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List of Android 9.0 Pie Supported ZTE Devices

Its that time of the year when Google unleashes the new Android version just like every year it has been doing. It’s the list of Android 9.0 Pie Supported ZTE Devices. Well, Google released the Android 9.0 Pie Operating System which went viral. The rollout was made first for the Pixel devices such as Google Pixel, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel XL, and Google Pixel 2 XL and Essential, Nokia and OnePlus followed. 

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Less than a decade ago, the Google Android Donut that was the 1st iteration with just a few phones using it. Soon, it became popular and many smartphone manufacturers started using this open source free-to-use Android OS that starting with Donut, followed by Gingerbread, Lollipop, KitKat, Marshmallow, Ice Cream Sandwich, Nougat and lastly the Oreo which is the 8th iteration of Android OS. Although just a few of the Android-enabled devices have received Oreo, the smartphone industry is already started developing their skinned version of Android Pie. 

Note that there are many factors that can change the release of the new update on your phone via OTA such as the make, model, carrier, locked or unlocked, etc. However, the eligibility plays an important role which determines the hardware configuration that the phone must exhibit to receive the new update. Check out the list of cool features that you will get with the new Android update as well as a comprehensive list of all the ZTE smartphones that will be entitled to receive the update soon after it is rolled out by Google.

What is Android 9.0 Pie?

Android 9.0 Pie

Android 9.0 Pie is the ninth iteration of Android OS which started in 2008 and has undergone a series of transition packing stacks of features and UI changes in this operating system which looks completely different from any of its predecessors. It has Google Design Material 2 which makes its user interface pose and refined while the series of features that it comes with makes it one of the most secure and user-friendly OS.

Android 9..0 Pie is loaded with a plethora of features such as Gesture-based navigations allows you to switch between tabs and clear recent apps similar to iPhone X using gestures. The Digital WellBeing calculates and keeps eye on apps used and its total duration and provide historical data about the same. Further, it tracks the number of times you unlock the phone as well as tracks number of notification received in a bit to curb smartphone addiction. You can set a particular time and the screen will resolve to grayscale that will inform the user that it’s about time that he/she must go to sleep to prevent overuse

Why should I download it on my phone? Features

The question needs rephrasing. The question isn’t why should I, the question must be When should I? We gave it a try and found it really amazing based on the fact that it has more than 15 cool features that were not present in the previous iteration. Also, Android 9.0 Pie has gone too far with its new GUI and interface which refines the user experience to a whole new level.

Revamped Notification Panel: All the previous iterations have brought changes to the appearance. With Android 9.0 Pie, Google has completely revamped the panel with new round-edges icons spread across the notification panel and the settings tool in the phone. Simply swipe down the screen and the notification tray is active on your phone. It has received its part of upgrades with few shortcuts on the panel. Want other shortcuts? Simply use two fingers to swipe down the notification panel to get all the features displayed on the screen.

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Notch Support: Apple iPhone has notch support where just swiping across the screen provides plenty of shortcuts and features at disposal. Recently, Google incorporated the notch support to the Android 9.0 Pie which you can activate under the Developer Mode. Once activated, press the Volume rocker and voila, the shortcuts are displayed on the screen.

Take Screenshot with just a button: Taking screenshot was never too difficult though. Screenshots let the user remember crucial details or to share it with others, etc. Simply tap on the Power button that will display the dialog box on the screen. Next is to tap on the ‘Screenshot’ button and the screenshot is taken. What’s more? Android 9.0 Pie has an option to ‘Edit’ the screenshot directly from the notification panel.

Indoor Positioning made easy with WiFi RTT: Google Maps is an integral part of day-to-day life as it lets the users obtain turn-by-turn directions while driving or getting somewhere. But with the new Android 9.0 Pie version, Google has enabled the WiFi Round Trip Time (RTT) feature along with Google Maps. But what’s the difference? Google Maps enables directions of roads, streets, galleries, however, it doesn’t support indoor positioning or navigation such as when you are in a mall and want to get to a Zara store but don’t know its whereabouts. This feature lets the user track his indoor position precisely and provides turn-by-turn directions to the destination such as the Zara store.

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Layers of Privacy: Security of data and privacy of data and the user has been prioritized by Google in this 9th iteration of Android OS. First of all, the OS won’t let any background app to access the camera or mic that could be used to spy on the users by recording the footage and voice of the users. So, apps running in the background with such requests will not be entertained. Then comes encrypting the backup of the data at the client-side (user) which needs a properly secured password only after which, the phone can be restored further.

Another feature is the unified integration of fingerprint feature where users can set up the requirement of fingerprints every time he/she visits an app or service, etc. The phone has a lockdown mode that wouldn’t accept fingerprints in case if activated. There is a possibility that someone tries to enter into your phone using your fingerprint obtained either directly by placing your finger onto the scanner or using a sci-fi method to copy and use your fingerprint instead but when the phone is under lockdown mode, it wouldn’t entertain even the right fingerprint as per programme. It also works the same for password setup using voice. So, the only way to enable the phone is to enter a pattern or PIN.

List of Android 9.0 Pie Supported ZTE Devices

This is a list of smartphones of which some have already received the Android Oreo update or are waiting for the update. Since, there is no official list available citing he ZTE devices to receive Android Pie, here is a list of devices that might get the update.

