All Realme phones to get updated in February, but does it include Android Pie?


The Realme 1 smartphone.

Realme has
enjoyed a wildly successful first year on the market, as the

Oppo
sub-brand delivered several affordable smartphones.
Releasing a phone is half the battle though, as firmware updates
fix issues and bring new features. Fortunately, the company has now
outlined its update schedule for this month.

Realme CEO Madhav Sheth posted an update timeline to Twitter
(h/t:
Gizmochina
), revealing that all phones will receive the
February 2019 security patch at the end of the month. Furthermore,
the post shows that the Realme
1
will receive bootloader unlock functionality and a reboot
option, while the Realme
2 Pro
is set to gain fingerprint shutter capabilities.

Guys update plans for Feb:
RM 1: End of Feb
* Bootloader Unlock Function
* Add Reboot Feature
* Security Level: Feb’19
RM 2 / C1: End of Feb
* Security Level: Feb’19
RM 2 Pro: End of Feb
* Fingerprint Shutter
* Security Level: Feb’19
RM U1: End of Feb
* Security Level: Feb’19

— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1)
February 11, 2019

It seems like we shouldn’t expect Android
Pie
in these updates, then. But the Realme support
account
 later revealed that all phones will receive the new
version of Android in the first half of 2019. So even if we don’t
see Android Pie with these updates (and it looks like we won’t),
you should receive the update before the end of June.

The support account added that ColorOS 6 would roll out in the
first half of the year, so we can likely expect the brand to bundle
the Pie update with the new ColorOS version.

Either way, it looks like Realme owners might have to wait a few
months to get Pie. By comparison, HMD Global has delivered Pie to
loads of devices already. But the Finnish company still needs to
deliver the update to the Nokia
1
,
Nokia 2
, and
Nokia 3
before it can claim that virtually its entire range is
covered.

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Source: FS – Android
All Realme phones to get updated in February, but does it include Android Pie?