Android P

Roadmap: Android P update for all supported devices [list and release date]

Though most of the user could not even get Android Oreo, Android P is here, and a glimpse has been given of it. Some of the latest features that were introduced with Oreo have undergone drastic improvements, and this ninth full version of the well known OS will also have the plethora of unique features.

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In spite of all the positives that are promised by Android P, many are asking when it will be introduced. This question is difficult to answer for the timing of the actual update of Android P on their phones. But we can have an assumption based on our judgment about the expected time arrival of this latest OS on your Smartphone.

Android P

We have made a list of all the popular devices of Android in OEM wise that is speculated to get the Android P update. We, however, say that this is not the final list and if any changes occur, then we will continuously update about the latest device whenever we know.

Asus

All the devices of Asus that were released between 2017 to 2018 are speculated to get Android P update, even those with per installed Nougat. Our expectations are high for the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 4 series, but the Zenfone 3 and the similar series of Zenfone 3s Max bundled up with the introductory Deluxe would not get the P update.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Asus ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) Eligible Q4 2018
Asus ZenFone 5Z Eligible Q4 2018
Asus ZenFone 5 Lite Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max (M1) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Not eligible
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) Eligible Q1 2019
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KL Eligible Q2 2019
Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus ZC554KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC520KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC554KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 3 series,
including ZenFone 3 Deluxe
Not eligible

BlackBerry

The best devices of BlackBerry have almost become non-existent over the past few years, and the manufacturer has not been in the news in these days. The Oreo updates itself was done slowly by this company based in Canada. That means the scenario would be similar with Android P update too. If the BB does not have any surprise launch in the line, then probably the present devices also would not get the update.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
BlackBerry Aurora Not eligible
BlackBerry Emotion Not eligible
BlackBerry DTEK50 Not eligible
BlackBerry DTEK60 Not eligible
BlackBerry KeyOne Not eligible

Essential

The second generation Essential phone is expected to be on the market in the last part of this year which will run on Android Oreo. The previous OG PH-1 that had the Nougat during its manufacture and had updated to Oreo will also have an update of Android P that will happen at the end of the year. Utilizing Project Treble, Oreo will make the updates to happen faster.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Essential Phone Eligible Q4 2018 (Download Beta)

Gionee

There has been no plan by the Chinese Smartphone manufacturer Gionee to update its Smartphone to Oreo. So, it is assumed that they would not have the update for the Android P either. Instead of that, the new smartphones with the latest OS version will be launched in the market anytime in the year 2019.

Google

While this post is being written, the users of Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel can already download and install the latest Preview 1 of Android P on their handset. Before the launching of the stable version in the Q 3 2018, testing will be carried out extensively for months.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Google Pixel Eligible Q3 2018 (Developer preview available)
Google Pixel XL Eligible Q3 2018 (Developer preview available)
Google Pixel 2 Eligible Q3 2018 (Developer preview available)
Google Pixel 2 XL Eligible Q3 2018 (Developer preview available)
Google Nexus 6P Not eligible
Google Nexus 5X Not eligible
Google Nexus Player Not eligible
Google Pixel C Not eligible

HTC

The Android P will see smooth up gradation in respect to the HTC handset as it has already rolled out Android Oreo 8.0 update to a substantial amount of its handset. We earnestly expect that the Android P update will be given to all the HTC Though chances are there of not happening it. On the other hand, the final lists of the Smartphone of HTC that will receive the update of P have not yet been finalized. Outside U series, it is expected that no other previous series will receive an update of P.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
HTC U11+ Eligible Q4 2018
HTC U11 Life Eligible Q4 2018
HTC U11 Eligible Q1 2019
HTC U Ultra Eligible Q2 2019
HTC 10 Not eligible
HTC 10 Evo Not eligible
HTC 10 Lifestyle Not eligible
HTC Bolt Not eligible
HTC U Play Not eligible

Huawei

If you look at the updates of the software, then Huawei has always been at the forefront of all other smartphone vendors. Huawei Smartphone is one of the first brands that have releases Smartphone with Oreo version. The company has also upgraded most of the Smartphone of Honor and Huawei to Oreo. If this track record is taken into account, then Android P will also be inducted in the better way to the Huawei phones. The Mate 20series which is expected to release this year will have the Android P.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Honor Honor 7X Not eligible
Huawei Honor 8 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
Huawei Honor 9 Lite Eligible Q1 2019
Huawei Honor 9 and V9 Eligible Q1 2019
Huawei Honor View 10 Eligible Q4 2018
Huawei Mate 9 Eligible Q1 2019
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design Eligible Q1 2019
Huawei Mate 9 Pro Eligible Q1 2019
Huawei Mate 10 Eligible Q4 2018
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Eligible Q4 2018
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Eligible Q4 2018
Honor 9i/Nova 2i/Maimang 6/Huawei Mate 10 Lite/Huawei G10 Not eligible
Huawei Nova 2s Eligible Q4 2018
Huawei P10 Eligible Q1 2019
Huawei P10 Lite Not eligible
Huawei P10 Plus Eligible Q1 2019
All Huawei P9 series Not eligible

