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Android Pie coming to Vivo handsets in Q4, X21 apparently the first on the list

Vivo X21 to get Android P later this year
Vivo X21
Android 9.0 Pie has just arrived, and Vivo is one of the first brands to reveal its update plans. According to the Chinese company, its handsets will get the update in Q4 2018. Insiders familiar with the matter claim that the Vivo X21 will probably be the first one to get the update.
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Vivo might not be a big name outside of China, but it looks like this underdog is following the right path. While those like Samsung and Huawei are still silent, Vivo already revealed that its customers should get ready to receive Android 9.0 Pie in Q4 2018, although no accurate date has been mentioned yet.

According to Android Authority, the Vivo X21 and the Vivo Nex will probably be the brand's first two handsets to get Android 9.0. Unfortunately, the Chinese phone maker's reply to the questions about the update's arrival is rather elusive: "Designing for consumers’ needs continues to be Vivo’s top priority. Upgrading to the latest Android Pie operating system to deliver better mobile experience is therefore an area Vivo is working on bringing to consumers as soon as possible." 

The most interesting part about the Android Pie update is that the new major version of Google's mobile operating system has already started to roll out to the Essential Phone — after the Google Nexus handsets, of course. The other brands should come forward with the news in the weeks to come. However, based on the Android Oreo's arrival, Samsung will probably update the compatible phones mid-2019 or later, but Android One-based handsets might get Android Pie in a month or two, the most. 

Is your handset compatible with Android Pie? Let us know what you think about the update and when do you hope to receive it.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-08- 8 (Update: 2018-08- 8)