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April 18, 2019 — The Moto G6 Play is getting its Android Pie update

Motorola posted the Android Pie release notes today for Moto G6 Play. The update will include all the typical Pie goodies including, a redesigned task manager that shows apps horizontally instead of vertically, navigation gestures, and a revamped quick settings menu. It will also include the April security patch and a whole list of improvements to security, usability, and performance.

Once the update has downloaded and is ready to install, you should receive a notification. However, if you're the impatient type, you can try checking manually by going into settings, system, system updates, download and install. The update is most likely rolling out in stages, so if it isn't showing up for you yet then it should within the next few days.

April 17, 2019 — Android Pie beta now open for OnePlus 3 and 3T

After months and months of waiting, OnePlus 3 and 3T owners can finally get their taste of Android 9 Pie.

Pie is currently available as a "community beta" for the two phones and needs to be manually downloaded and installed. With it, you get all of the usual Pie goodies on top of the April 2019 security patch, new gesture navigation, OnePlus's Gaming Mode 3.0, and a lot more.

It's expected that some bugs will be present considering that this is still a beta, and as of right now, it's unclear when the final finished build will be ready.

April 8, 2019 — U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Android Pie update rolling out

Good news for all you unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in the U.S., Android Pie with One UI has finally started rolling out. In a practice which has become more common recently, the unlocked variants of Samsung phones are the last to receive the update. Sometimes taking weeks until the final carrier version is released before it rolls out. Fortunately, Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can stop hitting the check update button after today as users on the Galaxy S8 subreddit are reporting the update has arrived.

The update includes improvements and features from Android Pie, Samsung's new One UI, and the March 2019 security patch. Considering all of the changes this brings the update is a massive 1.5GB download. You might want to make sure you're on a stable Wi-Fi before you attempt this update.

April 3, 2019 — Moto Z3 on Verizon gets its Pie update

Released last summer, the Moto Z3 is a pretty solid midrange handset that offers decent specs and full support for the Moto Mod system as a good price. As of April 3, it's now starting to receive its update to Android 9 Pie.

The update includes all of the Pie features you'd expect, including the March 1, 2019 security patch. You can also look forward to better performance, power efficiency, Bluetooth enhancements, and more.

March 29, 2019 — Galaxy S8/S8+ on AT&T and T-Mobile getting Android Pie

Have a Galaxy S8 or S8+ on AT&T or T-Mobile? Your long wait for Android Pie has come to an end 🙌.

Reports are coming out that Pie is rolling out to the phones on the two carriers, bringing along all of the usual Pie and Samsung One UI goodies.

The AT&T Galaxy Note 8 is also receiving Pie, meaning the T-Mobile variant shouldn't be too far behind it.

March 15, 2019 — Nokia 3.1 now receiving its Android Pie update

There's been a lot of talk about Android Q this week, but let's not forget that a lot of phones out there are still waiting on Android Pie.

Most recently, Juho Sarvikas announced on Twitter that the Nokia 3.1 is now being updated to Android 9 Pie!

February 28, 2019 — Android Pie is now rolling out to the Razer Phone 2

Right on schedule, the Razer Phone 2 is starting to receive its update to Android 9 Pie.

As mentioned below, the update will first arrive on unlocked versions of the Razer Phone 2 before making its way to carrier models on March 14. If you bought the phone on AT&T, you'll need to wait until April 4.

February 19, 2019 — Razer Phone 2 will get Android Pie starting February 27

Good news Razer Phone 2 owners — Android Pie will soon be headed your way!

According to Razer, Pie will first arrive on unlocked Razer Phone 2 devices beginning February 27. From there, all carriers (expect AT&T) will get the update a bit later on March 14.

If you do have a Razer Phone 2 on AT&T, you'll need to wait until April 4 for the Pie update.

These dates could change at any point between now and then, but they're definitely something to look forward to.

January 23, 2019 — Nokia releases its Android 9 Pie roadmap

Nokia's proven to be one of the best OEMs in the business when it comes to pushing out speedy Android updates, and today, the company released its roadmap of Android 9 Pie for all of its latest phones.

In the roadmap, we can see that the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.1 Plus are the next phones in line to receive the Pie update. According to the company, we can expect the Pie update for these two phones as soon as this week! Following them, the Nokia 6, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 will get the Pie treatment in Q1. And, last but not least, Q2 will see Pie released for the Nokia 3 and Nokia 1.

January 4, 2019 — Final Android Pie update rolling out to the Galaxy Note 9 in Germany

Well, that was fast.

Just two days after Samsung revealed that it was pushing the Note 9's Pie update up by a month, a user in Germany is reporting that they're already receiving the update as of today.

The update for this particular user weighed in at just 95MB, but that's because they were already part of the Android Pie beta. If you're not on the beta, you can expect a much larger file size.

It'll likely take a while for everyone in Germany to receive the update, and then even longer for the update to make its way to everyone around the globe. When you do get the update, however, it will have the firmware version of N960FXXU2CRLT and should come with the January 2019 security patch.

