Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update may have been delayed until February

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update may have been delayed until February
Despite the fact that it's one of the world's largest smartphone vendors, Samsung isn't too keen on delivering quick Android OS updates. Just about every important Samsung smartphone released in the last year or so is going to get it starting in 2019.

Last month, we reported Samsung has started rolling out the Android Pie update to the Galaxy S9/S9+, but not everyone got it yet. The same goes for the Galaxy Note 9, which reportedly started receiving the update about a week ago.

However, the roll-out may have been just a test. Even though the update was tagged as a stable build, it's only available in Germany. Samsung initially said the Galaxy Note 9 will be updated to Android 9 Pie from January 15, but the update may have been delayed.


As AndroidAuthority points out, Samsung's Turkish portal Guncelmiyiz has just updated the Android 9 Pie roadmap and the Galaxy Note 9 update will instead be pushed out from February 1, two weeks later than it was initially announced.

Well, a two weeks delay isn't too much of an issue if it stops Galaxy Note 9 users from getting a buggy update. Of course, even if Samsung kicks off the rollout at the beginning of February, it will take some time for the update to arrive in all countries.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I love my galaxy s9+ but i hate that updates take so long, the next beta will be out before Samsung rolls outnthe last os

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It’s just not that simple. Samsung’s UI isn’t a skin. It’s an entire customized framework. Whenever a new Android version comes out, the entire OS has to be overhauled and all system library files and processes need to be made optimized and compatible with the new Android firmware revision. Samsung’s Android 8 Samsung UX has many of the same features, different bug fixes and performance enhancements that vanilla Pie has, and even some stock doesn’t have. Since the framework is heavily modified, it’s not as easy as saying that they’re “behind” when they’re vastly different from what stock has going for it at the moment. We don’t need 6 or 7 buggy OS updates, one after the other like some other companies push out, that break features and brick devices, potentially. We can wait a couple of months for one stable, full fledged firmware update.

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

what you're saying isnt an excuse. Samsung are just lazy fcuks..

9. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Your reading comprehension is suspect.

13. Mzedalis

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 14, 2019

If this were all true then the galaxy s10 should come with Oreo correct? From what I read it's going to get Androud Pie. It seems to me Android Pie has been put on the back burner for some models. Paying 1000 plus for a phone it should be priority. It's not like there is one guy at Samsung trying to get Android Pie to work with a galaxy note 9. Many manufacturers have gotten it out there. I'm going to really research the next phone I buy and try to a avoid this BS from now on.

3. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Pie was released 5 1/2 months ago. Many other OEMs have already updated. You can try to defend them with their bloated interface taking longer, it doesn’t change the fact that Samsung is always one of the last to update. Perhaps if they dropped their niche half-useless features like drawing on pictures, and redundant S-Bloat the update would arrive sooner.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Useless to you maybe. Why do you even care anyway, you have your fruit phone. So injoy your 50 updates to fix the last update that apple screwed up.

7. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Google releases the back end to Pie even earlier than the official release - Samsung are just utter useless with updates.. Even security updates! Most people I know with Note 9's are still on the July/August 2018 security update in Australia.. This is another reason I'll never touch another Samdung sh1t heap

10. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're also one of the most stable and bug free. And that's what hurts you most.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

vanilla pie still doesnt have as many features as Samsungs UX.... i'll wait... if i wanted to be bored i'd have a fruity personal phone

6. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Samsung... great hardware - useless fcuking software engineers..... FFS come on guys pull the fingers out of your a55es and get the pie out!

11. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd rather wait and get it done right, than get it fast with a ton of bugs like a certain other OS. LOL, useless software engineers, that somehow manage to come out with next years features for every other phone this year.

14. JosephE

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 24, 2018

I have had nothing but Samsung phones and they all have been great. It's not the phone it's the user. Samsung has been at the top for three years even beating apple. Plus I don't want to have to give my phone permission to charge lol. Apple phones are a fad more than anything, the best part of there phones are the ones they purchase from Samsung, which is most of the phone. Plus who pushes back there launch date for iPhones because of a problem with their flexible network cards LOL. The card doesn't need be flexible, it's in a non flexible phone. Plus what makes Apple so good is there screens which are made by Samsung along with all their internal parts besides there processors. I mean I want a phone that has a auxiliary port and a home button and a choice of customisation. Also I want to be able to control the internal workings at the zone turning on my graphics processing unit to render my screen instead of my CPU and render stuff in 2D that only needs 2D rendering. Samsung is completely customizable from the bottom up and that means they have to change the pie update from its generic form to fit its customizable phones and that takes time. Plus my phone costed less than the iPhone Xs and it comes with 128 gigs internal memory to start with not to mention the water cooled graphics card and the 6 gigabytes of RAM and the gist about tablet size battery. Yeah iPhones don't get viruses but honestly when was the last time you seen a phone with a virus. And it's not there security that gives that protection, it's due to their apps being sandbox. Which means they work independently and not with each other. Which is why they can't do scheduled messaging or anything else that requires more than one app. Plus I want to be able to bring something back from the cloud without having to factory restart phone to do it. So you can't say Samsung's bad when you're an iPhone user because half your phone is Samsung. The reason they stop selling the iPhone x is due to owing Samsung too much money lol. Not saying that apple is not a good product because it's good for people that don't know how to use phones or for more of a simplistic person. I like being able to open my developer options and checking out the system files and clearing my system cache not just my app cache. Being able to install custom software if I wanted to. Plus what makes its own $1,000 isn't the operating system it's the nice camera is the six gigs of RAM the water cooled graphics card and the processor and the screen. The operating system is very little of the cost. Not just that I work for Verizon, and I've seen more iPhones come in Wii problems then any other product. And like I said a lot of its due to one person having it in another one wanted because it's the coolest thing at the time. And you hardly ever see Apple pay accepted anywhere, but anywhere there's a magnetic card strip which is most places you can use Samsung pay.

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