Android 9 Pie update roadmap: Available for Honor Play and Galaxy S9+ [leaked firmware]

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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 Nougat. We are talking the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 5 families and probably the ZenFone 3s Max, which means the likes of ZenFone 3, including the flagship Deluxe, won’t be upgraded to Pie. The ZenFone Max M1 and Max Pro M1 are also expected to receive Asus Android 9 Pie update, but the same cannot be said of the ZenFone Max Plus M1, which has Nougat out of the box.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
Asus ZenFone 5 Eligible Q4 2018
Asus ZenFone 5Z Eligible Q4 2018
Asus ZenFone 5 Lite (5Q) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max (M1) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) Eligible Q4 2018
Asus ROG Phone Eligible Q1 2019
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro Eligible Q4 2018
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 is expected to unveil the second-gen PH phone later this year, which should come preinstalled with Oreo. As for the OG PH-1, which came with Nougat out of the box and will be upgraded to Oreo, an update to Android Pie should arrive later this year, especially since the Oreo update adds support for faster updates through Project Treble.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Essential Phone Eligible  Released on 6 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

Update [August 07, 2018]: Android Pie update is available for the Google Pixel handsets, both the 1st Gen Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as the 2nd Gen Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. You can download the Android 9 OTA from here, while the links for the Android 9 Pie firmware can be found here.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Google Pixel Eligible Available (from 06 Aug 2018)
Google Pixel XL Eligible Available (from 06 Aug 2018)
Google Pixel 2 Eligible Available (from 06 Aug 2018)
Google Pixel 2 XL Eligible Available (from 06 Aug 2018)
Google Pixel 3 Should be pre-installed NA
Google Pixel 3 XL Should be pre-installed NA
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 is expected to do the same for the upcoming Android Pie. While we’d wish for the entire HTC U series to receive Android Pie, it’s unlikely to happen, but of course, this isn’t the final list of HTC phones that will receive Pie. Also, we don’t expect anything outside the U series to receive Pie.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
HTC Bolt Not eligible
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 10 Evo Not eligible
HTC 10 Lifestyle Not eligible
HTC U Play Not eligible
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Huawei

Update [September 14]: Huawei rolled out Android 9 Pie for its Honor Play handset earlier today. The Pie update also packs in EMUI 9 custom skin of the company and comes as version 9.0.0.302, weighing in at 4.05GB.

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[Original post]: Huawei has been one of the most improved smartphone vendors concerning software updates. In addition to being among the first to release Oreo-powered handsets, the company has also upgraded a multitude of Huawei and Honor devices to Oreo. Given this track record, we expect Huawei to get even better with Android Pie, where we see it as part of this year’s Mate 20 series out of the box.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
P20 Eligible Q3 2018 (Beta available)
P20 Pro Eligible Q3 2018 (Beta available)
P20 Lite Eligible Q1 2019
P10 Eligible Q1 2019
P10 Plus Eligible Q1 2019
Mate 10 Eligible Q3 2018 (Beta available)
Mate 10 Pro Eligible Q3 2018 (Beta available)
Mate 10 Porsche Eligible Q3 2018 (Beta available)
Mate RS Porsche Eligible Q3 2018 (Beta available)
Mate 9 Eligible Q4 2018
Mate 9 Pro Eligible Q4 2018
Mate 9 Porsche Eligible Q4 2018
Honor 10 Eligible Q4 2018 (Beta available)
Honor View 10 (V10) Eligible Q4 2018 (Beta available)
Honor Note 10 Eligible Q4 2018
Honor 9 Eligible Q2 2019
Honor 9N (9i) Eligible Q1 2019
Honor 9 Lite Eligible Q1 2019
Honor Play Eligible Released on 14 September
Honor 8X Eligible Q1 2019
Honor 8X Max Eligible Q1 2019
Honor 8 Pro Eligible Q2 2019
Honor 7A Unknown
Honor 7C Unknown
Honor 7S Unknown
Nova 3 Eligible Q4 2018
Nova 3i (P Smart+) Eligible Q1 2019
Nova 2S Eligible Q4 2018
P Smart Eligible Q1 2019
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

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 G7 ThinQ Eligible Q4 2018
LG V35 ThinQ Eligible Q4 2018
LG V30S ThinQ Eligible Q4 2018
LG V30/V30+ Eligible Q1 2019
LG G6 Eligible Q2 2019
LG Q8 Eligible Q2 2019
LG V20 Eligible Q2 2019
LG Q7 Eligible Q2 2019
LG Q Stylus Eligible Q2 2019
LG Stylo 4 Eligible Q2 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.

