Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories September 7, 2021

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 loses support for monthly software updates

With the lineup’s future in question now that Samsung’s priority seems to be in foldables, fans of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series are running out of places to go. This week, it seems that a beloved member of that family, the Galaxy Note 9, is one step closer to its end as Samsung has downgraded support for the device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories April 1, 2021

[Update: Galaxy S9 ] Third-party ROM brings Android 11 w/ One UI 3.1 to the Galaxy Note 9

The last “true” Note has to be considered the Galaxy Note 9, as it had almost everything that hardcore fans desired and deserved. But Samsung’s old or previous update schedule means that the Galaxy Note 9 will never officially get Android 11.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 13, 2020

[Update: T-Mobile S9, Note 9] One UI 2.5 update now rolling out for Galaxy Note 9

Even two years after release, the Galaxy Note 9 manages to not only offer a glut of features, the hardware still packs a punch. Now, after a slightly longer wait than anticipated, the One UI 2.5 update is now officially rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories September 15, 2020

[Update: T-Mobile Note 9] September 2020 patch now rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Right on cue, the September 2020 patch has been dropped for the Galaxy Note 9, continuing the excellent update record that Samsung has kept throughout 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories July 27, 2020

[Update: T-Mobile S9/S9+] One UI 2.1 now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

If you are still rocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, we have some great news as the One UI 2.1 update is rolling out for the 2018 flagship right now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories April 8, 2020

March 2020 patch is causing major display issues on some Galaxy Note 9 devices

We’ve lauded Samsung for improving its device update schedule, but it appears that some Galaxy Note 9 owners are experiencing some major display issues since receiving the March 2020 security patch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories February 4, 2020

[Update: US unlocked S10, Note 10] The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 10 beat the Pixel to the February 2020 patch

Samsung has really upped its game recently, pushing updates in good time and has even managed to beat Google Pixel to the February 2020 security patch, as it is now rolling out for the Galaxy Note 9 and Note 10 right now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories January 22, 2020

[Update: S9/S9+] January 2020 security patch now rolling out for the Galaxy S8/S8+, Note 9

The January 2020 security patch is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories December 19, 2019

[Update: Galaxy S8/S8+] Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 9 now receiving December 2019 security patch

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 10 are now receiving the December 2019 security patch — ahead of the Google Pixel.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories December 13, 2019

While we’ve seen the removal of the iris scanner from the 2019 Samsung flagships, the most recent Android 10 beta for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 has added support for Google’s new Biometric API.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories December 11, 2019

After a short wait, the Android 10 beta for the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 is now open in the US for those with unlocked handsets.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 27, 2019

A Samsung Android 10 roadmap has hinted at when several popular Galaxy devices — including the Note 10, S10, Note 9, and S9 — are set to get the stable OS build.

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[Update: Beta live in India, US soon] Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 will get Android 10 beta update ‘soon’

The Android 10 beta is in full swing for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 but is set to be extended to the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 at some point in the not-too-distant future.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 25, 2019

[Update: Galaxy S8] November 2019 security patch already rolling for the Samsung Galaxy S10

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is already receiving the November 2019 security patch in some regions, making it one of the first devices to get the update.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories August 13, 2019

[Update: T-Mobile Note 9] Galaxy Note 9 update adding dedicated camera Night Mode, June patch

Arguably one of the best value Samsung smartphones at this point in 2019, the Galaxy Note 9 is a beast of a device that has improved even more so since Android Pie arrived. Now the dedicated camera Night Mode is rolling out to Galaxy Note 9 users.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories August 1, 2019

[Update: AT&T, T-Mobile Note 8, S9] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update now rolling out w/ July 2019 patch

Samsung is now rolling out an update for the Galaxy Note 9 that brings with it the July 2019 security patch. The update has been confirmed in a number of markets including France, the Middle East, and Africa (via SamMobile).

