Android 9 Pie update roadmap: Official update now available for Nokia, Sony, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola, and LG devices

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Android Pie is here and while most people haven’t even received Android Oreo, it’s worth looking ahead to what’s coming. This is the ninth full version of the popular OS and with it comes a myriad of new features as well as improvements to those that made their debut with Oreo.

Despite all the goodies that Android Pie promises, the most important question that many are asking is when. Right now, everyone wants to know when Android Pie will arrive on their phones, a question that isn’t so easy to answer. But of course, based on our own experience, we have some educated guesses of when to expect the OS on your phone.

In this post, we have put together an OEM-wise list of popular Android devices that we think will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie, but this is just us making educated guesses. Note that if your device is missing on the list, it’s likely not to receive Android 9. But of course, this list is not final and as such, we’ll constantly update it with new info (devices) when we get it.

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Asus

Asus is expected to upgrade devices from 2017 and 2018 to Android Pie, more so those that came preinstalled with Oreo. We are talking the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 5 families, which means the likes of ZenFone 3, including the flagship Deluxe, won’t be upgraded to Pie. The ZenFone Max M2/M1 and Max Pro M2/M1 are also expected to receive Android 9 Pie update, but the same cannot be said of the ZenFone Max Plus M1, which has Nougat out of the box.

Here is the full list of Asus phones devices eligible for Android Pie.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
Asus ZenFone 5 Eligible Released on December 21, 2018
Asus ZenFone 5Z Eligible Released on December 27, 2018
Asus ZenFone 5 Lite (5Q) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max (M1) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ROG Phone Eligible Q1 2019
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL Eligible Q2 2019
Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KL Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Live (Go edition) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus ZC554KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC520KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC554KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL Not eligible
The entire Asus Zenfone 3 series,
including ZenFone 3 Deluxe
Not Eligible

BlackBerry

BlackBerry hasn’t been around for long and even though it doesn’t have many devices to upgrade, it hasn’t been the best out there. The Canadian company has been slow with Oreo updates and we don’t expect anything different in the case of Android Pie. Even worse is that we don’t think any of the device’s current handsets will be upgraded to P unless BB has a surprise in store.

Also Read: BlackBerry Oreo update release date

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
BlackBerry KEY2 Eligible Q1 2019
BlackBerry Evolve Eligible Q3 2019
BlackBerry Evolve X Eligible Q2 2019
BlackBerry KeyOne Unknown
BlackBerry Emotion Not eligible
BlackBerry Aurora Not eligible
BlackBerry DTEK50 Not eligible
BlackBerry DTEK60 Not eligible

Essential

Essential Phone was updated to Android 9 Pie a few hours after Google released the same update to the Pixels. Like the big G, the PH-1 is also expected to receive a third and last major OS upgrade in Android Q.

Device Android Pie Update
Essential Phone Released on 06 August 2018

Gionee

Chinese smartphone vendor Gionee hasn’t upgraded any of its current devices to Android Oreo and it doesn’t look like there are any plans to do so. In the same spirit, we don’t expect to see any activity in the Android Pie camp. Instead, you can only expect devices powered by the new OS out of the box, perhaps somewhere in 2019.

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Google

The Google Pixels started receiving Android 9 Pie on August 6, 2018. Of course, this was for the Pixel and Pixel 2, with the Pixel 3 coming in later with Pie out of the box.

Device Android Pie Update
Google Pixel Available (from 06 Aug 2018)
Google Pixel XL Available (from 06 Aug 2018)
Google Pixel 2 Available (from 06 Aug 2018)
Google Pixel 2 XL Available (from 06 Aug 2018)
Google Pixel 3 Pre-installed
Google Pixel 3 XL Pre-installed
Google Nexus 6P Not eligible
Google Nexus 5X Not eligible
Google Nexus Player Not eligible
Google Pixel C Not eligible
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HTC

HTC has already upgraded a good number of its handsets to Android 8.0 Oreo and has an official list of devices that will receive Android 9 Pie ready too, although it doesn’t look exhaustive.

