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The Android Pie list: Will my phone get the Android 9 update?

Android 9 Pie is coming, but who will get to enjoy the update?
Android 9 Pie is coming, but who will get to enjoy the update?
Some manufacturers are already distributing it, others have just announced it, and some have offered no update on the Android 9 Pie. Based on the current information available, we have summarized what it can do and who is missing what.

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Android 9 Pie, the follow-up to Android Oreo, was officially released on August 7, 2018. Bit by bit, manufacturers are announcing which smartphones will receive an Android 9 Pie upgrade. But which innovations await us in Android Pie? And which phones can already be updated to Android 9 Pie? We have summarized the most important facts. 

New Android navigation through gesture
The navigation buttons will be largely replaced by gesture controls, such as the backspace button, which will only appear under certain conditions. The performance of the multitasking view will change from horizontal to vertical in Pie, and the controls, such as volume control, have been redesigned.

The new gesture control in Android 9 Pie
The new gesture control in Android 9 Pie

AI will regulate battery usage and display brightness
With the new Android version, battery usage will be optimized with Artificial Intelligence, so to speak. The smartphone analyzes which apps are most used, and gives them full battery support for optimal performance, while the seldom-used apps will have reduced battery intake. Display brightness will also be AI-regulated and automatically adjust to the user over time.

More control over usage behavior
With Android Pie, Google also wants to inform the user about daily usage, broken down by individual app. It is possible to enter a maximum usage time for each app that will give a warning as soon as the time is exceeded. Google calls this “Digital Wellbeing” for healthy usage behavior. In addition, the “Do not disturb” function has been rethought. Not even visual notifications will be displayed in this mode. Similar is the goodnight mode, which after a certain time will color the screen in shades of gray and automatically change to the “Do not disturb” function.

A dashboard will inform users how much time has been spent in each app
A dashboard will inform users how much time has been spent in each app

Following manufacturers are already distributing or have announced an update to Android 9 Pie. (January 18, 2019):

Asus
Asus Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL): rollout in progress
Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL): rollout in progress
Asus Zenfone 5 Lite: not confirmed, but possible
Asus ROG Phone: not confirmed, but possible

Blackberry
BlackBerry KEY2 LE​:​ not confirmed, but possible

BQ
BQ Aquaris X: announced
BQ Aquaris X Pro: announced
BQ Aquaris X2 (Android One): announced
BQ Aquaris X2 Pro (Android One): announced
BQ Aquaris V: announced
BQ Aquaris V Plus: announced
BQ Aquaris VS: announced
BQ Aquaris VS Plus: announced

Chuwi
Chuwi Hi9 Air: announced
Chuwi Hi9 Plus: announced
Chuwi Hi9 Pro: announced
Chuwi HiPad: announced

Google
Google Pixel: update available
Google Pixel XL: update available
Google Pixel 2: update available
Google Pixel 2 XL: update available
Google Pixel 3: pre-installed
Google Pixel 3 XL: pre-installed

Honor
Honor 10: rollout in progress
Honor Note 10: not confirmed, but possible
Honor View 10: rollout in progress
Honor Play: December 2018

HTC
HTC U11: announced
HTC U11 Plus: announced
HTC U11 life (Android One): announced
HTC U12 life: not confirmed, but possible
HTC U12 Plus: announced

Huawei
Huawei Mate 10 Lite: not confirmed, but possible
Huawei Mate 10: announced
Huawei Mate 10 Pro: rollout in progress
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design: announced
Huawei Mate 20: pre-installed
Huawei Mate 20 X: pre-installed
Huawei Mate 20 Lite: not confirmed, but possible
Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design: rollout in progress
Huawei P10: beta test
Huawei P10 Plus: not confirmed, but possible
Huawei P20: rollout in progress
Huawei P20 Lite: not confirmed, but possible
Huawei P20 Pro: rollout in progress
Huawei P Smart 2019: pre-installed

LG
LG G6: not confirmed, but possible
LG V30: not confirmed, but possible
LG G7 ThinQ: rollout in south korea in progress

Motorola
Motorola Moto G6: announced
Motorola Moto G6 Play: announced
Motorola Moto G6 Plus: announced
Motorola Moto Z2 Force: announced
Motorola Moto Z2 Play: announced
Motorola Moto Z3: announced
Motorola Moto Z3 Play: announced
Motorola Moto X4 [Android One]: announced
Motorola One [Android One]: rollout in progress

Nokia
Nokia 1: announced
Nokia 2: announced
Nokia 2.1 (Android Go): announced
Nokia 3: announced
Nokia 3.1 (Android One): announced
Nokia 5: announced
Nokia 5.1 (Android One): announced
Nokia 5.1 Plus: rollout in progress
Nokia 6: announced
Nokia 6.1 (Android One): rollout in progress
Nokia 6.1 Plus (Android One): beta test
Nokia 7: announced
Nokia 7 Plus (Android One): rollout in progress
Nokia 7.1 (Android One): rollout in progress
Nokia 8: rollout in progress
Nokia 8 Sirocco (Android One): rollout in progress

OnePlus
OnePlus 3: announced
OnePlus 3T: announced
OnePlus 5:  rollout in progress
OnePlus 5T: rollout in progress
OnePlus 6: rollout in progress

Samsung
Samsung Galaxy A6: April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus: April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018): April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018): April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star: April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018): April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018): April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core: April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J4: April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus: April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J6: May 2019
Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus: April 2019
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017): July 2019
Samsung Galaxy J8: May 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: beta available - rollout announced for February 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: rollout in progress
Samsung Galaxy S8: beta available - rollout announced for March 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: beta available - rollout announced for March 2019
Samsung Galaxy S9: rollout in progress
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: rollout in progress
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017): October 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5: October 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7: August 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5: April 2019

Sony
Sony Xperia XA2: announced for 4th March 2019
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus: announced for 4th March 2019
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra: announced for 4th March 2019
Sony Xperia XZ1: announced for 26th October 2018
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: announced for 26th October 2018
Sony Xperia XZ Premium: announced for 26th October 2018
Sony Xperia XZ2: rollout in progress
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact: rollout in progress
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: announced for 7th November 2018
Sony Xperia XZ3: pre-installed

Xiaomi
Xiaomi Mi A1 [Android One]: beta test
Xiaomi Mi A2 [Android One]: rollout in progress
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite [Android One]: rollout in progress
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: rollout in progress
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: rollout in progress
Xiaomi Mi 6X: beta test in Q1 2019
Xiaomi Mi 8: rollout in progress
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro: beta test in Q1 2019
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: beta test in Q1 2019
Xiaomi Redmi S2: beta test in Q1 2019
Pocophone F1: rollout in progress 

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Daniel Puschina, 2019-01-20 (Update: 2019-01-20)
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