Sony Reveals List of Smartphones that will get Android 9 Pie Update in November 2018 and Beyond

Japanese tech giant, Sony has revealed a list of smartphones that are scheduled to receive the latest Android 9 Pie update in early November this year and beyond. The list includes a slew of smartphones released by the company in the last few years. Sony states that its range of smartphones which includes Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 Compact will receive the Android 9 Pie update in early November this year.

Apart from all these devices, some more smartphones are scheduled to receive the latest Android update in early 2019. The list includes Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and the Xperia XA2 Plus. These three devices are expected to receive the Android 9 Pie update in early 2019 although the month has not been specified by the company yet.

“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 Mobile said in a statement.

The Japanese smartphone maker has also released an infographic that explains the timeline for developing and implementing a major Android update. It all starts with the Platform Development Kit (PDK) and goes all the way up to the actual release and feedback from the users.

Talking about other smartphone manufacturers which are also scheduled to make the Android 9 Pie update available on their smartphones, HTC had previously announced that four of its flagship devices will receive the latest Android update although a timeline was not revealed. Apart from that, the Vivo X21 along with other premium handsets are also expected to get the update later this year. Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2S and a range of smartphones from Motorola are also scheduled to receive the update in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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