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Confirmed: These smartphones will get Android Pie

Google’s latest Android version, called the Android Pie came out a few days ago. This was the first time that Google allowed phones other than Nexus and Pixel series to run the beta version of its latest offering. Hopefully, this means that Android Pie will be served to a wider audience than Android Oreo.

We are sure you must be wondering if your daily driver will get the update or not. Therefore, we have compiled a list of smartphones from all the major manufacturers which will get updated to Android Pie. Read further to give your doubts a rest. Here are the confirmed phones which will get the taste of Pie.

Google – Always the first to get served

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Google released the Android Pie update by giving OTA updates to the Pixel users. While the Pixel 3 should come with the latest flavor out of the box, here are the devices which currently support Android Pie –

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

Unsurprisingly, the last of Nexus devices – the 6P – is not included in the list. But if you own a Nexus 6P, don’t worry. The developers are on it and your device should get the update soon (unofficially).

Nokia – No discrimination

There are a very few manufacturers left who roll out updates for their smartphones irrespective of their price tag. And, Nokia is one of them. They have been pretty good with updates since their comeback. Even right now, all the Nokia smartphones in circulation either run on Android Oreo or come ready to be updated to it out of the box. The Nokia smartphones will get the taste of Android Pie –

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Nokia 7
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia X5
  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 3
  • Nokia 2.1
  • Nokia 2
  • Nokia 1

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OnePlus – A welcome surprise for the old users

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OnePlus was part of one of the few brands that participated in the beta roll-out of Android Pie. They did it with the OnePlus 6. While devices from last year were expected to get the update, OnePlus announced a few weeks ago that it will skip the Android 8.1 update on the older models for the sake of Android Pie. The OnePlus smartphones will get the latest version of Android –

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

This is a welcome surprise for the OP 3 and 3T users as they have already received two major updates in the past.

Sony – Still trying to get back in the game

Looking at the shape of Sony right now in the market, one might have expected it to bring the Android Pie update to its latest generation of smartphones. Tough competition in each price segment has restricted Sony from gaining momentum in the past couple of years. But this has not stopped it from bringing the latest update to its new smartphones –

  • Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Xperia XZ2 Compact
  • Xperia XZ2
  • Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Xperia XZ1
  • Xperia XZ Premium

Samsung – Hey guys, we are working hard to bring Android Oreo

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In case you are a Samsung user, you might have as well not bothered to come here. Samsung does not believe in rolling out incremental Android updates to its smartphones. Instead, updating the hardware specifications seems to be easier for them. That is why you’ll see a new-gen model being launched before providing the update to the previous-gen device. Typical Samsung.

We are not too hopeful about the Android Pie update for Samsung smartphones as their last year’s flagship, Galaxy S8 received Android Oreo a couple of months ago. There is still a long list of devices waiting to get the taste of Oreo!

 

Xiaomi – Android One is what we got

Xiaomi believes in customizing the Android versions with their MIUI ROM (Priorities!). Hence, consuming a lot of time before pushing out the actual update. The latest version of MIUI has its own pros and cons. While it may provide a lot of features already, using the framework for Android Pie is still a task on their to-do list.

Nevertheless, since Xiaomi has introduced Android One smartphones, there’s a list of Xiaomi phones getting updated to Android Pie –

  • Mi A2
  • Mi A2 Lite
  • Mi A1
  • Mi MIX 2S

Huawei/Honor

Huawei and Honor have an unimpressive track record when it comes to providing the latest updates. Just like Xiaomi, Huawei too likes to dedicate more time to blend the actual Android experience with its own skin. Some like it, others hate it. But it is what it is. Still, there are some of the phones which are ready to receive the Android Pie update –

  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Honor 10
  • Honor View 10 (Honor V10)

Asus – Finally getting a rhythm

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Despite facing issues with its phones in the past few years, Asus didn’t give up. And now they are looking solid with their new devices. Thanks to popular devices like the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and the flagship 5Z, Asus has been able to make a comeback. It offers a near stock-like experience with these new devices. Hence, making them a new favorite amongst smartphone enthusiasts. These Asus smartphones will get the Android Pie update –

  • Zenfone 5Z
  • Zenfone 5
  • Zenfone Max Pro M1

Motorola – Gone are good old times

Gone are days when Motorola used t o be the second in line – just after Google – to roll out the latest Android updates. Although they have kept a vanilla Android experience on their phones, updates haven’t followed as quick as they should have had. However, Motorola has prmised to begin working on the Android Pie update shortly.

They haven’t yet released a list of smartphones which will taste the Pie. But these smartphones are expected to get the update –

  • Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto Z3, and Moto Z3 Play

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Oppo and Vivo – Only one device confirmed to receive Android Pie yet

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Both Oppo and Vivo have had an amazing year till now. With innovations like underglass fingerprint scanner and slider cameras, they have made their mark for the future of smartphone design. They have gained a lot of attention lately, thanks to their respective gorgeous looking flagship models.

But we are yet to confirm as to which of their devices will get the Android Pie update. While Oppo has promised the update for the Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo was already a part of Android Pie beta testing with the Vivo X21 UD.

So these were all the smartphones that have been confirmed to receive Android Pie update till now.

Was your phone on the list? If not, will you be flashing a new unofficial ROM or will you bother buying a new device? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Prakhar is a keen tech enthusiast. A tech blogger by passion, Prakhar has authored for several blogs. When not surfing the net, he can be found reading or looking for something new to learn.

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