Finally, HTC said something regarding the Android 9.0 Pie update to its smartphones. HTC U11, U11+, and U12+ will get the Android Pie update starting this Q2, the company tweeted. This news comes 7 months after HTC first announced the Android Pie will be released soon.
We wanted to share the status on the Android 9 update. HTC is currently working on ensuring the update is compatible with our phones & we anticipate a release for U11, U11+ & U12+ customers starting Q2’19. Exact timing defers to operators’ availabilities in different countries.
— HTC (@htc) March 11, 2019
In August 2018, the Taiwanese tech giant tweeted that HTC smartphones ready for the Android 9 Pie update includes HTC U11, HTC U11+, HTC U11 Life (Android One) & HTC U12+. However, the latest tweet seems to skip the HTC U11 Life which is an Android One device. But, we may expect it to get soon.
Android Pie is the ninth and current major release of the Android mobile operating system. HTC has not updated any of its devices to the Pie version, while other OEMs have already made the Pie available to a series of their devices.
The first set of devices started getting the Android Pie update includes the Google Pixel/XL, the Google Pixel 2/XL and the Essential Phone. Later joined by Nokia and other companies.