Android 9.0 release is out now. Nicknamed ‘Pie’, Android 9.0 is available as an over-the-air (OTA) update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL and Essential PH-1, the first non-Pixel phone to get the update. No other smartphones are able to install the new OS today.
However, Android Pie will come very soon (Q3 2018) to the Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Sony Xperia XZ2, Oppo R15 Pro and Vivo X21, devices that were eligible for its beta programme, as well as all compatible Android One phones. This will happen “by the end of this fall”, according to Google.
If you don’t get an automatic notification to install the new OS, check out our guide on
how to update Android.
My phone isn’t on the list
Phones that were not part of the Android Pie beta programme and are not running Android One will not be updated to Android 9.0 just yet, though they will get the update before any other phone in Q3 2018.
Indeed, some older devices may never be updated. But if you have a recent flagship from 2018 or 2019 it almost certainly will get Android Pie within the next six months.
See our advice below on which phones will and will not be upgraded to Android Pie, and when it’s likely that you’ll get the update.
When will my phone get Android Pie?
The Asus Zenfone 5 should get Android Pie in Q4 2018, with the ZenFone 5 Lite, ZenFone Max, Max Pro, Zenfone 4 Pro and Zenfone AR to follow in early 2019.
BlackBerry will update its KEY2 in Q2 2018, followed by the Evolve and Evolve X in Q1 2019.
It’s likely that only HTC’s U series will get the update, with the U11 Life, U11+, and U12+ all expected to receive Android Pie in Q4 2018. Following in early 2019 are the HTC U11 and U11 EYEs, and in Q2 2019 the HTC U Ultra.
The new OS will come first to the Honor View 10 and Honor 10 in Q4 2018. In Q1 2019 we can additionally expect Android Pie to reach the Honor 8 Pro, 9 and 9 Lite.
Huawei has a long list of devices expected to get Android Pie, with the new OS coming first to theNova 3/3i/2S, Mate 10/10 Pro/Porsche Design, P20 and P20 Pro in Q4 2018. In Q1 2019 Android Pie will also be available for the Mate 9 series, P20 Lite, P10 and P10 Plus.
Expect to see Android Pie on the LG G7 ThinQ in Q4 2018, when it will also come to the G6, V30, V30+, V30S ThinQ and V35 ThinQ. In early 2019 the rollout will be extended to the LG Q8, V20, Q7, Q Stylus and Stylo 4.
All of Motorola’s recent devices will get the Android Pie update, but not all at once. In Q4 2018 we’ll see the update rolling out to the Moto X4 Android One edition, Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z3 Play. In Q1 2019 it will be extended to the Moto G6 and G6 Plus, Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Play. Q2 2019 will bring Pie to the Moto G5 Plus and Moto G6 Play.
Every Nokia device will get Android Pie, as promised by HMD Global. First up is obviously the Nokia 7 Plus, which was part of the beta programme. Then in Q4 2018 we’ll also see updates for the Nokia 5.1, 6, 6.1, 7, 8 and 8 Sirocco. The Nokia 2.1 and 3.1 will get the update in Q1 2019, followed by the Nokia 1, 2 and 3 in Q2 2019.
Those running the latest OnePlus 6 also benefit from the fact it was part of the Android Pie beta programme, with its OTA update landing in Q3 2018. In Q4 2018 we’ll then see Pie available for the 5 and 5T, with the OnePlus 3 and 3T getting the update in Q1 2019.
Samsung won’t update any of its devices until 2019, with Android Pie coming first to the S9 family in Q1. The Note 8 family will be next in Q2, along with the S8 and A8 and A6 series. In Q3 Pie will come to the S8 Active, J4, J6 and J8.
The first Sony phone to get Android Pie will naturally be the XZ2, which was part of the beta programme. This will roll out in Q3 2018, when we’ll also see Android Pie for the XZ2 Compact and Premium models. Then in Q4 2018 the update will be available for the XA2, XA2 Ultra, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, followed in Q1 2019 by the XZ Premium and XZs.
How to install Android Pie Beta
Below you’ll find our original instructions for installing the Android Pie beta on eligible devices.
Any devices that were enrolled to the programme will receive OTA updates to the latest Android operating system as soon as they are available.
- Launch your web browser and visit
- Scroll down to Eligible devices and click the blue ;Opt in’ button next to your phone
- Agree to the T&Cs, then tap ‘Join Beta’
- Click Ok to the confirmation that your device has been enrolled and that an OTA update will be available soon
- The OTA update notification can take up to 24 hours to arrive (and it will never arrive if you have previously manually flashed Android on to the device). If you don’t get it, check your internet connection and visit Settings > About phone > System Updates and check for any available updates
- When the notification arrives tap Download and install
- In the next window you’ll be told this will install a preview version of Android on your device. Check you are connected to Wi-Fi, then tap Download
- You can now install the Android Public Beta. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the process
How to uninstall Android Public Beta
Removing or uninstalling an Android Beta is as easy as is installing it. You simply head to the Android Beta Program page at
g.co/androidbeta then tap the ‘Opt out’ button next to your device. Do note, however, that doing so will wipe all data on your device.
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