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Android Pie 9 When are we getting it? Which Xperias will be updated?

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Android Pie 9 When are we getting it? Which Xperias will be updated?




Google has unveiled AndroidTM 9 Pie*, meaning every XperiaTM owner will be wondering: when can I get my hands on it?

The good news is: you won’t have to wait too long to get the brand-new version of Android on your Xperia device**.

Our Premium-range models are expected to have the upgrade available from November, meaning owners of the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Premium, XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will be among the first to get their hands on the new tech.

Owners of XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus devices can expect to access the upgrade early 2019.


*Android is a trademark of Google Inc. **Software rollouts are a phased process – timing and availability will vary by market and/or operator. Most models supported but some operator/market exceptions will apply.





There's NO info as to which Android devices will be supported, that includes Xperias. Also, Android Oreo started it's rollout not too long ago and only  0.7% of Android devices are running Android 8.0


Android P Features


Indoor Positioning with Wi-Fi RTT

Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 12.01.39 PM.pngAndroid P adds platform support for the IEEE 802.11mc Wi-Fi protocol—also known as Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT)—to let you take advantage of indoor positioning in your apps. 



Display cutout support

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Android P offers support for the latest edge-to-edge screens with display cutout for camera and speaker. The new DisplayCutout class lets you find out the location and shape of the non-functional areas where content shouldn't be displayed. 

(Doesn't apply to any Xperia)




Android P introduces several enhancements to notifications, all of which are available to developers targeting Android P and above.


Enhanced messaging experience

Starting in Android 7.0 (API level 24), you can add an action to reply to messages or enter other text directly from a notification. Android P enhances this feature with the following enhancements:Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 12.05.13 PM.png


  • Support for images: Android P now displays images in Messaging Notifications on phones.

  • Simplified support for conversation participants.

  • Save replies as drafts.

  • Identify if a conversation is a group conversation.

  • Set the semantic action for an intent:  allows you to give semantic meaning to an action, such as mark as read, delete, reply, and so on.

  • SmartReply: Android P supports the same suggested replies available in your messaging app. 

Channel settings, broadcasts, and Do Not Disturb

Android O introduced Notification Channels allowing you to create a user-customizable channel for each type of notification you want to display. Android P simplifies notification channel settings with these changes:Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 12.10.01 PM.png



  • Blocking channel groups: Users can now block entire groups of channels within the notification settings for an app.

  • New broadcast intent types: The app that owns the blocked channel or group can listen for these intents and react accordingly.

  • New Do Not Disturb priority categories: It has two new policy constants, alarms are prioritized and media, system, and game sounds are prioritized.

Multi-camera support and camera updates


You can now access streams simultaneously from two or more physical cameras on devices running Android P. On devices with either dual-front or dual-back cameras, you can create innovative features not possible with just a single camera, such as seamless zoom, bokeh, and stereo vision. The API also lets you call a logical or fused camera stream that automatically switches between two or more cameras.


ImageDecoder for bitmaps and drawables

Android P introduces ImageDecoder to provide a modernized approach for decoding images.



Android P introduces a new AnimatedImageDrawable class for drawing and displaying GIF and WebP animated images.


HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression, and Media APIs

Android P adds built-in support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) VP9 Profile 2, so you can now deliver HDR-enabled movies to your users from YouTube, Play Movies, and other sources on HDR-capable devices.


Data cost sensitivity in JobScheduler

With Android P, JobScheduler has been improved to let it better handle network-related jobs for the user, in coordination with network status signals provided separately by carriers.


Neural Networks API 1.1

The Neural Networks API was introduced in Android 8.1 (API level 27)to accelerate on-device machine learning on Android. Android P expands and improving the API, adding support for nine new ops — Pad, BatchToSpaceND, SpaceToBatchND, Transpose, Strided Slice, Mean, Div, Sub, and Squeeze.

Autofill framework

Android 8.0 (API level 26) introduced the autofill framework, which makes it easier to fill out forms in apps. Android P introduces multiple improvements that autofill services can implement to further enhance the user experience when filling out forms. 

Security enhancements

Android P introduces a number of new security features, including a unified fingerprint authentication dialog and high-assurance user confirmation of sensitive transactions. 


Client-side encryption of Android backups

Android P enables encryption of Android backups with a client-side secret. Because of this privacy measure, the device's PIN, pattern, or password is required to restore data from the backups made by the user's device.



Android P introduces several actions, attributes, and methods to make it easier for you to work with the accessibility framework in order to enhance accessibility services for users.


Navigation semantics

We've added new attributes that you can use to improve navigation from one part of the screen to another. You can use these attributes to help users move through text in your app and bring users to a specific section in your app's UI quickly.


Accessibility pane titles

Prior to Android P, accessibility services couldn't easily determine when a specific section of the screen had updated, such as during fragment transitions.

In Android P, sections now have titles called accessibility pane titles. Accessibility services can receive changes to those titles, enabling them to provide more granular information about what has changed.


Heading-based navigation

This allows users to navigate from one heading to the next. This navigation process is particularly handy when users are interacting with a screen reader.


Group navigation and output



Convenience actions

Android P adds support for performing convenience actions on behalf of users:


Interaction with tooltips New global actions


Window change details

Android P makes it easier to track updates to an app's windows when an app redraws multiple windows simultaneously. 




I'll keep updating this post as we have more info, in the mean time it'll be lock. 


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Re: Sony Xperia XA2 Android P?

Hello everyone !


For questions and availability regarding Android 9.0 (Pie), please see the post on our product blog that is linked below.

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Sony Xperia XA2 Android P?

Judging from XA1 it got one major update so far...will the XA2 update to Android P and if so how long do Sony phones get the updated after the pixel phones gets theirs?

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Android 9.0 for Xperia XZ??

Hi, I want to ask if the Xperia XZ will receive the version of Android 9.0 officially

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Re: Android 9.0 for Xperia XZ??

May be not

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Sony Xperia™ XZ Premium Android P?

Hi, will by Android P on XZ PREMIUM? And other devices too and which ones? 

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Re: Sony Xperia™ XZ Premium Android P?

Sony usually announces which devices will get the update once the new Android version is officially released, which hasn't happened with P yet - we don't even know the release's full name.
that said, by the time Android P is released, the XZ Premium will be a barely over a year old flagship model, so I'm pretty sure it's going to receive the update.
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Update android P!

Update android P!
Hello dear community! I would like to know when will be available the preview of Android P on the following model Sony xa2 ultra? But also to know if it is possible to install it as a new rom? If Android P is not available is android 8.1 will it or not?


Mise à jour android P !

Bonjour cher communauté ! J'aimerais savoir quand sera disponible la preview de Android P sur le modèle suivant Sony xa2 ultra ? Mais aussi savoir si il est possible de l'installer en tant que nouvelle rom ? Si Android P est pas dispo est ce que android 8.1 le sera ou pas ? 

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Re: Update android P!



I've edited your post as this is an English only forum, you can use Google Translate to reply and/or post.

There's no info at this point as to which Xperias will receive Android P 



"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Hello everyone, will there be an update before 9.0 p and thanks XZ1

Hello everyone, will there be an update before 9.0 p and thanks 


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How do i get android P of xz premium ??

Hello everybody How do I git android P of xz premium G8142 And when can I get it ?? because I need it very quickly