Sony Bravia X900F could get Android Pie TV update after all, but don't get too excited

Lately, multiple Android TVs have picked up their updates to Android Pie, among them several models from Xiaomi and Sony. As usual, though, not all models are eligible to receive the Pie update from either vendor.

Sony has more smart TVs to update to Android Pie TV than Xiaomi for obvious reasons. The Japanese tech giant has been in the smart TV business for a while now and in fact, it’s one of the company’s divisions that doing great.

Owners of the XBR Z9F and XBR A9F series from 2018 and 2019’s XBR Z9G, XBR A9G, XBR X950G, and XBR X850G series (55/65/75/85 inches) can rest assured that Sony Android Pie TV is coming their way, if it hasn’t arrived already.

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Sony XBR X950G is eligible for Pie

Sony’s list of smart TVs eligible for Android Pie TV might seem extensive, but it still leaves out some notable mentions, among them the Sony Bravia X900F and X900E models.

As explained in this post, Sony claims the dropped models will miss out on Android Pie TV because of their older chipsets. Apparently, forcing Pie onto these chipsets will only work to worsen the already buggy user experience on the Sony Bravia X900F and co.

The Japanese company says it did try to run Android Pie on the Bravia XE9305 model and while the UI was improved, the overall experience was laggy and unbearably slow. But in an interesting turn of events, it’s now emerging that the Bravia X900F could receive Android Pie after all.

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This is according to a company representative, but we all know how this usually ends sometimes. Typically, company representatives are not privy to information regarding software development plans, so you might want to take this latest development with a grain of salt.

It’s worth noting that older Sony Bravia TVs that won’t be receiving the update to Android Pie are likely to receive a couple or so features from the said Pie update in 2020, including the new menu and support for Apple AirPlay.

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Android Pie-style menu and AirPlay may come to older Bravia models

Whether this is the update the Sony rep is talking about with respect to the Bravia X900F is still unclear, but indeed, time should tell. We will keep an eye on the story and update this article when we get news.

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