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Galaxy Note9 update with One UI 2.0 and Android 10 rolling out (Update: Verizon)

Much like the more recent Galaxy S10 and Note10 series, the older Note9 is also being updated to Samsung's One UI 2.0, based on Android 10. Following beta testing and an early release to stable for beta users, the update is finally deploying to Note9 devices more widely.

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Opinion: Samsung is fast becoming the Android update king

Until recently, the words "Samsung" and "timely updates" were never uttered in the same sentence, unless you were emphasizing the contradiction between them. The Korean behemoth had a reliable, albeit very leisurely update schedule, pushing Android users who valued prompt access to security patches and new features away. With Android 10, things changed drastically, and Samsung has been impressing us more and more, with both major OTA rollouts and monthly security patches. Whether it's due to a different strategy, new team or leadership, Android's Project Treble, or some magical potion, Samsung is quickly becoming the OEM to beat for Android updates and we can't help but applaud its recent efforts.

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You can enable Bixby Routines on older Samsung phones like the Galaxy S9, and here's how (APK Download)

Samsung introduced a new feature called Bixby Routines to its phones last year, allowing you to set up simple automated rules for certain actions — sort of like IFTTT, or a less powerful, built-in version of Tasker for Samsung phones. Though it is available on devices like the Galaxy S10, Note10, and Galaxy Fold, Samsung never brought the feature to the older S9 or Note9, even in recent Android 10/One UI 2 updates. However, we have verified that sideloading the latest version of the Bixby Routines app brings the feature to older devices, including the Galaxy S9 and Note9, and it also works for some on older devices like the Galaxy S8 running Android Pie.

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Grab an unlocked 512GB Galaxy Note9 and carry all your media offline for just $685 (45% off) (Update: Even cheaper)

If you're eyeing a Galaxy Note10 but don't want to spend a fortune on one, you might want to consider a Note9. Even though it's not the company's latest model, it's still a great device that offers amazing performance and shoots great photos. The 512GB model traditionally sells for a whopping $1,250, but you can snatch it for just $685 on Amazon thanks to this deal.

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Pick up a 512GB Galaxy Note9 for $786 ($89 off) at Amazon

There are a lot of things to love about the Galaxy Note9, including its beautiful display, outstanding battery life, and more RAM than you could possibly overcome while blitzing through daily tasks. In many ways, it's an even better device than the newest Notes on the market, and now it can be yours for the cheapest price we've seen so far on Amazon. For a limited time, you can pick up a 512GB Galaxy Note9 for only $785.83 ($89.16 off).

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Galaxy S9 and Note9 inch closer to official Android 10 release with One UI 2.0 beta 4 and 5

Just last month, Samsung revealed its One UI 2.0 roadmap that outlined plans to push Android 10 to flagship Galaxy devices from the past two years, most notably the S10, Note10, S9, and Note9 series. With this year quickly coming to a close, Samsung has ramped up efforts to finalize One UI 2.0 for its January 2020 launch. Just one week after beta 3 dropped for the Galaxy S9/S9+, the fourth Android 10 beta for these devices is now available in India and the UK.

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Save big on a Samsung Galaxy Note9, starting at just $550 on eBay

Sure, the Note10 and Note10+ are undoubtedly at the top of many wishlists this holiday season, but the Note9 is still a fantastic device in its own right. Last year's Samsung flagship is especially enticing when you can snatch one up for almost half off its original price. For a limited time, grab a brand new Galaxy Note9 128GB for $549.99 ($450 off) or a Galaxy Note9 512GB for $649.99 ($600 off) on eBay.

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One UI 2.0 Android 10 beta rolling out for Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 (Update: Now in the US)

It looks like Samsung is firing on all cylinders when it comes to updating its recent devices to Android 10. After pumping out seven Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta updates for the Galaxy S10 series within a time span of six weeks, Samsung has now rolled out Android 10 beta for the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 users in South Korea and India. Besides getting Android 10, Samsung's older flagships also received an early Christmas present from the company: Night mode photography that works on more than just the primary camera.

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State-by-state Android popularity map suggests where you live may affect your phone choice

Every Android fan knows Samsung phones are extremely popular, but just which models are leading the pack? A new report sheds some light on the situation, not just helping to confirm that Galaxy models are the most used in each US state, but also revealing some interesting trends about the devices preferred in different regions.

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The unlocked Galaxy Note9 is $649 at Amazon, its lowest price ever, today only

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us now, there are still some great deals to be found for quality smartphones. Amazon is currently selling the unlocked Galaxy Note9 in Midnight Black with 128GB of storage for just $649, which is $151 off its usual price. There's also a 512GB model going for $839, down from its usual $1,050. Both deals are set to expire at the end of the day today.

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