As promised, Samsung Electronics today released the final version of Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy Note 9. As of 13: 15 GMT on January 4, the update is available only to users from Germany and Liechtenstein, as reported by residents of these countries. With them, the manufacturer began distributing Android 9 Pie for Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the end of last year, subsequently expanding the list of States where the release of the update took place.
It was originally thought that the Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy Note 9 won’t be released until February 2019. However, apparently, the developers of Samsung managed to optimize the update for the flagship phablet earlier, and therefore they decided not to postpone the release, moving it to an earlier date. This is also hinted at by the” weight ” of the update, which for the participants of the preliminary testing program, who installed the final beta version, was only 95 MB.
How to install Android 9 Pie
If you still don’t have access to Android 9 Pie, but really want to, there are two options. The first involves connecting to a VPN with a choice as the location of Germany. However, this method requires a paid subscription because most VPN services do not allow you to download large amounts of data for free. The second is to install the beta version of Android 9 Pie and use it, because, as mentioned above, it is not much different from the release build.
Android 9 Pie for Galaxy Note 9 includes a new one UI shell. Unlike Samsung Experience, it was originally designed for smartphones with an elongated display. For ease of use, One UI divides the interface into two parts — the visual and the contact — thus minimizing the need to drag your finger to the top of the display, as all manipulations will be carried out at the bottom.