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HTC announces the devices receiving Android 9 Pie Update

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Earlier this month, Google launched its latest mobile OS release, Android 9 Pie, and HTC has announced which of its devices will be receiving the Android 9 Pie update.

The Android Pie update was released for a few devices that included Google’s very own line of smartphones and Andy Rubin’s Essential at the time of the launch with over-the-air updates.

The AI-powered Android 9 Pie which harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to make the most out of your phone in a way that’s tailored for you.

The delay in sending updates to the compatible devices occurs because when Google first releases the update, it does so with everything customised for its own Pixel devices.

Every company has to then customise the code of the update for Pixel devices according to the needs of their own devices and user interface.

Companies like Essential make use of stock Android and thus were able to send out an over-the-air update for its Essential PH-1 device soon after Google released it.

Also read:  40 new features of Android 9 Pie

HTC devices receiving Android 9 Pie

The following HTC devices are going to be receiving the Android 9 update soon (the company hasn’t announced the official release dates yet):

  • HTC U12+
  • HTC U11+
  • HTC U11
  • HTC U11 life (Android One)

Devices running Android 9 Pie update

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  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Essential PH-1

Also read: How to enable split-screen and multitask on Android 9 Pie, Oreo and Nougat

Other companies slated for Android 9 Pie release

  • Sony Mobile
  • Xiaomi
  • HMD Global (Nokia)
  • Oppo
  • Vivo
  • OnePlus
  • Few Android One devices

Google is also working with a number of other partners to launch or upgrade their devices to Android 9 Pie by the end of this year. But in truth, you might have to wait until Q1 or Q2 of 2019 to receive the official update in most of the cases.

To keep yourself updated about the devices receiving Android 9 Pie, watch out this space.

Also read: How to use Google Pixel Camera app on any phone


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