Android P stands for Android 9 Pie, the latest version of Android with Artificial Intelligence as a key difference compared to earlier versions.
Android 9 Pie Features
Android 9 Pie was first released on 6th Aug 2018 after a successful Beta Program participated by Essential, Vivo, Sony, Nokia, and Google. But as of now, only Three companies have released models with this Android Version. The Models running on Android 9 Pie are Essential PH-1, Sony Xperia XZ3, and Google Pixel. Because of this low number of Models, Android 9 Pie could only reach less than 0.1% of Market Share.
But that shall not be a problem with this OS, as it’s the first release also receiving some great reviews. Also, a number of Android 9 Pie models are lined up for release in Q4, 2018 and Early 2019. Google has announced that all Android One phones will get Android 9 Pie by default. Many Brands also have announced that most or all of their future releases are going to have Android 9 Pie. That is a great testimony for the ability of Android 9 Pie Version.
Android 9 Pie’s features are driven by the underlying Artificial Intelligence.
The key Android 9 Pie Features include:
- Adopts based on your usage – Android 9 Learns your phone usage habits and tweaks the battery consumption and usage settings accordingly.
- App Actions – Predicts your next action and makes the phone ready for that.
- Slices – This feature brings your frequent using sections of the apps to the forefront
- Gestures to move between Apps
- Tools to help you learn how to use the phone
- Dashboard- See where you are spending time
- App Timers – Set Daily Time Limits
- Enhanced Do not disturb – Schedule when you want to go to bed.
- Added Camera Features – Multi Camera and External Camera Support.
- Work tab on launcher – Separate all your work apps into a tab
- Media – Multiple Blue Tooth Connections, HD Audio, HDR Movies, HEIF Photos
- Notifications – Turn Notifications off for groups of apps you do not wish to receive notification
- Privacy enhancements – Restrict access to the microphone, camera, and other sensors when an app is idle or running in the background
List of Phones supporting Android 9 Pie
Check here whether your device is going to get Android Pie. We are putting the list of Android Phones that are either supporting or going to support Android 9.
Android p supported devices list
Google has announced that All Android one phones are going to get Android 9 Pie by end of 2018.
Google phones with Android 9 Pie
- The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
- The Pixel and Pixel XL
Essential phones with Android 9 Pie
Essential Participated in Android 9 Beta Program. It already has released a device with Android P OTA on the same day as Google Pixel. That is a great achievement from Essential.
Review of Essential Phone with Android 9
Samsung phones with Android 9 Pie
Samsung was absent from Android Pie Beta Program. So Android 9 supported Samsung Phones are expected in late 2018 or in early 2019. Following models of Samsung are expected to receive Android 9 Pie
- The Galaxy S9 and S9+
- The Galaxy Note 9
- The Galaxy S8 and S8+, and the Galaxy S8 Active
- The Galaxy Note 8
Sony phones with Android 9 Pie
Following list of Sony devices are expected to have Android Pie
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Sony Xperia XZ2, and Xperia XZ2 compact
- Sony Xperia XZ1, and Xperia Z1 compact
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium
- Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra
- Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Xiaomi phones with Android 9 Pie
Xiaomi ships its own customized version of Android Oreo. In 2017, it started to ship android devices with Android One with MI A1.
Following list of devices are expected to have Android Pie MIUI (Xiaomi Custom Version)
- Xiaomi Mi mix, Mi Mix 2 and Mi Mix 2S
- Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 5
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5
- Xiaomi Mi 6
The following List of devices will receive Android Pie
- Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite
- Xiaomi Mi A1
Huawei phones with Android 9 Pie
Huawei was absent from Android Pie Beta Program. Android 9 supported Huawei Phones are expected after 2018. Following models of Huawei will receive Android 9 Pie.
- The Huawei P10
- The Huawei Mate 10
- Honor 7X is doubtful
- The Honor 9 and Honor View 10 series
- The Huawei Mate 9
Nokia phones with Android 9 Pie
Nokia has announced that all Nokia Phones going forward are going to get Android 9 Pie. Following models of Nokia are expected to receive Android 9 Pie
- Nokia 8 Sirocco, and Nokia 8
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Nokia 6.1, and Nokia 6
- Nokia 5.1, and Nokia 5
- Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 3
- Nokia 2.1, and Nokia 2
- Nokia 1
Lenovo / Motorola phones with Android 9 Pie
This Lenovo owned Company, Motorola has published this blog about the list of devices that are going to get Android 9 Pie.
- Moto Z3
- Moto Z3 Play
- Moto Z2 Force
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto X4
- Moto G6 Plus
- Moto G6
- Moto G6 Play
Panasonic phones with Android 9 Pie
There are no announcements from Panasonic as of now regarding its mobile devices using Android 9 Pie. But Panasonic has announced about using this OS in its infotainment devices.
LG phones with Android 9 Pie
LG was absent from Android Pie Beta Program. So Android 9 supported LG Phones are only expected in late 2018 or in 2019. Following models of LG are expected to receive Android 9 Pie
- The LG G7 ThinQ
- The LG V30 Series
- The LG V20
- The LG G6
HTC phones with Android 9 Pie
HTC was absent from Android Pie Beta Program. So Android 9 supported HTC Phones are expected only after 2018. Following models of LG are expected to receive Android 9 Pie, assuming that HTC will say in business till that time.
- HTC U12+
- HTC U11
- HTC U11+
- HTC U11 Life (Android One version)
OPPO phones with Android 9 Pie
Oppo R15 was part of the Android P Beta Program. So Oppo R15 is expected to get Android P at the earliest compared to other OPP devices.
- Oppo Find X
- Oppo R15
- Oppo R15 Pro
VIVO phones with Android 9 Pie
VIVI has planned to release its first Android 9 Pie device in Q4, 2018. Also, VIVO was part of Google Beta Program. Following VIVO phones will have Android 9 Pie.
- Vivo X21 (Part of Beta Program)
- Vivo X21 UD (Part of Beta Program)
- Vivo Nex A
- Nex S
- Nex S
- Vivo V9
OnePlus phones with Android 9 Pie
One plus has announced that it is going to ship Android 9 Pie with all its devices. Following list of one Plus devices are going to have Android 9
- One Plus 6
- One Plus 5T and One Plus 5
- One Plus 3T and 3
OnePlus has released Oxygen OS beta 1 on its OnePlus 6 device. OnePlus has planned for final Android Pie version in December.
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Android 9 Pie Reviews / Previews
In general, most of the reviewers rated the Android 9 Pie positively. Here we are mentioning some of those review comments
Android 9 Pie is a huge AI-infused software update, and it is generally a pleasure to use.
Not everyone will love the changes Google made here — power users in particular — but overall, it’s a thoughtful, worthy update that will only get better when even more features arrive later this year.
Good Points: Notification management still great, AI-based shortcuts are good and there Better screenshots, text selection, and auto-rotation
Not so good Points: Gesture navigation not as smooth as it could be, Some of the best features are Pixel-only. Android OEMs still need to get better at releasing updates