Update [September 21]: Verizon is rolling out the September security update to its Galaxy Note 9 users too. The update’s build number is the same, of course.
The new build bumps the phablet up to software version N60USQS1ARH6. It’s a good jump start for updates, especially considering Samsung is pretty sluggish in getting them out.
We haven’t seen any reports of unlocked users and or Verizon/T-Mobile subscribers getting the same treatment so far. But hopefully, they will also get the September patch update soon enough.
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Android 9 Pie
But what most Galaxy Note 9 users are probably wondering is when is their phone getting the Android 9.0 Pie update.
We don’t have a definitive answer for that at this point. However, Samsung has begun testing the new build on some of its devices. Case in point, a few screenshots showing the new OS on the Galaxy S9+ have leaked recently.
The images show a lot of changes are coming to the UI. Apparently, Samsung has taken inspiration from Google’s changes to Android 9 Pie. Lots of rounded elements are to be found in the interface, and a revamped Recents menu also appears to be in the cards.
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Has Samsung started testing Pie on the Galaxy Note 9? Quite possibly, although we don’t know that for sure yet. So we users might be in for a long wait.