Android Pie has been made official. P means Pie. Google has just announced the Android Pie. The update will start rolling out for the Google Pixel phones anytime now. Essential Phone has already rolled out the Android Pie for its PH-1.
It’s the time of the year to get excited about the next iteration of Android, but, before you get excited, it’s important to know whether your phone is going to get Android Pie or not. I have created this list of phones that will get Android Pie. The list includes phones from all the mainstream manufacturers like Google, Samsung, LG, OnePlus, Huawei, Motorola, Xiaomi, Asus, Sony and more.
Android Pie will come out later this year. Google has already released the Developer Preview 1 and 2 of the Android Pie which can be installed on the Google Pixel phones. Android Pie Beta is also out for 11 smartphones. The available builds of Android Pie have given us a great idea about what’s going to be new in the Android Pie. Where Google will be focusing more on fixing bugs and making the ecosystem more secure, it will also introduce many features. Android Pie is going to get a UI overhaul. It looks like Google has embraced the infamous “Notch”. The Android Pie will take care of the notch for the users who don’t like it on their phones. While the name of Android Pie still remains a mystery, let’s take a look at what we have got at the moment.
- 1 Android Pie – New Features
- 1.1 Black Status Bar for the notorious Notch
- 1.2 Circular elements for quick toggles
- 1.3 Manage notifications button
- 1.4 Gesture Navigation
- 1.5 Adaptive Battery
- 1.6 Adaptive Brightness
- 1.7 App Actions & Slices
- 1.8 Extended options for the Volume button
- 1.9 Put the phone on vibration using a shortcut
- 1.10 Shush
- 1.11 Wind Down
- 1.12 Android Dashboard
- 1.13 App Timer
- 1.14 New screenshot method
- 1.15 New screen rotation option
- 1.16 Google search bar placement
- 1.17 Smart Text Selection available for all apps now
- 2 List Of Phones That Will Get Android Pie [Google, Samsung, LG, Huawei & More]
Android Pie – New Features
Black Status Bar for the notorious Notch
Not liking the notch trend set by the iPhone X and now being followed by every single Android manufacturer? It looks like Google is already working on a solution. The Android Pie will bring a black status bar. The status bar will be helpful to hide the notch on any Android phone. Let’s hope that Google doesn’t add a notch to its Pixel lineup now.
Circular elements for quick toggles
The toggles will are getting a new shape. You will find all the going inside the circles.
There is a new manage notifications button added in the notifications area. Pressing this button will take you show you what applications are showing notifications. From this management area, you can control all the notifications showed by the applications installed on your phone.
This is another feature that Google has added after seeing it in the iPhone X. The Gesture Navigation gives you the navigation control in the form of a slider at the bottom of the display. Sliding, swiping, and pulling up this slider performs different operations. When the Gesture Navigation is enabled, it hides the typical navigation keys of the phone. The operations of this slider can be easily modified. In the default state, pressing the slider once opens the home screen, pulling the slider up opens the Google Now and sliding it opens recent applications.
When there is a page or application opened, from which you can go back to a previous screen, a small back button appears before the slider. The back button will not appear where the back operation is not required.
Adaptive battery feature uses machine learning to identify the behavior of applications on your phone. It optimizes the battery depending on the usage patterns of the applications.
Adaptive brightness reads the display usage patterns for a particular application running on your phone. It then changes the brightness automatically whenever you open that application.
App Actions & Slices
Whenever you tend to long-tap an application, it will automatically suggest you the most frequently performed actions. For example, you recently texted a friend, tapping the messaging application will give you a shortcut to directly message that friend again.
Slices feature is an extended form of App Actions. It is suitable for applications like Uber and Lyft. The slices feature will show you details along with the app action. For example, you want to book a ride to your home through Uber, Uber will show you a ride to your home through the app actions and it will show you the details of the route with the help of the slices feature. It means you will be able to take a look at the distance, the time and the cost on the go.
Till Android Oreo, pressing the volume rocker controls the volume of the phone unless the music player is running. From Android Pie, pressing the volume button will control the media volume by default. A shortcut above the Volume slider has been added to change the phone’s mode to vibration or silent.
Put the phone on vibration using a shortcut
You don’t have to unlock your phone and reduce the volume or pull the notification bar to put your phone on vibration now. Simply pressing the Power and the Volume Up button will put your phone on the vibration mode.
Shush is like an advanced “Do Not Disturb” mode. When you put your phone on the screen down, it will not ring for any call. You can select your desired contacts to ring through when the shush mode is working. It will also let the phone ring if a caller calls your more than one time within a span of 15 minutes.
Google has a solution for the people who cannot sleep because of their phone’s screens. The Wind Down feature works intelligently to turn your phone’s screen grey when it’s time to sleep. You can define the time when you want the Wind Down feature to work.
