Google has just launched its new mobile operating system, here is the list of smartphones that will soon receive the update to Android 9 Pie
The new Android 9 Pie mobile operating system has finally been released by Mountain View. But will we all receive the update to Android 9 Pie on our smartphones? The answer is no. At the moment, the list of phones that will receive the new robottino OS is limited.
The new Google OS has a number of improvements over Android Oreo, mainly thanks to a strong implementation of artificial intelligence to optimize the performance and data and battery consumption of the phone. To give an example on Android 9 Pie we will find the adaptive battery feature that uses machine learning to prioritize system resources for those apps we use the most. We will also find Slices, a feature that implements charts and tables for smart searches on Google Search or Google Maps. Not all users, however, will have Android 9 Pie right away: here are the smartphones that will receive the update.
Android 9 Pie: supported smartphones
The first smartphones to receive the update to Android 9 Pie will obviously be those made by Google. That is, the Pixel phones, starting with Pixel and Pixel XL and ending with Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 3 will arrive on the market directly with Android 9 Pie already installed. Immediate update to the new operating system of Mountain View also for the other Android Stock device, namely the Essential Phone PH-1 made by the creator of Android, Andy Rubin.
The devices that have been enrolled in the Android 9 Pie Beta program will also receive updates soon. Among them we find Vivo X21 and X21 UD, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Sony Xperia XZ2, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro and OnePlus 6. For the latter manufacturer a special speech should be made. Thanks to agreements between OnePlus and Google in fact we will soon find Android 9 also on OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.
In the house Motorola we already have confirmations of a transition to Android 9 Pie for these smartphones: Moto Z3, Moto Z3 play, Moto Z2 force edition, Moto Z2 play, Moto X4, Moto G6 plus, Moto G6 and Moto G6 play. While at Sony we will see Android Pie on the Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and finally on Xperia XZ Premium. Three releases have also been made official for HTC: on HTC U12+, HTC U11+ and HTC U11.
The following list of smartphones instead has not yet been made official by Google but will probably receive updates to Android 9 Pie in the coming weeks. As for Nokia all these models will be updated: Nokia 2.1 (Go Edition), Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8. LG models that will be updated to Android 9 are instead: LG G7 and G7+, LG V35 ThinQ, LG V30S ThinQ, LG V30+, LG V30, LG G6 and LG Q8 (2018). So many models ready to switch to Android 9 Pie in the house of Samsung: Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy A6+, Samsung Galaxy A6, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018), Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.
And if instead we own a Huawei what will be the models that will see the update to Android 9? Here they are: Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Lite, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei Nova 3, Huawei Nova 3i. While at home Honor we will find Android 9 immediately on Honor 10, Honor View 10, Honor 9N and Honor Play.
For Asus updates still to be confirmed but almost sure for the models Asus Zenfone 5Z, Asus Zenfone 5, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Asus Zenfone Max. Finally, many tablets and smartphones Xiaomi that will soon receive the update: Xiaomi Mi A1, Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X), Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite (Redmi 6 Pro), Xiaomi Mi 8/Explorer Edition, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, Xiaomi Mi Max 3, Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (Redmi S2), Xiaomi Mi Mix 2/2S, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 and Mi Pad 4 Plus. The list is still not complete and in the coming weeks it will be enriched with new models from various manufacturers in the diverse Android world.