Android 9 Pie: Which Smartphones Get the Android 9 Update?

The latest Android major update was Android 9 Pie, which follows Android 8 Oreo. Android Pie was released at the beginning of August 2018, and the smartphone manufacturers have kept on announcing until now which phones are eligible for the upgrade.

If you haven’t received the Android 9 Pie update until now, do not worry. We have a list with phones that got, will get the update, or might get it in the future.

Before looking at the list, let’s see the best features that were introduced in Android 9 Pie.

Gesture Controls

Users will get a new way to navigate through gesture controls. Expect to get better at multitasking with vertical views and a redesign of controls – like volume settings.

Battery Usage and Display Brightness

The latest Android version comes with an AI focused on optimizing battery usage. It analyzes the apps you use the most and gives them all the battery support they need to increase performance, but the apps you use less will receive less battery support. The same AI will regulate display brightness to adjust over time according to the user’s preferences.

Healthy Usage Behavior

Google has added a “Digital Wellbeing” through which Google will inform the user about how much they have used individual apps. You can add a maximum usage time for every app, and when you exceed that time, you get a warning.

We like the idea of ‘goodnight mode’ which will color the screen in different shades of gray and change the setting to Do not disturb,” which has also been rethought to not display visual notifications either.

Here is an alphabetically ordered list with the most sought-for manufacturers that have announced Android 9 Pie. You will see that some phones have a date when they got(/will get) the update, or are listed as ‘pre-installed,’ or ‘update available.’ Some are ‘in progress’ – which means that they are about to receive the update, others are ‘announced,’ or ‘in beta testing.’ There are some smartphones from Asus, Honor, HTC, Huawei, and LG which haven’t been confirmed yet but will probably be soon announced, so we didn’t add them to this list.

Asus Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL), Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL): in progress

Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL: update available

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: pre-installed

Honor 10, Honor View 10: in progress

Honor Play: December 2018

HTC U11, U11 Plus, U11 life (Android One), U12 Plus: announced

Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Porsche Design: announced

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, P20, P20 Pro, Mate RS Porsche Design: in progress

Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 X, P Smart 2019: pre-installed

Huawei P10: beta testing

LG G7 ThinQ: in progress (South Korea)

Motorola Moto G6, G6 Play, G6 Plus, Z2 Force, Z2 Play, Z3, Z3 Play, X4 [Android One]: announced

Motorola One [Android One]: in progress

Nokia 1, 2, 2.1 (Android Go), 3, 3.1 (Android One), 5, 5.1 (Android One), 6, 7: announced

Nokia 5.1 Plus, 6.1 (Android One), 7 Plus (Android One), 7.1 (Android One), 8, 8 Sirocco (Android One): in progress

Nokia 6.1 Plus (Android One): beta testing

OnePlus 3, 3T: announced

OnePlus 5, 5T, 6: in progress

Samsung Galaxy A6, A6 Plus, A7 (2018), A8 Plus (2018), A8 Star, A9 (2018), J2 (2018), J2 Core, J4, J4 Plus, J6 Plus, Tab S4 10.5: April 2019

Samsung Galaxy J6, J8: May 2019

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017): July 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: (in beta) to roll out in February 2019

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, Note 9: in progress

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus: (in beta) to roll out in March 2019

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017), Tab A 10.5: October 2019

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7: August 2019

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus, XA2 Ultra: 4th March 2019

Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ Premium: 26th October 2018

Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact: in progress

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: 7th November 2018

Sony Xperia XZ3: pre-installed

Xiaomi Mi A1 [Android One]: beta testing

Xiaomi Mi A2 [Android One], Mi A2 Lite [Android One], Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix 3, Mi 8: in progress

Xiaomi Mi 6X, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2: beta testing – Q1 2019

Pocophone F1: in progress

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Jeff Wilkinson

About the Author: Jeff Wilkinson

Jeff Wilkinson  is a Senior Politics Reporter at Debate Report covering provincial and national politics, . Before joining  Debate Report, Jeff worked on several provincial campaigns including Jack Layton. Jeff has worked as a freelance journalist in Toronto, having been published by over 20 outlets including CBC, the Center for Media and VICE.com.

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