Android Dashboard gives you a very nice visual graph of your activities on the phone. It shows you how much time do you spend on an application. It also shows you your usage patterns. This is a very nice addition if you are looking to manage your time. You can use this feature to cut down your time from social media applications. Android Dashboard also shows you all the notifications you receive in a day.
Want to restrict yourself from using Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter? App Timer is going to help you. When the App Timer is enabled for an application, it automatically locks you out of that application for your defined time. For example, you are using Facebook and you want to stop using it after 20 minutes, you can set this time in App Timer and it will lock you out of Facebook once your 20 minutes have been consumed.
New screenshot method
There is no need to experiment with the Volume and Power keys to take a screenshot anymore. Simply long press the power button and it will show you the screenshot option alongside the power options now. This is how simple Google has made it to take a screenshot now.
New screen rotation option
Rotating the screen has become a lot easier now. When you rotate the phone in landscape mode, it will show you a small rotation button next to the navigation keys. You can tap that button if you want the display to rotate in the landscape mode too. This means you don’t have to disable and enable the Autorotate mode again and again now.
Google search bar placement
Google has once again changed the placement of the search bar. It has pushed the search bar a little bit down making it easy for one-hand users to access it.
Smart Text Selection available for all apps now
Previously, the smart text selection feature was available for Google exclusive and only a few other applications. Google has now opened this feature for everyone. The smart text selection enables a user to perform actions on a text. For example, when you select an address in a text, it will show you an option to look for that address on maps and when you select a phone number, it will give you the option to call that number.
I will update this post as I come across more new features of the Android Pie.
List Of Phones That Will Get Android Pie [Google, Samsung, LG, Huawei & More]
If you’re thinking when will my phone get Android Pie? or will my phone get Android? then take a look at this list of phones that will get Android Pie and cheer yourself up.
Here are the Google phones that will get Android Pie.
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- The Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
Here are the Samsung phones that will get Android Pie.
- Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
- Galaxy Note 8
- The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
- Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
- Galaxy Note FE
- Galaxy A6 & A6 Plus 2018
- Galaxy A8 & A8 Plus 2018
- Galaxy A7 2018
- Galaxy A5 2018
Here are the LG phones that will get Android Pie.
- LG G7 ThinQ
- LG V30S ThinQ
- The LG V30
- LG G6
Here are the OnePlus phones that will get Android Pie.
- OnePlus 6
- The OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 5
Here are the Motorola phones that will get Android Pie.
- Moto G5 Series
- Moto G6 Series
- The Moto E5 Series
- Moto X4
- Moto Z2 Play
- The Moto Z2 Force
- Moto X4
Here are the Huawei phones that will get Android Pie.
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- The Huawei P20 Lite
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10
Here are the Huawei Honor phones that will get Android Pie.
- Honor 10
- Honor View 10
- The Honor 9 Lite
- Honor 7A
- The Honor 7C
- Honor 7X
Here are the Sony phones that will get Android Pie.
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- The Sony Xperia XA2
- Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
- Sony Xperia XZ
- The Sony Xperia XZ Compact
Here are the HTC phones that will get Android Pie.
- HTC U12 Plus
- HTC U11 Plus
- The HTC U11 Life
- HTC U11
- HTC U Ultra
Here are the Asus phones that will get Android Pie.
- Asus Zenfone 5Z
- Asus Zenfone 5
- The Asus Zenfone 5 Lite
- Asus Zenfone 4
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Here are the Xiaomi phones that will get Android Pie.
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Xiaomi BlackShark
- The Xiaomi Mi A1
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- Xiaomi Mi 6
Here are the Alcatel phones that will get Android Pie.
- Alcatel 5
Here are the Oppo phones that will get Android Pie.
- Oppo R15
- Oppo R15 Pro
- The Oppo F7
- Oppo R11s
- Oppo F5 and F5 Youth
- Essential PH-1
Here are the Razer phones that will get Android Pie.
- Razer Phone
Here are the HMD Global Nokia phones that will get Android Pie.
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
- Nokia 8
- The Nokia 8 Plus
- Nokia 7
- Nokia 7 Plus
- The Nokia 6.1
- Nokia 6 2018
- Nokia 6.1
- The Nokia 5
- Nokia 3.1
- Nokia 3
Here are the BlackBerry phones that will get Android Pie.
- BlackBerry Motion
- The BlackBerry KeyOne
- BlackBerry KeyTwo
Here are the ZTE phones that will get Android Pie.
- ZTE Nubia Red Magic
- ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini
- The ZTE Nubia V18
- ZTE Nubia N3
Here are the Vivo phones that will get Android Pie.
- Vivo X21
- The Vivo X21UD
- Vivo V9
That’s all with the list. While reading this list, don’t forget to taste a pinch of salt because I have made this list seeing the past record of these companies. Only time will tell what phones these companies will update to the Android Pie. Let’s hope that this time, the manufacturers do not update their phones too late.
What phones do you think will get updated to Android Pie and why do you think a particular phone should be updated? Let me know in the comments section.