Android Pie

Sony brings some good news to its smartphone users. Nine premium-range models of the brand are finally getting the Android 9 update from November onward. The first batch of premium-range models that will get the update includes XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ2, XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ Premium, and XZ2 Compact. These are the premium and compact units from the past two generations of Sony’s flagships.

About The Transition

Sony has exerted efforts to deliver the quickest rollout to its users, its engineers, however, still needed an ample time to implement all its feature upgrades and test the devices to make sure that the best quality is delivered.

“We always aim for the quickest possible upgrade rollout from the time Google makes its announcement to when it reaches your smartphone. And it’s essential that Sony engineers have the time to implement all our feature upgrades and test devices to meet our high quality standards,” Sony stated on its website.

The Japanese company released an infographic to further explain to its users how the new update will be released. It showed Android Pie’s journey from Google to Sony Mobile and then to Xperia phones.

The chart presented the steps in getting the update into Sony’s system that included modernizing its user interface while making sure that the phone’s important functions do not malfunction and testing the device. The whole process is timely, which is why the company has made its users wait months for the rollout.

People who have the company’s midrange phones such as XA2, XA2 Ultra, and XA2 Plus units can expect to finally get their hands on the update in early 2019.

Android Pie On Other Brands

Aside from Sony, HTC also announced that four of its units will also finally receive the much awaited Android update. However, the exact release date has not yet been confirmed.

Additionally, Vivo, a Chinese smartphone company, also announced that its X21 and other premium phones will be able to get the update in the last quarter of this year.

Furthermore, Motorola has declared eight handsets that will get the update. These are Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto X4, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, and Moto G6 Play.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will be getting the MIUI 10 beta that is based on the Android Pie.

The stable version of Android Pie was released this month and will also be rolled out to Pixel and Essential phones. The latter was notably founded by Andy Rubin, the Android co-founder.