The full roundup
Android Pie has been around a while by now. The fact is that not every phone will be updated to Android 10 — the latest version as of this writing — and Pie will be the final bit of software for them. The good news is that Android phones can be super-functional and secure while running Pie, so for the people waiting for this is pretty important.
While most devices that will be updated already have been, it's still important to keep track of how the rollout of Android Pie is progressing. Let's break it down by the major manufacturers of the phones we love.
All Pixel phones have been fully updated past Pie to Android 10. Even the original Pixel, which was a nice surprise.
And that's it. Prior to the Pixel, Google promised two years of full support and three years of security updates for phones they sell under their own brand. The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are just about three years old. Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu, Adios, Goodbye. They were great phones.
Samsung has updated every device that was scheduled for the Pie update. These include:
- Galaxy S9/S9+
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy S8/S8+
- Galaxy A6/A6+
- Galaxy A7 (2018)
- Galaxy A8 (2018)/A8+ (2018)/A8 Star
- Galaxy A9 2018
- Galaxy J2 2018/J2 Core
- Galaxy J4
- Galaxy J6+
- Galaxy On7
- Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
- Galaxy J4+
- Galaxy J6
- Galaxy J7 (2017)/J7 Duo/J7 Neo
- Galaxy Tab S3 9.7
- Galaxy Tab A 2017
- Galaxy Tab A 10.5
LG has also fullfilled its rollout of Android Pie for its most popular devices, including:
- LG G7 ThinQ
- LG V30
- LG V20
Huawei is one of the largest phone makers in the world, and as far as its Android Pie update rollout goes, all of the following devices have received the official Pie treatment.
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Honor 10
- Honor View 10
- Honor Play
Motorola is one of the weaker companies in regards to Android updates, but as of right now, all of the following phones have been updated to Android Pie.
- Moto Z3
- Moto Z3 Play
- Moto Z2 Force
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto X4
- Moto G6 Plus
- Moto G6
- Moto G6 Play
While that's a strong list, the notable omissions include the Moto E5, E5 Plus, and E5 Play.
Comparatively, OnePlus has been killing it with Android updates. A bunch of the company's phones received Pie updates, including:
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 5/5T
- OnePlus 3/3T
Nokia seems to understand that a substantial portion of its own customer base wants fast updates. Like OnePlus, it should listen to their current customers while trying to find new ones if they are to be successful. Here's a list of phones that have been updated to Android Pie from Nokia.
- Nokia 3
- Nokia 5
- Nokia 5.1 Plus
- Nokia 6
- Nokia 6.1
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Nokia 7.1
- Nokia 8
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
Disappointing sales have left the future of HTC's smartphone business in uncertainty, but the company did update all of the phones on its list of devices scheduled to recieve it. Those being the following:
- HTC U12+
- HTC U11
- HTC U11+
- HTC U11 Life
Sony is another company that's not quite as popular in the Android space as it once used to be, but also similar to HTC, Sony has delivered on its Pie update plans.
All of the following Sony phones have received their Pie update:
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium
- Sony Xperia XZ1
- Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
- Sony Xperia XA2
- Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
- Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
There are a few phones with promised Android Pie updates that still haven't received them. The BlackBerry KEY2, for instance, was slated to receive an update to Android 9 at some point in 2019 but has not received anything yet. Even here in 2020, we're still waiting.
Google has moved onto Android 10, and if your phone still hasn't received its Pie update by now, it probably never will. Maybe it's time to start looking for a new phone.
Loving the Nexus one comment and I'm sure that XDA will get it on there before Samsung gets it on the S8! Lol!
The way Samsung treats updates, I'm sure someone on XDA will get Android P on a Nexus One before the US S8 variants (both carrier and unlocked) get Oreo.
Hate to burst your bubble, but I am installing Oreo on my Verizon S8+ as I type this.
