Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update (One UI) is now rolling out in the UK

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update (One UI) is now rolling out in the UK
Following earlier news that the Galaxy S9/S9+ and Note 9 will start getting Android 9 Pie in the US and Canada in the coming week, the Pie rollout for the Galaxy Note 9 has already begun in the UK.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners based in the UK and Ireland have started receiving notifications for the Android 9 Pie over-the-air update, SamMobile reports. The new version of the firmware is N960FXXU2CSA2, and it's being pushed out to the unlocked version of Samsung's flagship phablet.

Android 9 Pie for the Note 9 brings many improvements to the table, chief among which is the redesigned user interface. Dubbed One UI, it is Samsung attempt to completely eradicate any remaining leftovers of the cartoonish TouchWiz and move onto something sleeker, better, and more mature. Even at first sight, it is obvious that Samsung's One UI takes a lot of cues from stock Android, with its (even more) rounded geometry, bold color palette, and strong focus on simplicity and automation.

One UI also introduces a gesture-based navigation system, which is aimed at making one-handed use easier and more intuitive in a world of ever-increasing display sizes. And then there's the (highly-requested) Dark mode, which dims the lights system-wide and makes using your phone in bed, late at night, a more enjoyable, less-retina-burning experience. To top it all of, the update also includes the latest January 2019 security patch (via SamMobile).

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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 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Got it today... and isn't the new interface childlike ! All big blue buttons and LOTS of wasted space around everything. Notifications shade no shows me fewer notifications without swiping. Throughout the settings, there has been space added above and below and between - a stupid waste of space. So much whiteness at a time when the rest of the world seems to be harping on about dark mode. My phone icon from my quick launch buttons disappeared. It changed auto-off to 1 minute from 2. It keeps trying to update Samsung Health, and wouldn't let me cancel that until I managed to force close it (twice). I can no longer force close or put to sleep Samsung Experience Home - despite never using it. Thank goodness for Microsoft Launcher; at least I can keep 7 x 6 grid of home page icons and 7 on the quick launch. It reset adaptive brightness, and in the process cancelled night mode with blue light filter - though at least that can now be set whilst adaptive is also set.

3. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Use a different theme and it will look fine. I use Nova Launcher on everything I use, on many devices I'm not even familiar with the stock look, even more so on Samsung devices with the themes.

2. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Didn't like it at first but after applying a different dark theme all is well again. I like it, the new gestures are a step forward, we can finally say goodbye to the navigation buttons. The button layout is easier one-handed on the Note 9 so I have no complaints so far.

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