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories July 26, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was and is a fantastic Note. It marries the stunning design approach that Samsung has become known for since the release of the Galaxy S8 and the all-day power of the Note 5, all while avoiding the misfires (terrible pun) of the Note 7 and Note 8.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories May 16, 2019

Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 9 now receiving May 2019 security patch

For anyone with the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9, the latest May 2019 security OTA updates are rolling out.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories April 11, 2019

Galaxy Note 9 update brings April 2019 security patch, starting with Eastern Europe

After confirmation that updates would continue monthly for the Galaxy S10, the support for the Galaxy Note 9 is powering on with a device update bringing the April 2019 security patch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories March 12, 2019

Android Pie now rolling out to Verizon and Unlocked US Galaxy Note 9 devices

Samsung has really ramped up the speed of their updates during the first quarter of 2019, but two notable absentees were the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note 9 and the unlocked US variants. Well, now the Verizon Galaxy Note 9 finally has Android Pie ready to download alongside the unlocked US model.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories March 4, 2019

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie OTA rolling out now

If you are on the T-Mobile network, the long wait for a taste of Android Pie on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 should hopefully be over. The One UI update is now rolling out to T-Mobile locked Galaxy Note 9 devices right now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories March 1, 2019

Android Pie approved for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9, rolling out soon, Huawei Mate 10 Pro updated

Android Pie’s rollout has been slow, but as the third month of 2019 kicks off, we’re seeing more and more devices get the latest version of Android. To close out this week, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is finally getting Android Pie on T-Mobile, while the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is getting the update too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories February 28, 2019

How to remap the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8

Samsung first introduced the now infamous Bixby button on its Galaxy S8 and in the time since, users have been actively looking for ways to use it for other purposes. Now, Samsung has finally made that functionality available on several devices. Here’s how to remap the Bixby button on the Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9, and Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 has the ability to remap the Bixby hardware button on the side of the device. We reported last week that this feature would be heading to more Samsung devices in the coming weeks, and now the feature available for older Galaxy devices (via SamMobile).

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories February 22, 2019

Bixby button remapping coming to other Galaxy phones incl. Note 9, S9

Just because the Samsung overload wasn’t quite done, there is more news about the sometimes infuriating Bixby button. Older Galaxy devices will receive an update to match the Galaxy S10’s ability to remap the button to a favored app in the coming weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories February 15, 2019

February security patch now rolling out for the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung has been relentless with the updates as of late and shows no signs of letting up with the February security patch now rolling out to the Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories February 8, 2019

At its release, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was almost totally unrivaled. The problem is that since August 2018, we’ve seen a ton of flagships release which tackle the Note 9.

Quite a few have even come close to beating the best phone of 2018, however, how does the Note 9 hold up in early 2019? Let’s dive in.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories February 6, 2019

Pushing bezels all the way to the edges and avoiding the notch have created some pretty astounding feats of technology in the smartphone world over the past year or so. Now, as a fresh patent has revealed, Samsung might want to eventually put a camera inside of the S-Pen on its Galaxy Note smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories February 4, 2019

Sprint Android Pie update for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rolling out now

More Android Pie update news for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users in the US, as Sprint is now rolling out the update across the board.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories January 31, 2019

First carrier-locked Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update lands w/ AT&T, S9 too

Samsung has been working surprisingly quick on rolling out Android Pie to its portfolio, and today that continues with the Galaxy Note 9. AT&T Galaxy Note 9 owners are reporting Android Pie rolling out right now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories January 28, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update now rolling out to unlocked UK users

Yet more Android Pie update news for Samsung devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is officially receiving the Android Pie update for UK users (as initially reported by SamMobile).