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Device Android Pie Update Expected Release Date
HTC U Ultra Eligible Q1 2019
HTC U11 Eligible Q4 2018
HTC U11 Life Eligible Q4 2018
HTC U11+ Eligible Q4 2018
HTC U11 EYEs Eligible Q1 2019
HTC U12+ Eligible Q4 2018
HTC Desire 12 Unknown
HTC Desire 12+ Unknown
HTC 10 Not eligible
HTC Bolt Not eligible
HTC 10 Evo Not eligible
HTC 10 Lifestyle Not eligible
HTC U Play Not eligible
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Huawei

Huawei has been one of the most improved smartphone vendors concerning software updates. The company picked up from where it left with Android Oreo by becoming one of the early adopters of Pie despite not taking part in the beta program. The table below has details of Huawei and Honor devices that have received Android 9 Pie as well as when to expect the OS on your device.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
P20 Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
P20 Pro Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
P20 Lite Eligible Q1 2019
P10 Eligible March 2019 (Beta available)
P10 Plus Eligible March 2019 (Beta available)
Mate 10 Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
Mate 10 Pro Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
Mate 10 Porsche Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
Mate RS Porsche Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
Mate 20 Lite Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Mate 9 Eligible March 2019 (Beta available)
Mate 9 Pro Eligible March 2019 (Beta available)
Mate 9 Porsche Eligible March 2019 (Beta available)
Honor 10 Eligible Released on 16 October 2018
Honor View 10 (V10) Eligible Released on 16 October 2018
Honor Note 10 Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Honor 9 Eligible Q2 2019 (Beta available)
Honor 9N (9i) Eligible Q1 2019
Honor 9 Lite Eligible Q1 2019
Honor Play Eligible Released on 16 October 2018
Honor 8X Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Honor 8X Max Eligible Q1 2019
Honor 8 Pro Eligible Q2 2019
Honor 7A Unknown
Honor 7C Unknown
Honor 7S Unknown
Nova 3 Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Nova 3i (P Smart+) Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Nova 2S Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Nova 3e Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta testers wanted)
P Smart Eligible Q1 2019 (Spotted in benchmarks)
Y9 2019 Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta testers wanted)
Y9 2018 Unknown
Y7 2018 Unknown
Y7 Prime 2018 Unknown
Y7 Pro 2018 Unknown
Y6 2018 Unknown
Y5 Prime 2018 Unknown
Y3 2018 Unknown
MediaPad M5 Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)

LG

LG’s mobile phone division isn’t performing well, which is one reason we didn’t see the LG G7 at the MWC 2018 as the company is restrategizing before making what is expected to be a major comeback. Even with all the financial issues, LG hasn’t been deterred when it comes to software updates and we don’t expect any negative changes with respect to Android Pie, especially since there aren’t many devices to work on.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
LG V40 ThinQ Eligible Q2 2019
LG G7 ThinQ Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
LG G7 One Eligible Released on 16 Nov 2018
LG G7 Fit Eligible Q2 2019
LG V35 ThinQ Eligible Q2 2019
LG V30S ThinQ Eligible Q2 2019
LG V30/V30+ Eligible Q2 2019
LG G6 Eligible Q3 2019
LG Q8 Eligible Q3 2019
LG V20 Eligible Not expected
LG Q7 Eligible Q3 2019
LG Q Stylus Eligible Q3 2019
LG Stylo 4 Eligible Q3 2019
LG G5 Not eligible
LG G5 SE Not eligible
LG V10 Not eligible
Motorola

Motorola

Motorola is no longer the go-to OEM for those looking for fast software updates. Even so, the Lenovo-owned company is still expected to upgrade a bunch of its phones to Android Pie, but mostly the flagship Moto Z handsets. The Moto G4 Plus was lucky to be on the Motorola Oreo update list, but the same can’t be said of the Moto G5 Plus or even the G5S Plus with respect to Pie.

The newly launched Android One-based Moto One and Moto One Power are already receiving the update to Pie while the Moto P30 will also get the update, although the wait may go up to Q1 2019.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
Moto One Eligible Released on 29 Nov 2018
Moto One Power Eligible Released on 17 Nov 2018
Moto P30 Eligible Q1 2019
Moto Z3 Eligible Q4 2018
Moto Z3 Play Eligible Q4 2018
Moto Z2 Force Eligible Q4 2018
Moto Z2 Play Eligible Q1 2019
Moto X4 Android One Eligible Q4 2018
Moto X4 Eligible Released on November 13, 2018
Moto G6 Eligible Q1 2019
Moto G6 Plus Eligible Q1 2019
Moto G6 Play Eligible Q2 2019
Moto G5 Plus Not eligible
Moto G5S Plus Not eligible
Moto Z (2016) series Not eligible Unofficial DP2
available for Moto Z
Moto E5 series Not eligible

