Realme is a Shenzhen based Chinese smartphone manufacturer, which first appeared in China in 2010, under the smartphone company, ‘OPPO’ as ‘OPPO REAL’. It was a subsidiary of OPPO Electronics Corporation until it’s separation in 2018, after which it became an independent company.
It is well known to us that the Android market is plagued by OS fragmentation with a majority of smartphones still running on Android 8.0 Oreo, and some even older versions of the OS.
While Android 8.0 Pie still seems to be a far fetched dream for most budget and affordable phones, Realme has come out and stated that all of its phones will be updated to Android Pie by 2019.Yes, you can hope to get the Android Pie update by early 2019. As you can see the same has been confirmed by Realme’s official twitter handle.
This means that all the Realme phones will be eligible to get Android 9.0 Pie, most likely in Q1 or Q2 of 2019. Although the company didn’t specify the model, we expect the update to roll out in phases and it is highly likely that the Realme Pro 2 will be the first to get the update, followed by the other models.
All available Realme mobiles:
- Realme C1
- Realme 1
- Realme 2
- Realme U1
- Realme 2 Pro
It’s a huge stride forward for the budget smartphone market as we expect all the other companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, etc to do the same very soon.
It is a well known fact that Android devices, other than a few exceptions like OnePlus, are very slow to get the updates, it’s good to see that Realme is taking the initiative of committing into the idea of updating all their phones to the latest available Android 9.0 Pie in the months to come.