Ever since word leaked out in early November that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was also earmarked for an upgrade to Android 10, things have happened pretty fast.
Later that month, Samsung unveiled the device’s Android 10 beta testing programme to users in certain regions. Around the same time, the company was releasing the final build of the device that heralded the whole Android 10 rollout for Samsung: its 2019 flagship device, the Galaxy S10.
The following month, December, would see the company release a few updates to the users enrolled in the Note 9’s beta programme while at the same time releasing the final Android 10 build of the Note 9’s successor, the Galaxy Note 10.
Now, in January 2020, it is the turn of its hero device from the second half of 2018, the Galaxy Note 9.
According to reports, users of the device in Germany are the first to get the update while those in other markets, like us in Kenya, can expect to receive it over the next few weeks. Hopefully, before the end of January.
Android 10 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 brings with it most, if not all, of the features that Google has introduced but with the usual added features from Samsung under the One UI 2.0 banner.
Such features include a system-wide dark mode, built-in screen recording, a higher ISO count for those among us that prefer to use the camera’s manual settings in Pro mode, the ability to add an “alternative look” when using the face unlock feature and many others.
The release of the Galaxy Note 9’s update at this time in the year – barely 5 days into the new year – is the fastest, yet. Heck, the Note 9’s successor, the Galaxy Note 10, even beat Google’s own Pixel devices by getting its January security update first.
New year new Samsung?