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It's happening: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 receives official Android 9.0 Pie update

It's happening: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 receives official Android 9.0 Pie update
While Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T pretty much rolled out official Android 9.0 goodies for their respective Galaxy S9 and S9+ variants at the same time, T-Mobile kept its users waiting almost two additional weeks for some reason, also encountering mysterious last-minute issues that paused the over-the-air release for a couple of days on top of that.

The "Un-carrier" was then beaten to the punch in terms of the Galaxy Note 9's Pie makeover by AT&T and Sprint as well, but for what it's worth, the S Pen-wielding powerhouse is receiving the long overdue update on T-Mobile before Verizon can deliver the same goodie pack. The silky smooth combination of Android 9.0 and One UI enhancements is making its way to a number of Note 9 users as we speak, but as T-Mobile points out on its official support webpage, "this will not be available to all customers right away."

Hopefully, it's not going to take T-Mo more than a few days to spread the love nationwide, with several non-Pie and non-One UI software changes also on deck apparently. Specifically, we're talking about a "new e911 call flow", a "compass calibration fix", and a vague "BYOD update" bringing their contribution to a hefty package reportedly tipping the scales at close to 1.7GB.

This is a massive OS promotion, both literally and figuratively speaking, including everything from Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness features to new gesture-based navigation options, system-wide Night Mode functionality, improved one-handed operation, and loads of small but definitely noticeable performance enhancements.

Following public beta tests kicked off all the way back in November, the Galaxy Note 9 started receiving stable Android Pie treats internationally in early January. The update expanded in several waves across the world until it finally reached the US about a month ago. In addition to Verizon subscribers, owners of US unlocked units are also left waiting for the time being, while the Note 8 and S8/S8+ duo are naturally next in line.

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Galaxy Note9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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