Nokia

Nokia surprised many by announcing that it will from now henceforth release Android One phones. The list already consists of this year’s handsets, apart from the Nokia 1 that runs Android Go. Still, HMD promised that even the Nokia 1 will be upgraded to Android Pie, which means all current Nokia phones will receive Pie, with some like Nokia 8 Sirocco expected to get the update just about the same time as the Google Pixels.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
Nokia 1 Eligible  Q3 2019
Nokia 2 Eligible Q3 2019
Nokia 2.1 Eligible Q3 2019
Nokia 3 Eligible Q2 2019
Nokia 3.1 Eligible Q2 2019
Nokia 5 Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 5.1 Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 5.1 Plus Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 6 Eligible Q1 2019 (Coming soon)
Nokia 6.1 Eligible Released on 30 October 2018
Nokia 6.1 Plus Eligible Released on 31 October 2018
Nokia 7 Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 7 Plus Eligible Released on 28 September 2018
Nokia 7.1 Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 8 Eligible Released on December 19, 2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco Eligible Released on January 09, 2019
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OnePlus

After disappointing a significant number of fans by failing to upgrade OnePlus 2 to Nougat, OnePlus did a pretty decent job upgrading the newer handsets. Even more interesting is that nearly all existing OnePlus phones, beginning with the 3 all the way to the 6, will get Pie. The latter has already received the update and next in line are OnePlus 5 and 5T and then later the 3 and 3T.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
OnePlus 3 Eligible Q2 2019
OnePlus 3T Eligible Q2 2019
OnePlus 5 Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
OnePlus 5T Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
OnePlus 6 Eligible Released on 22 September 2018
OnePlus 6T Pre-installed

Oppo

Oppo is not your best friend when it comes to software updates. In fact, the Chinese OEM hardly updates its devices, be it regular updates or major OS upgrades. With this in mind, we don’t expect even the likes of Oppo R11s and R11s Plus to be upgraded to Android Pie, but we have some hopes that Project Treble will play a role in seeing to it that some, if not all devices that have Oreo out of the box do end up getting an update to Pie. Maybe, just maybe!

Note that the list below is of our own making and not official from Oppo, so take it with a grain of salt. But of course, we’ll keep it up to date with the latest official news as it comes in.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
Oppo R17 Eligible Q2 2019
Oppo R17 Pro Eligible Q2 2019
Oppo R15 Pro Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Oppo R15 Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo Find X Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo F9 Eligible Q2 2019
Oppo F9 Pro Eligible Q2 2019
Oppo F7 Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo F7 Youth Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo A7 Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo A5 Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo A3 Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo A3s Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo Realme 1 Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo Realme 2 Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo Realme 2 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo Realme C1 Eligible Q2 2019
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Samsung

Samsung has released the new Android 9 Pie OS for the Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9. The update is available in beta for the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8, with the stable version expected in mid and end of Q1 2019.

Other devices that include the Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 2018, Galaxy A6, Galaxy J8, and even the Galaxy J2 Core and J2 2018 will be joining the party as from April 2019 onwards, as seen below.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Samsung Galaxy S9 Eligible Released on December 24, 2018
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Eligible Released on December 24, 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Eligible Released on January 04, 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Eligible February 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 Eligible March 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Eligible March 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8s Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A6 Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A6+ Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note FE Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy J4 Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J4+ Eligible May 2019
Samsung Galaxy J6 Eligible May 2019
Samsung Galaxy J6+ Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J8 Eligible May 2019
Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 Eligible July 2019
Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo Eligible July 2019
Samsung Galaxy J7 Neo Eligible July 2019
Samsung Galaxy J2 2018 Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Eligible April 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Eligible August 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 Eligible October 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Eligible October 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Eligible October 2019
Samsung Galaxy S7 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 series Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 series Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J2 2017 series Not eligible

Sony

Sony is one of the most consistent non-Google OEM when it comes to software updates matters. This is largely because the company contributes a lot towards AOSP, something that should help speed up Android Pie updates even further.

