Android Pie update: These Smartphones to upgrade in 2019

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jan 09, 2019, 01:34 PM IST

Operating systems always excite smartphone users, may it be Windows, Mac, iOS or Android. The last OS on the list introduced its ninth version - Android Pie - last year in August. Manu major smartphone manufacturers have already switched to Android Pie while others should complete the transformation in 2019. The previous generations of Android focused on making everything fast, but this is said to be the first time when Google had major emphasis on security and wellbeing features. Here are some smartphones that could get Android Pie in New Year:


Samsung Galaxy S9+, Note 9

Earlier Samsung was slow with its software updates, but now it’s been pretty swift. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus launched in 2016 took whole two years to receive the Oreo update, but the latest flagships from the South Korean firm like Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to receive Android Pie updates. Image source: Reuters


Realme 1

Oppo’s ex sub-brand Realme has also promised Android Pie updates, and the smartphones including Realme 1, Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro, Realme C1 and Realme U1 will receive the latest version of Android Pie. Image source: Twitter


OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5

OnePlus 6 was one of the first smartphones other than Google Pixel and Essential Phone to receive the Android Pie update, but other OnePlus users having previous generations of the OnePlus expressed their concern about upgrading to Android Pie. OnePlus has officially stated that the company was working on an upgrade and that OnePlus 5 and 3T would soon receive an OTA notification for Android Pie. Image source: official website


Nokia 3.1 

Launched in 2017, The Nokia 8 recently received an upgrade to Android Pie. HMD Global, which has relaunched the Nokia brand, has based out of Espoo, Finland tied up with Google to launch several Android One handsets, which guarantees regular security and firmware upgrades. Most of these Nokia smartphones in 2018 were also based on Android One. Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 7.1 will also receive Android Pie upgrades, said the report, adding that Nokia 8.1 ships with Android One based on Pie out of the box. Image source: Reuters


Moto G6, G6 Play

Motorola’s experiment to make Moto G more contemporary with an understated glass back was a success, but internals with Snapdragon 450 SoC were questionable. The user experience of Moto G was great, therefore Motorola is starting to build upon it. The Pie update is expected soon for Moto G6, G6 Play and even for X4. Image source: Reuters