Android 9.0 Pie update tracker: What we know so far

android 9.0 update The next major version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, will begin hitting devices soon. Google just announced that Pixel devices will receive the Android 9.0 Pie update (formerly known as Android P) starting in the next hours. This is the official Android 9.0 update release, as opposed to the beta releases we’ve got so far. You won’t need to sign up for the beta program in order to receive this update. Just check your phone for the update and hope for a speedy rollout. Here’s everything you need to know about the Android 9.0 Pie update schedule, which devices are compatible with Android Pie, how to install Android Pie updates, and more. Public Android 9.0 Pie update rollout Google Pixel devices Update, August 6, 2018, 1:30PM ET: Google’s moving fast. Several of our Pixel devices have already received the Android 9 Pie OTA. Go check for the update in the Settings section right away. The OTA update (for a Pixel 2 running the latest Android P beta) is about 45.5MB. In its blog post announcing the release of the new OS, Google said that “starting today, all Pixel phones will receive an update to Android 9.” This will probably make you very optimistic about getting your slice of Pie very soon, but there’s no guarantee that will actually be the case. Judging from previous rollouts, Google will probably push the Android 9.0 Pie update to a small number of Pixel units first, followed by a wider release over the next days. Google does this in order to catch and fix any potential issues or bugs before they hit a large number of devices. If you can’t wait for that notification icon to hit your status bar, you can try flashing either a full Android 9.0 system image or just the OTA file. Google Pixel 2 XL Factory images 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.009, Aug 2018) 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.011, Aug 2018, Telstra) OTA files 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.009, Aug 2018) 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.011, Aug 2018, Telstra) Google Pixel 2 Factory images 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.009, Aug 2018) 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.011, Aug 2018, Telstra) OTA files 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.009, Aug 2018) 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.011, Aug 2018, Telstra) Google Pixel XL Factory images 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.009, Aug 2018 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.010, Aug 2018, Telus) OTA files 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.009, Aug 2018) 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.010, Aug 2018, Telus) Google Pixel Factory images 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.009, Aug 2018 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.010, Aug 2018, Telus) OTA files 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.009, Aug 2018) 9.0.0 (PPR1.180610.010, Aug 2018, Telus) Coming soon: Digital Wellbeing and Slices While Android Pie is hitting Pixels today, not all the features that Google has teased for Android P are coming right away. Digital Wellbeing, a major Google initiative for this year, will be arriving this fall with the Pixel 3. But Google announced a beta program for Digital Wellbeing – check out the details here. Meanwhile, Android Slices (which provide quick access to specific features of compatible apps) will also arrive this fall; there’s no beta program for Slices. Other Android manufacturers What about non-Google devices? Considering this year we got Android P beta programs from multiple OEMs, we’re hoping to see quick Android 9.0 Pie rollouts coming from the likes of Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi, and Essential. In its blog post, Google said the devices from Sony, Xiaomi, Nokia, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential that were enlisted in the Android P beta program will get the official Android 9 Pie update by “the end of this fall,” (which could be as late as November 31). “Qualifying Android One devices” will also be updated by the end of the fall, Google said, without specifying what “qualifying” means. OnePlus OnePlus said in a statement that it looks forward to bringing Android Pie to the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5/T and OnePlus 3/3T, but stopped short of offering any details: “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.” Essential Essential confirmed its reputation of issuing the fastest Android updates by announcing that the Android 9 Pie update will be available starting today: We’re proud to bring Android 9 Pie to Essential Phone the same day it’s released! Check your phone now for the update. 