January 2, 2019 — Samsung pushes up its Android Pie update for the Note 9, Note 8, and others by a month

Samsung's One UI/Android Pie update is already available for the Galaxy S9 series, and if you have a Note 9, Note 8, or another Samsung-made device, you can expect Pie to arrive a month earlier than expected.

SamMobile recently came across an update roadmap highlighting Samsung's Pie plans for its other devices, and per the roadmap, Pie is now coming to the Note 9 in January rather than February and to the Note 8 in February instead of March.

Along with those two phones, Samsung's also moved up the Pie update by a month for the Galaxy J4, J6+, J7 Duo, A8 Star, and Tab S3 9.7.

December 19, 2018 — EMUI 9 now available for the Huawei P20 Pro, Mate 10, and more

At the beginning of November, Huawei announced that EMUI 9.0 (its Android interface that's based on Pie) would see a global rollout on November 10. That day came and went with nothing to show for, and now over a month later from that original date, it looks like EMUI 9 is finally ready for showtime.

The official EMUI Twitter account shared the above tweet early yesterday morning, announcing that the new software is finally ready for a series of its latest phones.

Per the tweet, you should expect an update to EMUI 9.0/Android Pie for the following phones "very soon":

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P20 Lite
  • Honor Play
  • Honor View 10
  • Honor 10

November 27, 2018 — Android 9 Pie now rolling out to the Nokia 7.1

The Nokia 7.1 is one of the best mid-range phones on the market right now, and believe it or not, it's about to get even better.

Today, Juho Sarvikas (the Chief Product Officer of Nokia's parent company, HMD Global) announced on Twitter that Android 9 Pie is now rolling out to Nokia 7.1 handsets around the globe.

Sarvikas notes that this is a "phased rollout", and that "some markets with longer technical approval cycles will follow as soon as possible."

November 20, 2018 — Asus ZenFone 5 series will get Android Pie in early 2019

Asus's big Android offering this year was its ZenFone 5 series of handsets, and today, the company confirmed that all three of the different models will be updated to Android 9 Pie in early 2019.

The regular ZenFone 5 is currently scheduled for a Pie update in early Q1 whereas the ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5Q will be updated by the end of January.

You'll be able to download Pie via an other-the-air update when it's available for your phone.

November 18, 2018 — Motorola One and One Power receive Android Pie update in some markets

The Motorola One and One Power have been out in most markets for months — and the Motorola One arrived in the US earlier this month — and Motorola promised that these phones would not only see Android Pie but Android Q. Over 3 months after the release of Android Pie, the latest Android version is beginning to arrive on both models.

Mmmmmmm pie

The update for the Motorola One Power started rolling out in India on Friday, and while its changelog isn't very long, it does include the upgrade to Android Pie, the November security update, some improvements to the camera and a new "Dual VoLTE" feature. The Android Pie update has also started hitting the regular Motorola One for some users in Mexico today, but an official change log hasn't been posted yet.

While these the Motorola One and One Power do have some minute regional build differences, the beauty of Android One and its rules about minimal changes to the system mean that the update for the rest of the world shouldn't be far behind these initial rollouts.

November 6, 2018 — EMUI 9.0 will begin its global rollout on November 10

EMUI 9.0 is Huawei's custom Android skin that's based on Android 9 Pie, and according to a post from the company on Chinese social network Weibo, the update will begin rolling out to select Huawei and Honor phones starting on November 10.

Once November 10 rolls around, the following phones will start to receive EMUI 9.0 around the world:

  • 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

In addition to the regular Pie goodies, EMUI 9.0 also comes with improved smoothness/responsiveness and a GPU Turbo 2.0 mode that delivers increased performance when playing games.

October 17, 2018 — Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact getting Android 9 Pie on Oct 26

Earlier in the month, Sony began rolling out Android 9 Pie to the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. Now, we have official dates for when Pie will make its way to the company's other handsets.

Starting first with the Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact, these phones will receive their update on October 26. The XZ2 Premium will follow them on November 7, and if you have an Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, or XA2 Plus, you can expect Pie to land on March 4, 2019.

October 12, 2018 — Android 9 Pie rolling out to Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

On October 12, reports started coming in to show that Pie is making its way to Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact handsets. The update changes the build number from 51.1.A.11.51 to 52.0.A.3.27 on both phones and weighs in at around 1.059 GB. In addition to the usual Pie goodies, there's also a new camera app and the October 2018 security patch.

The full roundup

Did you hear? Android Pie is a thing now. And we know that everyone wants it and the sooner the better. That's how it works and that's how we are wired. We want updates, we want them to be spectacular and we want them right now.

The reality of the situation is a bit different. Most phones made in the last 18 months will see Android Pie, but some of them will only get updated when we see the first developer preview for Android Q come along. It's a lot easier for manufacturers to update their phones to a newer version, but it still takes a while.

Predicting anything Android-related is 10% science and 90% interpretation.

