Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update: One UI 2.1 is now hitting 2018 flagship

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update

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Update: June 10, 2020 (8:30AM ET): It’s taken a while for One UI 2.1 to land on the Galaxy Note 9, but it’s reportedly debuted in Germany this week.

According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 9’s One UI 2.1 update (version N960FXXU5ETF5) brings a few Galaxy S20 features as well as the June 2020 security patch.

You can apparently expect Quick Share, Music Share, Single Take mode, the Pro Video recording mode, and a unified AR hub. Expect a 1.2GB file size when you check for the update.

Original: Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android update hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Galaxy Note 9 updates, including its current version, and when future updates are likely to arrive.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update

  • Current stable version: Android 9 Pie, Android 10
  • When will the Galaxy Note 9 get Android 10? February 2020

The Galaxy Note 9 arrived with Android Oreo on August 24. It started to receive Android Pie, the latest version of Android, in February. Android 10 is expected to be the last major software update it receives.

In June 2019, the Galaxy Note 9 received an update that brought a Night mode for the camera app. Other additions in this update included a QR scanning functionality in the camera app.

Samsung announced the availability of the One UI 2.0 beta for the Note 9 in South Korea on November 20 (h/t: SamMobile). The same was later rolled out to users in the UK. Just over a week later, the December security patch landed on Note 9 devices in Germany. This was quite remarkable considering it was still November and Google Pixel devices hadn’t even seen the update yet. 

After the rollout in South Korea and UK, the Galaxy Note 9 started receiving the One UI 2.0 beta update in India. A Reddit post was also spotted suggesting that US Galaxy Note 9 users are next in line. 

An update schedule released by Samsung Israel further divulged details on the possible stable Android 10 rollout timeline for the phone. According to the official roadmap, the Note 9 will get the stable Android 10 update in January.

As of December 31, 2019, Samsung began rolling out the official Android 10 update to Galaxy Note 9 users who were enrolled in the beta program.

In January 2020, Samsung began rolling out Android 10 to US devices on US Cellular, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, Comcast, and unlocked units. It started making its way to other carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, in February. In some cases, such as T-Mobile devices, this included the February 2020 security patch.

Galaxy Note 9 users running Android 10 can also take advantage of the Samsung Dex for PC feature. As long as you have a Mac or Windows PC with Samsung’s desktop app installed, you can connect your Note 9 directly into your computer to use Dex without the need of a separate monitor and keyboard.

Let us know which Galaxy Note 9 update you’re rocking in the comments, and if you’ve spotted an OTA we haven’t, tip us!

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