Good news for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 owners in the US as it appears Android 10 is rolling out for the carrier-locked variants. According to SamMobile, the update is now available over the air (OTA) for US Cellular, Xfinity Mobile,Â Spectrum Mobile, and Comcast users. Some isolated reports on Reddit and XDA-Forums seem to suggest the update is rolling out for Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T variants as well.
At the time of this writing, Verizon seems to be the only major carrier left to release the update. The second-largest US mobile carrier after AT&T should be onboard soon too. You can manually check for updates in theÂ Software updateÂ menu of the phone's Settings app.
The software version accompanying this big update for the Galaxy Note 9 in the US is N960USQU3DTA4. This may vary depending on your mobile carrier, though. This Android 10 One UI 2.0 update also bundles the January 2020 Android security patch. Expect the OTA download size to weigh in at around 2GB.
The Android 10-based One UI 2.0 brings Google's navigation gestures, Link to Windows integration, a native screen recorder, improved Digital Wellbeing, and more to your Samsung Galaxy Note 9. You'll also see plenty of UI changes and enhancements.
Android 10 rolling out for carrier-locked Galaxy Note 9 in the US
US wireless service providers are usually late in rolling out Android version updates as they need to optimize the new software for their specific variants before pushing out to the users. However, they have been significantly faster in releasing the Android 10-based One UI 2.0.
They did a phenomenal job of delivering the newest software to Samsung's Galaxy S10, Note 10, and now Note 9 models without much delay, beating unlocked units to the punch. Unlocked Galaxy Note 9 units will hopefully follow soon. The Android 10 update for the 2018 S Pen-wielding flagship first started rolling out at the beginning of this month.
Interestingly, the Android 10 update for the Galaxy S9 series arrived much earlier in the US. In fact, Galaxy S9 units on Xfinity Mobile were among the first in the world to receive the update.Â The update only started rolling out today and should gradually expand to other carriers over the next few weeks.
Android 10 will be the last major Android OS upgrade for both the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 phones. The handsets were launched with Android 8 Oreo in 2018 and were upgraded to Android 9 Pie last year. And since Samsung traditionally provides only two major Android OS updates to its Galaxy smartphones, these devices will miss out on Android 11. They'll continue to receive minor feature enhancement updates and Android security updates for at least a couple more years, though.