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Android Pie is out, but when will your device be able to get it?

Android Pie is out, but when will your device be able to get it?

If you have been on the edge of your seat waiting for the newest OS, your time has come. Android Pie was released in early August to much fanfare, as it is filled with new features and upgrades that should make those who get to run it quite happy.

But as time ticks on and the update is still not available, it does not take long for excitement to turn into despair. Where is my Pie? When will I get my Pie? Can I have mine a la mode?

OK, the last one isn't actually part of it. At least, we would not recommend putting ice cream on top of your phone or tablet. But the other questions are valid, and they have answers.

That's great. So when do I get it?

Rather than let people just kind of guess or wonder when Pie will be available to them, some manufacturers have just gone and announced when their devices will receive it. If yours is going to be on the later side of things the news may not be all that welcome, but at least you will know.

So without further ado, let's take a look at when your Pie will arrive.

Google

You didn't think Google would make people who have their own phones wait long for the update, right? Good, because they didn't. The Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL already have Pie.

Motorola

If you happen to own a Motorola phone, you will have to wait a little bit longer. According to the manufacturer, the Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play will all have a chance to upgrade to Pie in the fall.

Sony

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Like Motorola, Sony said their devices will receive Pie in the fall. Unlike Motorola, they have been a bit more specific, targeting November as the month it will come.

That means if you have an Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ2 compact, Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 or XZ1 Compact you will get the update that month. If you have an XA2, XA2 Ultra or XA2 Plus, however, you will have to wait until early 2019.

OnePlus

Although OnePlus was part of the Android P beta program, Pie has yet to reach their devices. The build is still being finalized, which means the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 3/3T -- in that order -- should start to get the update in the coming months.

Essential

If you have an Essential phone, you are also good to go now. The company took part in Google's Android P beta program, which led to them having the final version of Pie ready to go on the same day as those with Google phones got it.

HTC

Trying to get ahead of any possible frustration, HTC was quick to let people know of its plans for introducing Pie to its line of devices. For them, the HTC U12+, HTC U11, HTC U11+ and HTCU11 life have not been given official Pie dates, but instead will get it "in due course."

Samsung

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One of the more popular Android-running manufacturers, Samsung is not known for getting updates out in a particularly timely manner. With that in mind, it is expected that we will start learning about updates to the Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 around March, with it probably being a couple months after that for Pie to get involved.

LG

If you own an LG device, you're kind of out of luck. Not in that you won't ever get Pie -- because you most certainly will -- just that the company has not provided any clue as to what its timeline may look like. Sorry.

That's what we know -- others are a bit more fluid

Remember how Essential and OnePlus were both part of the beta program? Others, like Nokia, Oppo, Vivo and Xiami were also involved, meaning they likely have already had ample time to figure out how to integrate Pie into their devices. However, there has not been much word on when, exactly, the process will be done and Pie becomes available.

What is Pie filled with? Here are the 5 best new features

Android Pie represents a major overhaul for the OS. While there’s plenty of advancement under the hood, Android users will really notice a difference when it comes to the system’s new gesture navigation system and new user interface features. Tap or click here to read about them.

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