Device Android Pie eligibility Expected release date
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 Q1 2019
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
Nokia 6.1 Eligible Q4 2018
Nokia 6.1 Plus Eligible Q4 2018
Nokia 7 Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 7 Plus Eligible September 2018 (Beta available)
Nokia 8 Eligible Q4 2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco Eligible Q4 2018
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OnePlus

Update [September 15, 2018]: OnePlus has released the Android 9 update for its OnePlus 6 as a beta. The update first arrived as Open Beta 1 on 3rd September and was later followed by a quick bug-fixer release in Open Beta 2 on 9th September.

Here’s how to install the Android 9 update on your OnePlus 6 easily.


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. However, we don’t expect all of the current Oreo-powered OnePlus phones to receive Android Pie.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
OnePlus 3 Eligible Q1 2019
OnePlus 3T Eligible Q1 2019
OnePlus 5 Eligible Q4 2018
OnePlus 5T Eligible Q4 2018
OnePlus 6 Eligible Q3 2018 (Beta available)

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 Q1 2019
Oppo R17 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo R15 Pro Eligible Q4 2018 (Beta available)
Oppo R15 Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo Find X Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo F9 Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo F9 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
Oppo F7 Eligible Q2 2019
Oppo F7 Youth Eligible Q2 2019
Oppo A5 Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo A3 Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo A3s Eligible Q3 2019
Oppo Realme 1 Eligible Q3 2019
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Samsung

Update [September 19, 2018]: Samsung hasn’t released the Pie update for Galaxy S9+, but a working firmware has appeared online giving us an early look into what the company is lining up. In fact, you can already download and install this firmware on your S9+ handset and we expect it to be available for the standard S9 as well as the Note 9 very soon.

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[Original post]: Samsung’s top-tier phones from 2017 and 2018 will all be upgraded to Android Pie. While some powerful midrangers like the Galaxy A8 and A8+ may make it to Pie, we cannot guarantee this will be the case. On the contrary, nearly all Sammy phones that will be unveiled this year with Android Oreo out of the box will receive Android Pie, be it in the Galaxy S or the Galaxy J series.

Even more interesting is the fact that Samsung has plans to upgrade 3-year-old Galaxy S6 and Note 5 handsets to Oreo, which could suggest that the Galaxy S7 family may also be upgraded to Android Pie when the time comes. We are keeping our fingers crossed for this one!

As for now, we can say that if you own a Samsung phone that was announced in 2016 and before, including the high-end Galaxy S7 series, don’t expect an upgrade to Android Pie. If your handset is a 2017 model, don’t get your hopes too high unless you have any of the Galaxy S8 or Note 8 flagships, which are guaranteed the update to P alongside the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Device Android Pie Update Eligibility Expected Release Date
Samsung Galaxy S9 Eligible Q1 2019
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Eligible Q1 2019 (leaked firmware available)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Eligible Q1 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Eligible Q3 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy A6 Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy A6+ Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note FE Eligible Q3 2019
Samsung Galaxy J4 Eligible Q3 2019
Samsung Galaxy J6 Eligible Q3 2019
Samsung Galaxy J8 Eligible Q3 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 J 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 XZ2 Eligible Q3 2018 (Beta available)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Eligible Q3 2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Eligible Q3 2018
Sony Xperia XA2 Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ1 Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Eligible Q1 2019
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 Q4 2018 (Beta available)
Vivo X21i Eligible Q1 2019
Vivo Nex A Eligible Q1 2019
Vivo Nex S Eligible Q4 2018
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 Q4 2018 (Beta available)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Poco F1 Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi 8/8 EE Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi 6 Eligible Q1 2019
Xiaomi Mi A1 Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Eligible Q4 201
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 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 Q4 2018
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 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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