21 January 2019
Google recently announced the final version of Android Pie and also the statue of the latest flavor of Android OS. Since then the Android customers are willing to know more about the plans of respective companies when they will start the rollout. Today Vivo confirmed their devices will start receiving Android Pie in the Q4 2018. Apart from Vivo, other partners of Google also shown intentions to start the roll out by the end of this year.
Almost all Google partners participated in the Android Pie beta program so its surprising all are getting ready to start rolling out final version this fall. As expected the company didn't reveal any plans regarding which smartphone will be getting the update first. However, the chances are high the X21 will be the first in line to receive the latest update.
Vivo recently confirmed Android Authority, they are willing to roll out Android Pie to their smartphones “as soon as possible.” Many Android OEMs are still silent regarding their plans of rolling out Android Pie update.
Essential takes lead as they rolled out the Android Pie on the same day Google announced the update for the Pixel lineup devices. HMD Global is currently silent regarding their plans, however, we can expect all Nokia Android smartphones will receive Android Pie update by the end of this month. Sony and HTC are mum at the moment regarding when the update will be rolled out.
The Android Pie brings the full transition to the Project Treble which allows the third party OEMs to modify the upper core of OS without changing the fundamental cores. This certainly helps third OEMs to speedily implement their custom UIs without changing fundamental cores. The Project Treble was initially announced with the Android Oreo, however many OEMs yet to implement this feature.