LG

The LG had initially planned with the MWC 2018 and LG G7 as the comeback model this year which actually didn’t see the daylight as the company is not performing well. Despite all the issue of finance, LG however never compromised with the update of software. So the transforming to Android P will not be rendered negative. There are fewer latest devices so that it will be possible.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
LG G5 Not eligible
LG G5 SE Not eligible
LG G6 Eligible Q4 2018
LG Q8 Eligible Q2 2019
LG V20 Eligible Q1 2019
LG V30 Eligible Q4 2018
LG V30+ Eligible Q4 2018

Motorola

If you are looking for the rapid update of the software, then Motorola is never the on the go OEM and therefore will slightly disappoint you. However, this company which is owned by Lenovo has the probability of upgrading the plethora of its smartphone to P., But they will be mainly restricted to the Moto Z series. The list of Android Oreo update includes the Moto G4 Plus. The Moto G5S Plus and Moto G5 cannot be assumed for the same list though. However, it is our earnest wish that all the previous year manufactured Moto G series will get the Android P update.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Motorola Moto G5 Plus Not eligible [Download Unofficial]
Motorola Moto G5S Plus Not eligible
Motorola Moto X4 Eligible Q1 2019
Motorola Moto X4 Android One Eligible Q4 2018
Motorola Moto Z2 Force Eligible Q4 2018
Motorola Moto Z2 Play Eligible Q1 2019
Moto Z3 Eligible Q4 2018
Moto Z3 Play Eligible Q4 2018
Moto E5 series Not eligible
Moto Z (2016) series Not eligible
Moto G6 Eligible Q1 2019
Moto G6 Play Eligible Q2 2019
Moto G6 Plus Eligible Q1 2019
Moto One Eligible Q4 2018
Moto One Power Eligible Released on 17 November 2018
Moto P30 Eligible Q1 2019

Nokia

The manufacturing of Android One smartphone only has been a surprise announcement by Nokia. Excluding the Android, Go operated Nokia 1 the list includes all the smartphones that have been released this year. Still, Nokia 1 will get the Android P update as promised by HMD. It implies that all the latest phones of the Nokia series too will receive the update. Nokia 8 Sirocco and the other similar phone will get the update just when the Google Pixels will get one.

Also read: Download Nokia 6 Android 8.1 Oreo Official Update — OTA ZIP

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Nokia 1 Eligible Q2 2019
Nokia 2 Eligible Q2 2019
Nokia 3 Eligible Q2 2019
Nokia 5 Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 6.1 Eligible Released on 30 October 2018
Nokia 6.1 Plus Eligible Released on 30 October 2018
Nokia 6 (2017) Eligible Q4 2018
Nokia 6 (2018) Eligible Q4 2018
Nokia 7 Eligible Q1 2019
Nokia 7 Plus Eligible Released on 28 September 2018
Nokia 8 Eligible Q3 2018 (Download Beta)
Nokia 8 Sirocco Eligible Q3 2018

OnePlus

OnePlus 2 could not be updated to Nougat that disappointed a large number of its fan. But OnePlus improved its performance by upgrading its latest handset. That is said, there is probably rare chance of getting its Oreo smartphone with Android P update.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
OnePlus 3 Not eligible
OnePlus 3T Not eligible
OnePlus 5 Eligible Q4 2018 (Download Open Beta)
OnePlus 5T Eligible Q4 2018 (Download Open Beta)
OnePlus 6 Eligible Q3 2018 (Download Beta)

Oppo

When it comes to the update of software, then Oppo is not definitely the best one. Be it significant updates of OS or regular updates; the Chinese OEM undergoes very less amount of updates. If we observe this pattern, it is pronounced that the latest Oppo R11s Plus and Oppo R11 have almost mil chance of getting the Android P update.

However, if any miracle happens, we will be happy let you know about it. But for now, it is better to tick off Oppo smartphone if you are thinking to buy a smartphone with latest OS.