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories January 22, 2019

DxOMark has been testing smartphone cameras for a while now, but has just introduced scoring for front-facing selfie cameras. The Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have hit the top of the very first selfie leaderboard with a score of 92 respectively. The iPhone XS Max sits much lower with an overall ‘Selfie Score’ of 82.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories January 14, 2019

Android Pie update for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 potentially pushed back to February

The Android Pie update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was scheduled for a January rollout but according to Samsung’s Turkish portal Guncelmiyiz, the update may have been pushed back to February 1 at the earliest.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories January 4, 2019

Samsung has really upped their update game in recent months, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update actually rolling out to some European users right on the proposed schedule. expand full story

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories January 2, 2019

Samsung has been well ahead of schedule in pushing out Android 10 to its devices and now, that’s extending to older models. This week, the Galaxy Note 9 is getting its Android 10 update in some regions.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories December 31, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets a fourth Android Pie beta update w/ touchscreen issue fixes

Updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta are coming thick and fast. We’ve already seen the device get a few updates already, but now for users in India, Germany and South Korea, a fourth update is steadily rolling out with the rest of the world getting the update very soon.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories December 28, 2018

[Update: Not present in final build] Adoptable storage may be heading to Samsung devices w/ the Android Pie update

Google has introduced a lot of handy features to Android over the years, and one of the most useful is that of adoptable storage. Despite its huge benefits, though, Samsung has not enabled it on its various devices. Now, though, it appears Samsung adoptable storage may finally be coming thanks to Android Pie.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories December 11, 2018

Second Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta update rolling out

The second update to the Android Pie beta for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now rolling out across the globe. This update includes a series of bug fixes and stability improvements to the One UI beta on the device which has only been made available in recent weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories December 4, 2018

After a false start last week, Samsung has officially made its One UI beta program available to Galaxy Note 9 owners in the United States (as well as Korea and Germany). If you’ve got a Note 9 and want to try out Android Pie and Samsung’s One UI early, here’s how to sign up.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 One UI beta released in Germany and India

The One UI beta for Samsung devices is now available to Galaxy Note 9 users in Germany and India, this comes just after we saw the registration process appear (then disappear) for owners in the United States.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 28, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users have already had the opportunity to get on the Samsung One UI with the Android Pie beta, but now Note 9 users can register to get involved in this limited testing phase. The download isn’t yet available, but the registration process is now open to US users.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 26, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Snow White variant launches in Taiwan

Samsung really seems to make an effort to create some great looking handsets that aren’t available outside of Asian markets and that tradition continues with the Galaxy Note 9 “First Snow White” version — available exclusively to Taiwan.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 16, 2018

Samsung Good Lock app now supports nav bar customization

Changing your status bar icons on Samsung devices just got a little easier thanks to the updated Good Lock app. If you’re not a fan of the settings on your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9, then you can access this further customization tool right now and begin tweaking the navigation buttons to your heart’s content without needing to root your phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 13, 2018

When Samsung released the DeX solution alongside the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ it seemed like a big stretch. Would people would want to tether their Android phone and create a pseudo-desktop experience that relied solely on the mobile OS? The announcement of Linux on DeX and subsequent beta for this might finally give the hardware a new lease of life.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 9, 2018

For years, we’ve all longed for the ultimate all-in-one style device that can be both a mobile phone and also full laptop or desktop computer experience. Samsung has offered its own Android-centric solution through DeX, which gives Android a better keyboard and mouse experience. Now Samsung seeks to take that a step further by turning your phone into a real computer with ‘Linux on DeX.’

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories November 7, 2018

Since the release of Android Pie, many devices have been brought up to date with the latest version of Android. While this has been the case for many traditional brands like OnePlus and LG, Samsung devices have been noticeably absent. Now it seems the wait will soon be over, with the first beta of Samsung’s vision for Android Pie coming this month.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Stories October 26, 2018

Friday 5: Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 screen protectors [Video]

Make no mistake, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is an expensive handset at over $900, which means if you don’t want an equally expensive repair bill, then a case, screen protector or both might be top of your priority list. Since using the device I have had the opportunity to test quite a few cases and already compiled a list of my favorite cases for the Note 9, but this is all about protecting that exemplary display.

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