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It's 3rd October it's time for pie😊
Welcome to August 2017
As if it matters. Stock Android updates are such a harsh subset of Damsung's software. Feature-wise, Samsung mind as well be on Android 12 today. The only thing that would make Android updates matter is if developers stopped sticking to older API levels. When apps get fast updates with great features that work on a $500 phone but not on their $99o flagships, that will be the only reason for them to care. Otherwise, it really doesn't matter. They already have 95% of what the update brings in their software, and the other 5% is not important enough to care about. I get it. Apple releases updates fast and people are partisan about their tech, but even their updates really aren't that excited. Excited to read about, and install... but that's about it. The this g that makes iOS worth upgrading is, often, the fact that developers will drop support for old versions in app updates, and new apps tend to launch without support for any old OSes. That's what needs to happen on Android. It will hurt people with current or older devices in the short term, but it will push the OEMs to develop better, faster software updates; or lost tons of sales to those who do. There is not benefit to being on Pie instead of Oreo or even Nougqt right now, except to say your version number is higher.
I totally agree. I actually prefer staying with the version a phone initially comes with. Less hassle.
I installed 8.0 on my VZW S8 yesterday, no problems.
Yet the rest of us are on 8.1 not 8.0 so this just proves how slow Samsung are with updates.
Samsung is developing an ecosystem, not just throwing out near-stock Android firmware ASAP. That 0.1 isn't worth much of anything. People buy their phones because they have other selling points that far outpace the version number of the OS underlying the Samsung Experience. U less Googke starts releasing accessories and wearables as good as Samsung, I couldn't give two sites about Android Pie. The phone is only one piece of the overall pie - pun intended - and it's actually decreasing somewhat in relevance as more and more devices gain connectivity and powerful computers come down in price (relative to what you could get years ago for similar price). Ecosystem is everything. Google even feels second-class on Samsung devices - not that I'd complain given how little I use anything from then. The Galaxy phones are starting to feel like Samsung sPhones that simply do the bare minimum for play store Access :-P I like where Samsung is going with that. Boasting about Android version numbers is like boasting your Linux distribution hsa kernel 0.1 higher than someone else's. Consumers re not buying Android versions they're buying the overall UX and capabilities of the device. S Pen users aren't going to go Pixel just because it has Pie. Stock Pie I a massive functionality nerd compared t DSamsung phones on Nougat, never mind my revision of Oreo... What really is most i.portant are security updates, and major OEMs all seem to be doing decently with those.
Kinda funny that you like how Samsung is pulling away from Google Play Services, which are still the backbone to the phone in your hand, and the security of that phone. KNOX. I will take better than decent when it comes to security updates. I can't imagine what devices other than phones that you are speaking about that Samsung does better than Google. Chromebook, no way, Chromecast - nope, Home - NOPE! Doorbell - NOPE, home WiFi - NOPE. That ecosystem you are referencing is very shallow. Be careful what you wish for, maybe the next Sphone will be Tiezen. Wear OS - Sure people may not like the UI and it does need better health tracking, but those are not deal breakers for me in the least. Your enthusiasm for all things Sammy is nice and all, but a little too much hyperbole for my taste. What you call ecosystem, I see as BLOAT!
And that's why we have choices. What you call bloatware, I call being overdramatic.
I'm sure the person was talking about SmartThings. Controlling everything in your house that's Samsung. I love Samsung just because of there phones, some of the most innovative phones made. Also in my opinion the best looking. They take along time to put out there software updates because of how customizable there phones are, plus it's not hard to put a software update on your phone when you make it lol. Google phones are made by HTC and LG anyways so they are not true Google phones. Granted they are a huge company so it's easy to push alot out even if they fail on a few things they would be fine. Samsung is talking about pushing there own software out now so it should be good. Considering how tedious they are with there brand. I have seen to many Google pixel 2 phones get returned due to overheating I will never get one. Plus I am a Samsung guy anyways, they even sold apple screens and parts to make the iPhone x, which they stopped making due to owing Samsung to much money. Anyways all brands have there advantages and disadvantages but it all comes down to loyal customers and good products in the end. And Samsung will be there till the end, the last three years they out performed Apple if that tells you anything.
This is an interesting case of Stockholm syndrome some Samsung fans have developed. They're now actively arguing that updates are unimportant and unnecessary. Their level of commitment to the mothership is remarkable. I understand features are important, but you can have features and updates both.
Um...I have had two Pixels and one Samsung phone in the last 3 years. Please explain to me what I'm missing? Because we all have the opportunity to purchase what's important to us. I have never wanted for anything with a Samsung phone. And I know this because I've actually owned both.
It's the CARRIER'S that are holding back updates, not Samsung