Update: So, the miracle that was expected has happened, thanks to the Oppo R15 Pro which is news for having eligibility of updating to Android P. If you want, you can already download the preview version of the OS in this Smartphone.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Oppo R15 Pro Eligible Q4 2018
Oppo R15 Eligible Q4 2018

Samsung

Android P will be given to all the high budget phones of Samsung that were released between 2017 2018. We do not have the confirm news, but maybe some of the mid-budget Smartphone like Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ will have the Android P updates. Contrastingly all the Galaxy J and Galaxy S series that will be releasing this year with pre-install; led Android Oreo will be eligible for P update.

Samsung is planning to upgrade Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 to Oreo that was released three years ago. It implies that Galaxy S7 series will be gradually eligible for Android P. Our fingers are crossed for this assumption!

For now, it is wise to say that if you have top-notch Galaxy S7 and the series that were announced on and before 2016 will not get the update of Android P. If you do not have either Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8 series, do not have a high hope even if your model is from 2017. Note 8 and S8 will definitely get P with S9 and S9+.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Eligible Q1 2019 (Download Beta)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Eligible Q1 2019 (Download Beta)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Eligible Q1 2019 (Download Beta)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Eligible Q3 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) Eligible Q2 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note FE Eligible Q3 2019
Samsung Galaxy S7 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy J 2017 series Not eligible

Sony

One of the non-Google OEM which is non-consistent in the matter of software update is Sony. The reason is that the manufacturer invests mainly in the AOSP. This will, it is hoped, will speed up the update of Android P.

Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 compact of this year will get the first update of Android P. They will be followed nearly by the similar model of 2017. However, there is no expectation of upgrading the Xperia X 2016. The positive thing is that the mid-budget smartphone of Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia XA2 will get the Android P at the beginning of 2019. There are possibilities that the 2018 smartphones of Sony will come up with pre-installed P.

See also: Sony Official Firmware download: Android 8.0 for Xperia Devices

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XA2 Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ1 Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Eligible Q4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Eligible Q1 2019
Sony Xperia XZs Eligible Q1 2019
Sony Xperia L2 Not eligible
Sony Xperia XZ Not eligible
Sony Xperia X Performance Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA1 Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA1 Plus Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Not eligible
Sony Xperia X Not eligible
Sony Xperia X Compact Not eligible

Vivo

Just like Oppo, Vivo too is irregular with the software update. But recently, company’s newly released Vivo X21 UD and Vivo X21 is running on the beta program of Android P. It hints that the phones that will roll out this year will get Android P update.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Vivo X21 Eligible Q4 2018
Vivo X21 UD Eligible Q4 2018

Xiaomi

When it comes to software updates, sadly Xiaomi do not fare well. But the OEM of China is improving now. We are expecting multiple smartphones will be converted to Android P. However Xiaomi actually plans to update only a few of its Smartphone that will include Mi MIX 2 and Mi 6 of 2017.

The latest update that the 2016 OG Mi MIX, Mi Note 2 and Mi 5 will receive is the Android Oreo. Apart from these it is better not to expect the much loved Redmi Note 4 and latest Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 will have P update but will get an update to Oreo.

See also: MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 8.4.19: Full Download links and guide!

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
Xiaomi Poco F1 Eligible Q4 2018 (Project Treble available)
Xiaomi Mi 6 Eligible Q2 2019 (Project Treble available)
Xiaomi Mi A1 Eligible Q4 2018 (Oreo is here)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Eligible Q4 2018
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Not Eligible
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Prime Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi 5X Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi Max Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi Mix Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5S/5S Plus Not eligible
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Not eligible
Redmi Note 4 (all variants) Not eligible
Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 Plus Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Not eligible

ZTE

Though ZTE has many Smartphone in the market yet only the series of Axon 7 of the year, 2016 have received Oreo update. Do not expect their phones to have Android P update. Chances are there that only Nubia Z17s and Nubia Z17 of 2017 will have the upgrade.

Device Android P Eligibility Release Date (Expected)
ZTE Nubia Z17 Eligible Q2 2019
ZTE Nubia Z17s Eligible Q2 2019
ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini Not eligible _
ZTE Nubia Z17 Lite Not eligible _
ZTE Nubia Z17 miniS Not eligible _
ZTE Axon 7 Not eligible _
ZTE Axon 7 Max Not eligible
ZTE Axon 7 mini Not eligible
ZTE Axon 7s Not eligible

Other Android OEMs

Only the most popular Smartphone manufacturers have been included in the list. Other companies like Micromax, Lava, Meizu, LeEco, Xolo, YU, etc. are excluded because these smartphones almost do not get updates. However, if there is any change in the scenario, then the details of Android P update will be updated in this post, But does not wish for more!

If you do not see your device in this list that is because we don’t think it will get Android P update. If you have further information and query, then you can write in the below comment section, and we will try to respond soon enough!


Original Source: TAS | Android Developers Blog

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