Huawei, HTC and Sony reveal Android 9 update plans
While Google Pixel phones will receive the Android 9 Pie update from 7 August, other Android phones may have to wait a little longer. Three Android OEMs have revealed their rollout plans for their devices.
A Huawei official apparently revealed on Weibo that the company is testing Android 9 on the Mate 10 Pro, P20, Honor 10 and Honor V10. Since Huawei revealed in June that it is rolling out a bi-monthly firmware update schedule for the P, Mate and Nova series, it shouldn't take long for the company to release the software update.
Taiwanese phone maker HTC announced via Twitter that the U12+, U11+, U11 and U11 Life (Android One) are confirmed to receive the Android 9 update. However, timeframes for the roll-out will be announced in due course.
According to GizChina, Sony has also announced the list of Xperia phone models which are getting the Android 9 update. They are the Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XZ Premium. These 6 Xperia phone models will receive the update between September and November 2018.
Earlier this year, HMD confirmed that its entire Nokia smartphone portfolio will be updated to Android 9 as part of the company's commitment to the "pure, secure, and up-to-date" mantra.