Sharp Aquos R Android Pie 9.0 update is now live

Aquos R was released back in 2017 by the Japanese manufacturer Sharp. At that time, it was a high-end device fueled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. The phone sports a 5.3-inch WQHD display which is HDR 10 compatible. It compliments a 22.6MP rear & 16MP front facing camera.

The phone was available in only a single RAM+internal storage combination i.e. 4GB and 64GB. It came with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and packed in a 3,160mAh battery. Like Google Assistant and Siri, Aquos R had it’s own built-in AI assistant named Emop which activated with ‘Hello Emop’ phrase.

Sharp Aquos R

While Google is currently testing their newest Android OS Q, like smartphone users from other OEMs, Aquos R users have also been eyeing the arrival of last year’s Android 9.0 Pie. The wait is finally over as Android Pie (9.0) for Aquos R has finally been released by the company.

The information was shared a few hours back by a Sharp Aquos R user on Twitter. They also shared a screenshot of the update notification.

Sharp Aquos R Android Pie update

It’s worth mentioning that users of Aquos R compact, Sharp’s 2017 phone that was shipped with Android Oreo (unlike Aquos R which came with Nougat) also await Android Pie’s arrival. And user of the device have been routing to Twitter inquiring about the same.

Here’s what one of the users said (translated from Japanese) lately:


We are keeping an active tab on the arrival of Android Pie on other Sharp devices like Aquos R compact. Rest assured, we’ll let you know as and when the update gets rolling.

P.S. Have you also received Android Pie on your Aquos R unit? If so drps a comment and share with us how the update is acting on your phone.

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