Making it clear, Vivo has confirmed that it is set to roll out Android 9.0 Pie to its users in the fourth quarter of 2018. The confirmation was made known to all days after Google officially launched Android Pie as its next major mobile platform. The search giant brought the latest Android version to its Pixel family earlier this week, and following the Android Pie rollout debuted for the four Pixel models. Although the promise have been made but yet, Vivo hasn’t specified which of its devices will receive the fresh experience.
Without confirming any particular schedule, Vivo said in a statement that the Android 9.0 Pie update would be rolled out to its users in the fourth quarter of 2018, reports Android Authority. However, since the confirmation came in response to a query about the Vivo X21, this model could be the first to receive Android Pie sometime before the end of the year.
Unlike Vivo that hasn’t revealed any specific details around the update rollout, Essential Products already started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie to its Essential Phone users.
Notably, Vivo is among the seven OEM partners that tested Android Pie on their key devices ahead of its final release. Google at its I/O 2018 developer conference in May announced the arrival of Android P Beta on models including the Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. The list very well includes the Vivo X21 and Vivo X21 UD.