Despite what the name might suggest to someone unfamiliar with the often ridiculous branding conventions and strategies of the mobile industry's top global players, the Galaxy Note 9
is obviously not 11 generations behind this year's Note 20 duo.
Currently available in Germany only
, the One UI 2.5 update for the Note 9 is naturally likely to expand to a number of other European markets, as well as the US, in the very near future. We're probably talking a matter of days or even hours as far as unlocked models are concerned and weeks tops for carrier-specific versions stateside.
It goes without saying you should cherish all the cool add-ons heading your way as part of the One UI 2.5 package, including wireless DeX capabilities, Single Take camera functionality, Pro Video mode improvements, and gesture support for third-party launchers.
The update quickly spread from the Galaxy S20 family
to the S10 lineup
, then the mid-range Galaxy A71
, and even the Galaxy Tab S5e
, all while the world's largest smartphone vendor continues to work hard on optimizing the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 promotion before hopefully releasing a stable version by the end of the year.