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Android P: Which smartphones and tablets will get the update?

As every year, Google offers developers the opportunity to preview the new version of its operating system. Its name is still unknown, of course, but now users of some smartphones can install an early version of Android 9.0 P and get a first impression of what's to come. At Google I/O, the Beta was made officially available for a handful of devices. Want to know if you can install it on your smartphone? We've got the answer below!

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Android P is out in beta...for some select devices

Android P has finally arrived. This is excellent news for some people, they will be able to discover the new features that Google has prepared. Of course, this is only a beta version so theoretically we could find many bugs, but as the developer preview versions progress, the number of errors  should decrease until the final version is released.

What can you expect from Android P? Find out in our video of the alpha preview:

For others, the arrival (although partial) of this new version only increases the problem of fragmentation of Android versions. Barely a little more than 1% of users are on Android Oreo, almost 43% of users have a version lower than Marshmallow. It's a lot, too much even. We can only hope that manufacturers will up their game with Android One and Android Go

Which devices can install Android P?

For each device, 3 options are possible:

  • The update is available.
  • The update is not yet available, but the manufacturer has confirmed that it will be.
  • The update has not been confirmed, but we think that it is probable.


Smartphone Android P
Google Pixel 2 Yes (Update received)
Google Pixel 2 XL Yes (Update received)
Google Pixel Yes (Update received)
Google Pixel XL Yes (Update received)

At the moment, this new version of Android can only be installed on 4 devices, all originating from the big G, of course. This tradition dates back to the Nexus era, when Nexus had a reputation for being devices for developers, and therefore the most suitable for testing new versions.


Smartphone Android P
Essential PH-1 Yes



Smartphone Android P
Honor 9 Probable
Honor View 10 Probable



Smartphone Android P
HTC U11 Yes (planned)
HTC U11 Life Yes (planned)



Smartphone Android P
Huawei Mate 10 Probable
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Probable
Huawei P10 Probable
Huawei P20 Probable
Huawei P20 Pro Probable
Huawei P20 Lite Probable



Smartphone Android P
LG G6 Probable
LG V30 Probable



Smartphone Android P
Moto Z2 Play Probable
Moto Z2 Force Probable
Moto G6 Yes (planned)
Moto G6 Plus Yes (planned)
Moto G6 Play Yes (planned)



Smartphone Android P
Nokia 1 Yes (planned)
Nokia 2 Yes (planned)
Nokia 3 Yes (planned)
Nokia 5 Yes (planned)
Nokia 6 Yes (planned)
Nokia 6X Yes (planned)
Nokia 6 (2018) Yes (planned)
Nokia 7 Yes (planned)
Nokia 7 Plus Yes (beta available)
Nokia 8 Yes (planned)
Nokia 8 Sirocco Yes (planned)



Smartphone Android P
Oppo R15 Pro Yes (beta available)



Smartphone Android P
OnePlus 5 Probable
OnePlus 5T Probable
OnePlus 6 Yes (beta available)



Smartphone Android P
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Probable
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Probable
Samsung Galaxy S8 Probable
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Probable
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Probable
Samsung Galaxy S9 Probable
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Probable



Smartphone Android P
Xperia XZ Premium Probable
Xperia XZs Probable
Xperia XZ2 Yes (beta available)
Xperia XZ2 Compact Probable



Smartphone Android P
Vivo X21 Yes (beta available)



Smartphone Android P
Xiaomi Mi 6 Probable
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Probable
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S Yes (beta available)

Xiaomi Mi 6X


We will update this list as soon as we have new information. In the meantime, feel free to comment if you know of any other smartphones that will be updated.

Have you had the chance to try the preview version of Android P?



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