ZTE Nubia Z18

The ZTE Nubia Z18 is one of the latest offerings from the ZTE. The device was released in September this year. That being said, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 845 along with 8 GB of RAM. There is a 3450 mAh capacity battery powering this device up. Since the device is launched this year, it is expected to be updated to the latest version of the Android, that is Android 9 Pie.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Axon 9 Pro

The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is another great offering from the Company. The device features a 6.21 inches Full HD Display which looks quite good. Under the hood, the ZTE Axon 9 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chip along with 6 GB of RAM. There is a 4000 mAh capacity battery powering this device. With that being said, the ZTE is much likely to roll out an Android 9 Pie update for this device in the coming days.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Nubia Red magic

The ZTE Nubia Red magic, if you remember was launched back in April 2018. The ZTE Nubia Red magic features a 6 inch Full HD Display, the color looks fine and is on point. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip along with 8 GB of RAM. There is a 3800 mAh capacity battery powering this device. Since the device is launched this year, it is expected to be updated to the latest version of the Android, that is Android 9 Pie.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Nubia Z18 mini

The ZTE Nubia Z18 mini is another great device by ZTE. Talking about the specifications of this device, there is a 5.7 inch Full HD Display which looks quite good. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip along with 6 GB of RAM. With that being said, this device is much likely to be updated to the latest version of the Android, that is Android 9 Pie.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Nubia N3

The ZTE Nubia N3 is one of the latest offerings from the ZTE. The device was released in March this year. That being said, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 along with 4 GB of RAM. Since the device is launched this year, it is expected to be updated to the latest version of the Android, that is Android 9 Pie.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Nubia V18

The ZTE Nubia V18 is another great ZTE Device which was launched back in March this year. This device comes with a Snapdragon 625 chip under the hood along with 4 GB of RAM. That being said, the ZTE is much likely to roll out an Android 9 Pie update for this device in the coming days.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Blade V9

The ZTE Blade V9 was launched in February this year. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 450 chip along with 4 GB of RAM. These specs are not that much great considering its 2018. But since the device is launched this year, it is expected to be updated to the latest version of the Android, that is Android 9 Pie.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Blade A3

The ZTE Blade A3 was launched last year in the month of November. The device comes with an MT6737T chip inside. Thdeviceice has 3 GB of RAM. That being said, the ZTE is much likely to roll out an Android 9 Pie update for this device in the coming days.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Blade A6

The ZTE Blade A6 was also launched last year in the month of August. This device is powered by a Snapdragon 435 chip along with 3 GB of RAM. Since the device is launched this year, it is expected to be updated to the latest version of the Android, that is Android 9 Pie.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Nubia N2

The ZTE Nubia N2 was launched last year in the month of March. This device is powered by an MT6750 chip along with 4 GB of RAM. These specifications are quite powerful and impressive even today. That being said, the ZTE is much likely to roll out an Android 9 Pie update for this device in the coming days.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Nubia M2

The ZTE Nubia M2 is another great Android Device by ZTE which was launched last year in March. This device comes with a Snapdragon 625 chip along with 4 GB of RAM. That being said, the ZTE is much likely to roll out an Android 9 Pie update for this device in the coming days.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Axon 7

The ZTE Axon 7 is a 2-year-old Android Device. This device is powered by a Snapdragon 820 along with 4 GB of RAM. These specifications are quite impressive even today. That being said, we would love to see ZTE rolling out an Android 9 Pie update for this device.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Blade V8

The ZTE Blade V8 is another great Android Device which was launched last year in the month of January. This device is powered by a Snapdragon 435 along with 3 GB of RAM. That being said, the ZTE is much likely to roll out an Android 9 Pie update for this device in the coming days.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Axon 7s

The ZTE Axon 7s was also launched last year in the month of April. This Device is powered by a Snapdragon 821 chi along with massive 6 GB of RAM. These specifications make this device a great pick even today. That being said, the ZTE is much likely to roll out an Android 9 Pie update for this device in the coming days.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Nubia Z17

The ZTE Nubia Z17 was launched last year in the month of June. This device is powered by a Snapdragon 835 chip along with massive 8 GB of RAM. These specifications are quite impressive even today in 2018. That’s why we are expecting an Android 9 Pie update for this device by ZTE.

Expected Date: Yet to be announced

ZTE Max XL

The ZTE Max XLs launched last year in the month of April. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 435 along with 2 GB RAM. These specifications are nothing special. That’s why we don’t expect ZTE to roll out an Android Pie update for this device.

Expected Date: Will not be updated

List of ZTE Devices that won’t be getting the Android Pie update

  • ZTE Grand X3
  • ZTE Avid Plus
  • ZTE Blade X5
  • ZTE Blade X9
  • ZTE Prague S
  • ZTE Axon Max
  • ZTE Blade V7 Lite

What if your phone is not getting an Android 9.0 Pie update?

Unfortunately, there are millions of Android smartphones users who would love to use the new update on their phone but can’t due to ineligibility. First of all, new OS updates have some basic hardware and configuration requirements that it must meet to support and sustain the new update properly. Although new smartphones are rolling out every week, not all the devices are capable of supporting the latest Android version. Most of the phones are already stuck to Marshmallow or even less. Android Oreo was launched last year for which, a lot of smartphone users are waiting to receive the update.

This means that a majority of smartphones will be ineligible for Android Pie with only the phones released in last two years will get the Android Pie. But if your phone wasn’t released within the timeline given, there are many alternatives that you can use instead of investing a good fortune to get a compatible phone. The most basic alternative is to use an Android Pie launcher which might not include features but it will have the same look. Then, you can install custom ROMs available over the internet based on the upcoming Android Pie such as Lineage OS 16 which will totally serve the purpose of the new update with all the features with it. Visit the Custom ROMs section on GetDroidTips to get more information about it.

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  1. the Nubia M2 still runs the Android 6.1 and neither seems that it will be updated to the 7 more for the oreo or the por.

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