The update to Android Pie will be led by this year’s Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact followed closely by their counterparts from 2017, but we don’t expect Sony to upgrade the 2016 Xperia X series. On the brighter side, we expect the midrange Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra to receive P at some point in early 2019. Even better, other 2018 Sony phones may come with Android Pie out of the box.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Sony Xperia XZ3 Pre-installed
Sony Xperia XZ2 Eligible Released on 12 October 2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Eligible Released on 12 October 2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Eligible Released on 15 November 2018
Sony Xperia XA2 Eligible Scheduled for 4 March 2019
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Eligible Scheduled for 4 March 2019
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Eligible Scheduled for 4 March 2019
Sony Xperia XZ1 Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Eligible Released on 10 November 2018
Sony Xperia XZs Eligible Q1 2019
Sony Xperia L2 Not eligible
Sony Xperia XZ Not eligible
Sony Xperia X Performance Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA1 Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Not eligible
Sony Xperia X Not eligible
Sony Xperia X Compact Not eligible
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Vivo

Vivo, like Oppo, isn’t up there when it comes to rolling out regular software updates. However, the company already has two of its latest phones, the Vivo X21 and X21 UD, in the Android Pie beta program. This suggests that some of the phones that will come out this year will be upgraded to Pie at some point.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
Vivo X21/X21 UD Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Vivo X21i Eligible Q1 2019
Vivo Nex A Eligible Q1 2019
Vivo Nex S Eligible Q1 2019
Vivo V9 Unknown
Vivo V9 Youth Unknown
Vivo Y71 Unknown
Vivo Y81 Unknown
Vivo Y83 Unknown
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Xiaomi

Xiaomi doesn’t have the best of reputations in the world of software updates, but the Chinese OEM is stepping up the game. Although we expect multiple devices to be upgraded to Android Pie, it’s obvious Xiaomi will only upgrade a handful of devices led by the 2017 Mi 6 and Mi MIX 2.

Android Oreo will be the last major OS upgrade the 2016 Mi 5, Mi Note 2 and OG Mi MIX devices will be receiving. Also, we don’t expect the popular Redmi Note 4 or even the newer Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro to be upgraded to Pie, but you can be sure they’ll receive Oreo updates.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Eligible Released on Oct 17, 2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Poco F1 Eligible Released on Dec 10, 2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Eligible Q1 2019 (Beta available)
Xiaomi Mi 8/8 EE Eligible Released on Dec 05, 2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Mi 6 Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Mi A1 Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Mi A2 Eligible Released on Nov 15, 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Eligible Released on Nov 28, 2018
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI (Note 5 Pro) Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2) Eligible Q2 2019
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Eligible Q2 2019
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Eligible Q2 2019
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Eligible Q2 2019
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Eligible Q3 2019
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Eligible Q3 2019
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Black Shark Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Unknown
Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 Plus Unknown
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Prime Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi Max Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi Mix Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5S/5S Plus Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Not eligible
Redmi Note 4 (all variants) Not eligible

ZTE

ZTE has a multitude of smartphones on the market, but only one has been confirmed to receive Android Oreo – the flagship Axon 7 from 2016. Despite having many phones, we don’t expect all of them to be upgraded to Android Pie. In fact, it’s possible that ZTE might only upgrade two of its current phones in the Nubia Z17 and Nubia Z17s, which came out in 2017.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
ZTE Axon 9 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
ZTE Nubia Z17 Eligible Q2 2019
ZTE Nubia Z17s Eligible Q2 2019
ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini Not eligible _
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite Not eligible _
ZTE Nubia Z17 miniS Not eligible _
ZTE Axon 7 Not eligible _
ZTE Axon 7 Max Not eligible
ZTE Axon 7 mini Not eligible
ZTE Axon 7s Not eligible

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Other Android OEMs

As you may have noticed, this list only accounts for popular Android smartphone vendors. However, the exclusion of others like Meizu, Micromax, YU, Xolo, LeEco, Lava, etc. is by design and not by mistake. This is because you’ll hardly get an update on any of these OEMs’ devices. In case there’s a change of heart, we’ll for sure update this post with the details of the devices they’ll be upgrading to Android Pie. But don’t get your hopes too high!

Also, if you can’t see your device anywhere, it’s likely because we think it won’t be upgraded to Android Pie. If, however, you do feel the need for further information on the same, drop us a comment in the section below and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

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