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Phones you can buy now to get Android 9.0 P update

Google just released the official stable build of Android 8.1 Oreo and there are rumors surfacing about the upcoming Android 9.0 firmware already. In the next Google I/O 2018 we will surely hear about the next Android version. So here is a list of Android devices which will receive the Android P update for sure. Yes, it is very ambitious of us to state about an operating system which haven’t even been launched yet. However, based on the data we have right now it is quite predictable as to which devices would receive Android 9.0 P upgrade.

We have created this list taking into consideration of the most active Android smartphone manufacturers. This list is based on the company’s update record for the previous and latest devices.

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List of Android phones you can buy now to receive Android 9.0 P updates

We have created a list of Android phones you can buy now to be future proof. Of course, we are just talking about the Android updates and not the hardware. The hardware is going to be outdated every year with production of new Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, new camera modules, sensors, new biometric technologies, new trends etc.

This is a list of Android smartphones which are guaranteed to receive Android 9.0 P or later updates. Being in the tech business we have seen several devices get updated along the years. We have made this list of smartphones to receive Android P update based on the smartphone manufacturer’s reputation towards Android upgrades.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL

Google offered a sweet deal with this year’s Pixel 2 devices and guaranteed a software update support for 3 years. Now, Android being Google’s very own project, it is very likely that the company will keep its words. So if you want the next three major upgrades like Android P, Q, and Q, then you better stick to the Pixel 2.

The second generation Pixels start from $649 and there are several deals you can get in the United States and other countries. However, the devices do not have much luck in Europe and Asia where the prices are ridiculously high for electronics. However, Google is reported to cut cost on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in several countries starting India to bring about the cost of USA. (Source)

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung indeed set the trend this year with their bezel-less phones – Galaxy S8 and S8+. The two devices come with an interface called the “Infinity Display”. A lot of manufacturers followed the similar trend of minimum bezel. Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo under Samsung’s Beta Program. This brings a new Samsung Experience 9.0 to the two devices.

Samsung displayed a list of devices that would receive Android 8.0 Oreo update. It includes the 2 year old Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge Plus which were launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. As the Galaxy S6 could get the Oreo update, then we are sure that Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will receive Android 9.0. Moreover, you can get a sweet deal on these two devices online right now.

Android One

I know, Android One is not a phone. It is a category of phones. Android One has been resurrected and this time, Google is collaborating with some reliable manufacturers. This includes Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto X4, HTC U Life, etc. As the development is directly supported by Android Inc. the Android One device range will receive Android P update for sure.

Android GO Edition phones

Just like the Android One, Android GO is another Android OS created for low budget phones. Google announced it today with the launch of official Android 8.1 Oreo. Android GO Edition is a light weight Oreo ROM designed for low end devices with 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM. It comes with all sets of light weight applications like Go Play, Go Files, etc.

This is going to be another category of devices called the Android GO Edition phones. Google is asking manufacturers, and developers to create their own custom ROMS for the low end devices. This which let older devices to benefit from latest Android 8.0 Oreo security features. We may soon see some Android GO Edition Phones.

OnePlus 5 or 5T

The OnePlus 5 device have already started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update under the Open Beta program. You will see more such updates along the road for the OnePlus 5 and 5T devices. The previous OnePlus 3/3T are already running official Oxygen OS 5.0 based Oreo. This makes OnePlus the very first third-party manufacturer to release official Oreo for their device.

The manufacturer is ahead in the update game as always. OnePlus 5/5T are guaranteed to receive the Android 9.0 P update next year once the sources are released.

Sony Xperia X series

Quite some Sony phones are already on the Oreo update. First the Xperia XZ Premium, then the X Performance, later the flagships Xperia XZ/XZs. So you better stock with Sony’s Xperia X and XZ series to receive the latest Android P update.

Essential Phones

Essential Phones company is setup by one of the Android Inc. founder Andy Rubin. The first Essential PH-1 is already on the Oreo Beta. Moreover, the device just received the December 2017 Security Patch. It has beed designed taking into the everyday user into account. The company is pro-development and will sure receive the Android 9.0 P update next year.

Moreover, Essential Phone is an affordable phone and allows the users to customize the device. The only and major downside of the phone is that it is only available in select countries like the United States. So you may simply want to skip it for now.

List of latest Phones you may want to skip

  • LG V30/V30+
  • LG G6
  • HTC U11
  • HTC 10
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • OnePlus 3/3T
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G5+
  • Vivo
  • OPPO R11

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