🥧 — Essential (@essential) August 6, 2018 Android P beta rollout List of compatible devices Android beta releases have traditionally only been available for Google’s Pixel and Nexus phones, but that changed this year with Project Treble. The Android P beta has been available for all of Google’s recent Pixel phones as well as 11 phones from other OEMs. The full list can be found below: Google Pixel Google Pixel XL Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL Essential Phone Nokia 7 Plus OnePlus 6 Oppo R15 Pro Sony Xperia XZ2 Vivo X21UD Vivo X21 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S In addition, Nokia recently brought the Android P update (beta) to three of its other phones: the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, and Nokia 8 Sirocco, though only in China. The beta test is quite small too, so odds are you won’t be able to test the Android P update on these phones unless Nokia opens up more slots. How to install Android P beta on your phone android p 9.0 install screen There isn’t one catch-all method for installing the Android P beta update on your phone — it all depends on which phone you have. Luckily we have a handy guide for you! Don’t miss: How to install Android P beta: A step-by-step guide The easiest way to install Android P is to enroll in the Android Beta Program. After just a few clicks, you’ll receive a software update on your phone to upgrade you to the latest Android P beta release. You’ll need a Pixel phone to enroll in the beta program though. If you own another phone, you’ll want to check out the related guides below: How to install Android P beta on the Oppo R15 Pro How to install Android P beta on the Sony Xperia XZ2 How to install Android P beta on the Vivo X21 How to install Android P beta on the Essential Phone How to install Android P beta on the OnePlus 6 How to install Android P beta on the Nokia 7 Plus How to install Android P beta on the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, and Nokia 8 Sirocco How to install Android P beta on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Current Android P builds for each device We’re currently on the fifth Android P developer preview (beta 4), but there’s no guarantee all the devices listed here will receive every beta update. Take a look at the list below to see which Android P update beta releases are compatible with each phone. Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL All four of Google’s Pixel phones can run the fifth Android P developer preview (beta 4). Since these are Google phones, they’ll continue to get new Android P builds first when they’re announced. Essential Phone Mere hours after Google rolled out the fifth Android P developer preview, Essential also announced that it would begin rolling out the update to the Essential Phone. Other OEMs, pay attention! Check out our hands-on article to learn more. Nokia 7 Plus The Nokia 7 Plus currently runs the fourth Android P developer preview (beta 3), with HMD Global once again at the front of the pack. OnePlus 6 OnePlus has rolled out the third Android P developer preview (beta 3) to the OnePlus 6. The latest build includes a few third-party app compatibility fixes. Oppo R15 Pro We haven’t heard any updates from Oppo about new beta builds, so we can assume the R15 Pro currently runs the second Android P developer preview (beta 1). Sony Xperia XZ2 The third Android P developer preview (beta 2) is available for the Xperia XZ2. Find out more about Android P on the XZ2 in our hands-on post. Vivo X21 and X21UD The Vivo X21 and X21UD currently run the second Android P preview (beta 1). Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Xiaomi has been quiet about releasing new beta builds for the Mi Mix 2S, so we should assume it’s running the second Android P preview (beta 1). Android P update release date and timeline Google released the first Android P developer preview on March 7, 2018. Following that alpha release, Google revealed the first Android P beta build (developer preview 2) at Google I/O 2018 on May 8, also announcing other OEM devices would be compatible with the Android P beta. The third Android P preview (beta 2) released June 6, 2018. This build featured the final APIs and official SDK. Following that, the fourth Android P preview launched on July 2, 2018. It included the latest Android security patches as well as some bug fixes and minor tweaks. Google released the fifth Android P developer preview (beta 4) on July 25. This release candidate build includes final APIs and system behaviors. Google release the final, public version of Android 9.0 Pie on August 6. You can see an overview of what each build will bring below: Preview 1 (initial release, alpha) Preview 2 (incremental update, beta) Preview 3 (final APIs and official SDK, Play publishing, beta) Preview 4 (release candidate for testing) Preview 5 (release candidate for final testing) Final release to AOSP and ecosystem android p timeline   That’s everything we know about the Android 9.0 Pie update so far. Did we miss anything? Sound off in the comments! Next: How stable is the third Android P developer preview? 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date: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 17:01:20 +0000