The stable build of Android 9 Pie begun rolling out earlier this week, and so far, no smartphone from any major company has received the update except Google’s Pixel line-up and the Essential Phone. While users are anxious if, and when, their smartphone will receive the Android P update, HTC has some good news.
Yesterday, the official HTC Twitter handle confirmed that Android 9 Pie will arrive soon on a bunch of HTC smartphones which include the company’s recent flagship, the HTC U12+, as well three other devices in the U11 series.
We're pleased as pie to confirm updates to Android Pie for the HTC U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 life (Android One). Timeframes for roll-out will be announced in due course.
We can't wait to know what you think of Google's freshest slice of Android! pic.twitter.com/mPJePFegne
— HTC (@htc) August 10, 2018
As per HTC’s tweet, Android P support has so far been confirmed for only 4 smartphones- the U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 Life (Android One). However, the company has not revealed any details regarding the time frame when the Android P update will begin rolling out for the aforesaid devices, but HTC has promised to reveal the update’s rollout timeframe ‘in due course’.
As for the company’s mid-range offerings such as the Desire series smartphones, there is no information regarding Android P availability for them, provided they are in HTC’s list of smartphones that will get the Android 9 Pie update.
As for other smartphone makers, Vivo confirmed just a couple of days ago that the company will begin the rollout of Android 9 Pie for its smartphone line-up in Q4 later this year. Huawei’s president for mobile phone product line, He Gang, recently revealed that the company is testing Android 9 Pie on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the Huawei P20, the Honor 10 and the Honor V10, however, it is not known when the public rollout begins.
OnePlus has also confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and 3T will get the Android P update too, while the OnePlus 6 is already running Android P beta. Oppo has also confirmed that the RealMe 1 will get the Android P update, while Nokia smartphones are also expected to get the update in August.