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.

NEW UPDATE: Android 9.0 Pie update: Install Project Treble [GSI] ROM right now!

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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Asus ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL)EligibleQ4 2018
Asus ZenFone 5ZEligibleQ4 2018
Asus ZenFone 5 LiteEligibleQ1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max (M1)EligibleQ1 2019
Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1)Not eligible
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1)EligibleQ1 2019
Asus Zenfone 4 ProEligibleQ1 2019
Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KLEligibleQ2 2019
Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1)Not eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus ZC554KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro ZC554KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC520KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC554KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KLNot eligible
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KLNot 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
BlackBerry AuroraNot eligible
BlackBerry EmotionNot eligible
BlackBerry DTEK50Not eligible
BlackBerry DTEK60Not eligible
BlackBerry KeyOneNot 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Essential PhoneEligibleQ4 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Google PixelEligibleQ3 2018 (Developer preview available)
Google Pixel XLEligibleQ3 2018 (Developer preview available)
Google Pixel 2EligibleQ3 2018 (Developer preview available)
Google Pixel 2 XLEligibleQ3 2018 (Developer preview available)
Google Nexus 6PNot eligible
Google Nexus 5XNot eligible
Google Nexus PlayerNot eligible
Google Pixel CNot 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
HTC U11+EligibleQ4 2018
HTC U11 LifeEligibleQ4 2018
HTC U11EligibleQ1 2019
HTC U UltraEligibleQ2 2019
HTC 10Not eligible
HTC 10 EvoNot eligible
HTC 10 LifestyleNot eligible
HTC BoltNot eligible
HTC U PlayNot 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Honor Honor 7XNot eligible
Huawei Honor 8 ProEligibleQ1 2019
Huawei Honor 9 LiteEligibleQ1 2019
Huawei Honor 9 and V9EligibleQ1 2019
Huawei Honor View 10EligibleQ4 2018
Huawei Mate 9EligibleQ1 2019
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche DesignEligibleQ1 2019
Huawei Mate 9 ProEligibleQ1 2019
Huawei Mate 10EligibleQ4 2018
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche DesignEligibleQ4 2018
Huawei Mate 10 ProEligibleQ4 2018
Honor 9i/Nova 2i/Maimang 6/Huawei Mate 10 Lite/Huawei G10Not eligible
Huawei Nova 2sEligibleQ4 2018
Huawei P10EligibleQ1 2019
Huawei P10 LiteNot eligible
Huawei P10 PlusEligibleQ1 2019
All Huawei P9 seriesNot 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
LG G5Not eligible
LG G5 SENot eligible
LG G6EligibleQ4 2018
LG Q8EligibleQ2 2019
LG V20EligibleQ1 2019
LG V30EligibleQ4 2018
LG V30+EligibleQ4 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Motorola Moto G5 PlusEligibleQ2 2019
Motorola Moto G5S PlusEligibleQ1 2018
Motorola Moto X4EligibleQ1 2019
Motorola Moto X4 Android OneEligibleQ4 2018
Motorola Moto Z2 ForceEligibleQ4 2018
Motorola Moto Z2 PlayEligibleQ1 2019
Moto Z familyNot eligible

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

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Nokia 1EligibleQ2 2019
Nokia 2EligibleQ2 2019
Nokia 3EligibleQ2 2019
Nokia 5EligibleQ1 2019
Nokia 6 (2017)EligibleQ4 2018
Nokia 6 (2018)EligibleQ4 2018
Nokia 7EligibleQ4 2018
Nokia 7 PlusEligibleQ4 2018
Nokia 8EligibleQ3 2018
Nokia 8 SiroccoEligibleQ3 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
OnePlus 3Not eligible
OnePlus 3TNot eligible
OnePlus 5EligibleQ4 2018
OnePlus 5TEligibleQ4 2018
OnePlus 6EligibleQ3 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Oppo R15 ProEligibleQ4 2018
Oppo R15EligibleQ4 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+.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Samsung Galaxy S9EligibleQ1 2019
Samsung Galaxy S9+EligibleQ1 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note 8EligibleQ2 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8EligibleQ2 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 ActiveEligibleQ3 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8+EligibleQ2 2019
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018)EligibleQ2 2019
Samsung Galaxy Note FEEligibleQ3 2019
Samsung Galaxy S7Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy S7 ActiveNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 ActiveNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 DuosNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 edgeNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy Note 5Not eligible
Samsung Galaxy A 2017 seriesNot eligible
Samsung Galaxy J 2017 seriesNot 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

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Sony Xperia XZ2EligibleQ4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 CompactEligibleQ4 2018
Sony Xperia XA2EligibleQ4 2018
Sony Xperia XA2 UltraEligibleQ4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ1EligibleQ4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ1 CompactEligibleQ4 2018
Sony Xperia XZ PremiumEligibleQ1 2019
Sony Xperia XZsEligibleQ1 2019
Sony Xperia L2Not eligible
Sony Xperia XZNot eligible
Sony Xperia X PerformanceNot eligible
Sony Xperia XA1Not eligible
Sony Xperia XA1 PlusNot eligible
Sony Xperia XA1 UltraNot eligible
Sony Xperia XNot eligible
Sony Xperia X CompactNot 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Vivo X21EligibleQ4 2018
Vivo X21 UDEligibleQ4 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!

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
Xiaomi Mi 6EligibleQ2 2019 (Project Treble available)
Xiaomi Mi A1EligibleQ4 2018 (Oreo is here)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2EligibleQ4 2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2SEligibleQ4 2018
Xiaomi Mi Max 2Not Eligible
Xiaomi Mi Note 3Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 5Not eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 5ANot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi 5A PrimeNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5ANot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A PrimeNot eligible
Xiaomi Mi 5XNot eligible
Xiaomi Mi MaxNot eligible
Xiaomi Mi MixNot eligible
Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5S/5S PlusNot eligible
Xiaomi Mi Note 2Not eligible
Redmi Note 4 (all variants)Not eligible
Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 PlusNot eligible
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 ProNot 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.

DeviceAndroid P EligibilityRelease Date (Expected)
ZTE Nubia Z17EligibleQ2 2019
ZTE Nubia Z17sEligibleQ2 2019
ZTE Nubia Z17 MiniNot eligible_
ZTE Nubia Z17 LiteNot eligible_
ZTE Nubia Z17 miniSNot eligible_
ZTE Axon 7Not eligible_
ZTE Axon 7 MaxNot eligible
ZTE Axon 7 miniNot eligible
ZTE Axon 7sNot 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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