Verizon is the last of the big four carriers to serve Android Pie to the Galaxy Note 9

Verizon is the last of the big four carriers to serve Android Pie to the Galaxy Note 9
Verizon is not only America's largest wireless service provider, but also the most unpredictable of the big four carriers, rolling out official Android Pie updates for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ before Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile did the same, but failing to repeat that feat as far as the Galaxy Note 9 is concerned.

Samsung's latest S Pen-wielding flagship started receiving the newest version of Android with One UI on top a couple of months ago outside the US, while AT&T got the ball rolling among the nation's major mobile network operators just a couple of weeks after that. Even though Sprint followed suit surprisingly quickly, it took almost another month for T-Mobile to join the party.

At long last, Verizon has revised its Galaxy Note 9 support webpage earlier today to include the detailed changelog of the handset's Android 9 Pie promotion, scheduled for an over-the-air release on March 12. That's also today, but judging from the silence on the matter on the phone's dedicated subreddit, we're guessing the actual OTA delivery still needs a few more hours before kicking off.

Once that happens, you may have to wait even longer for Verizon to spread the love nationwide, although we're probably talking a few days tops. In the meantime, try not to abuse the "Check for Updates" option under "Settings", "About phone", and finally, "Software updates." We know it's not easy to be patient, considering Google first released Android Pie all the way back in August 2018.

Apart from the search giant's standard goodies and enhancements, including Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness functionality, the Galaxy Note 9 is also getting a bunch of Samsung-specific One UI tweaks and add-ons. Most notably, a system-wide Night mode feature and vastly improved one-handed operation

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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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10 Comments

1. Xavier1415

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

My wish came true I just had to wait a few more hours

2. someguy2261

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Yea took them long enough. I'm happy to report unlocked US version of Note 9 also got the upgrade.

3. someguy2261

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

I just saw you guys posted it already , o well .

10. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Are you sure it was a carriers version? I have an Unlocked Note 9, on my VZW work line and got the update that was a Verizon Update.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1296; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

thanks verizon for holding us up

5. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Anyone know how to upgrade to pie if you're no longer with Verizon on a note 9? Thanks

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 997; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

settings > software update > check for updates manually The update is now available from all carrier and unlocked note 9's

7. OneLove123

Posts: 792; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I'm no longer with Verizon and using my note 9 on tmobile. So, it doesn't update at all because it's not on Verizon network. I need to find another way to update it.

8. CTHR100

Posts: 9; Member since: May 12, 2017

Upgrade it through amazing smart switch on a computer. You may need to wait a bit, but you'll get the update that way.

9. someguy2261

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Check xda they been had the Verizon full version software for awhile

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