Trying to figure it out is not as easy as you think and many sudsy cold beverages worth of thought goes into the predictions each and every year. About one-third of them are no-brainers, but some of the others are basically the same odds as a coin flip. It seems like manufacturers only care about a few models that get a lot of press time.

Let's break it down by the major manufacturers of the phones we love. Remember, many of these are just predictions and not any official word on anything from any company unless otherwise noted.

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Google has already told us which phones get updated and which won't.

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, Good Bye. They were great phones.

More: It's time to say goodbye to the Nexus program for good


Samsung makes more models of a single flagship line like the Galaxy S each year than Google has made in total, but it's also pretty easy to know which phones Samsung will update because they're predictable. Samsung offers four "premium" models each year. like 2018's Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, the Galaxy S9 Active that we all know is coming, and the Galaxy Note 9. Even when Samsung sold 15 different models of the Galaxy S6, they were all treated the same when it came to expecting an update.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+, as well as the Galaxy Note 9, have already been updated.

Here's Samsung's full schedule.

  • Galaxy S9/S9+ — January
  • Galaxy Note 9 — January
  • Galaxy Note 8 — February
  • Galaxy S8/S8+ — March
  • Galaxy A6/A6+ — April
  • Galaxy A7 (2018) — April
  • Galaxy A8 (2018)/A8+ (2018)/A8 Star — April
  • Galaxy A9 2018 — April
  • Galaxy J2 2018/J2 Core — April
  • Galaxy J4 — April
  • Galaxy J6+ — April
  • Galaxy On7 — April
  • Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 — April
  • Galaxy J4+ — May
  • Galaxy J6 — May
  • Galaxy J7 (2017)/J7 Duo/J7 Neo — July
  • Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 — August
  • Galaxy Tab A 2017 — October
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.5 — October


LG has always been a wildcard when I write this post every year. Like Samsung, there are a few "important" models that get all the press coverage and plenty of other more inexpensive models that most of us aren't talking about.

LG also mentioned some streamlining in the release cycle, which hopefully gives the development teams time to get an update out the door and have it be a good update.

  • The LG G7 ThinQ will be updated to Android Pie.
  • The LG V30 (including the V30S or whatever models we have seen or will see) will be updated to Android Pie.
  • The LG V20 will be updated to Android Pie.

The LG G7 One, and Android One device, has already been updated. others are scheduled for updates starting in early 2019.


Per an update from the company on December 18, 2018, the following phones have been updated or will be updated to EMUI 9.0/Pie around the world:

  • 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


On August 15, 2019, Motorola published a blog post outlining the handsets that'll receive the official Pie update starting in fall 2018. They include:

  • 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.


OnePlsu released a statement about the update situation for its phones. it reads as follows.

OnePlus is driven by the idea of giving people the best possible hardware and software experience and that's why we've been excited about Android P for some time now, having worked closely with the Android Beta Program. We're looking forward to bringing Android P to OnePlus 6, as well as updating OnePlus 5/5T, and OnePlus 3/3T, ensuring OnePlus users all over the world can continue to enjoy new features.

The Oneplus 5 and 5T have already seen the update as of February 2019.


Nokia seems to understand that a substantial portion of its own customer base wants fast updates. Like OnePlus, they 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 or are expected to see Android Pie from Nokia.

  • Nokia 3 -Nokia 5 (updated)
  • Nokia 5.1 plus (updated)
  • Nokia 6 (updated)
  • Nokia 6.1 (updated)
  • Nokia 7 Plus (updated)
  • Nokia 8 (updated)
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco

On November 27, it was confirmed that Android Pie was officially rolling out to the Nokia 7.1 as well.


Disappointing sales have left the future of HTC's smartphone business in uncertainty, but assuming the company doesn't go under in the next few months, it's announced that it'll be updating four of its smartphones to Android 9 Pie. The list is as follows:

  • HTC U12+
  • HTC U11
  • HTC U11+
  • HTC U11 Life (Android One version, already updated)

HTC says that it'll release timeframes for its Pie updates "in due course", and as those announcements are made, we'll update this article accordingly.


Sony announced its Pie update plans on August 16, 2018, and as expected, the phones that'll be the first to get the new software treatment are the company's high-end flagships. So far, the following phones have been confirmed to get an Android Pie update.

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 (updated)
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (updated)
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium (updated)
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 (updated)
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact (updated)
  • Sony Xperia XA2
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

Must mentions

These may be the companies we're most familiar with in the west that sell Android phones, but they aren't the only companies doing it. Out of the literally hundreds of models available, a few stand out and need mentioning.

  • Any phone running the Android Go version will probably see an update once Google gets Pie optimized for the meager specs these devices have.
  • The BlackBerry KEYone probably won't be upgraded to Android Pie, but we know the KEY2 will be.
  • Someone at XDA will update their Nexus One to Android Pie and I am going to do my best to get Google to send that person a brand new Pixel 3 NotchXL.

Like mentioned earlier, these are just educated guesses at this point. but one thing I know for certain is that no matter what the phone, any updates will feel like they took too long to make it into our hands. That's just how we're wired.

Android 9 Pie


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