with Nougat. Split screen came from Samsung a couple of years before Nougat. It was on Marshmallow on Samsung phones. Google just copied it later, as they copied VR support, Vulcan game support, NFC, and numerous other features that came from Samsung, LG, and HTC.

  2. Faisalijazmirza

    August 16, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Why there is no infinix device mentioned.although there is a device named infinix note 5 ,that is Android one device.it should get Android p at beginning but you even didn’t mentioned it in your list ..why????

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