On August 7th, Android released its latest version dubbed Android 9 Pie. As of now, all Pixel smartphones, and Essential Phone have been upgraded to this new system via OTA. Yesterday, Xiaomi MIX 2S started receiving the beta version of the latest Andriod version. Huawei has also commenced internal testing of Android 9 for four of its devices including Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20, Honor 10, and Honor V10. Now, Sony has announced that six of its smartphones will soon receive the Android 9 Pie update. They include Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XZ Premium.
These six models will be updated from September to November 2018. Other OEMs that were involved in the Android Beta project, such as HMD, OPPO, vivo, and OnePlus will soon join the growing list of manufacturers with this new system.
According to Google, the new Android P has two major upgrades. The first is its support for the recently popularized notch. In the developer mode, the Android 9 Pie system can simulate the notch and optimize the notification bar. Secondly, the system efficiency is optimized which means that Android 9 Pie takes a shorter time to launch apps and the overall performance is better. At the same time, Android 9 Pie also displays the idle applications using the phone microphone, camera, and other sensors. The security of Android P is better than the previous versions.