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PSA: Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 are not listed in One UI 3.0/Android 11 roadmap

Launched with Android 8 based Samsung Experience UI, both of the Galaxy S9 series and Note 9 phones received two generations of Android OS upgrades and completed its major upgrade receiving eligibility.

In its official Android 11 roadmap, Samsung cleared that it will not be bringing the Android 11 based One UI 3.0 update to the popular older flagship smartphones including the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9.

While some blogs were mispresenting false information to these device owners, we’ve provided a reliable report about the coming updates for Galaxy S9 and Note 9 phones.

Don’t forget to check this: Samsung One UI 3.0/Android 11: Official Roadmap and Eligible Devices [Updated]

A few days ago, reports were surfaced on the web that presented false hope to the Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 units that it will receive the third platform upgrade. These reports were totally based on the half knowledged Samsung support representatives.

At the same time, we’ve officially confirmed with Samsung then reported that the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 devices are not eligible to get the third major Android update. It doesn’t mean that we’re supporting this decision of Samsung.

Read more: No, Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, and Note 9 will not get Android 11 (One UI 3.0)

However, Samsung has fulfilled its promise to provide One UI 2.5 update to the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 devices, these phones are still listed to receive regular monthly security updates until two years of these launching.

Not that all, after two years of its launching, Samsung is committed to giving two more years of quarterly update support. Meanwhile, these phones will receive only bug fixes and security patches during the schedule of quarterly updates.

Do you know? Samsung has started to rollout December 2020 security patch for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the starting of this month. Read more about it here


Samsung should make amendments in its new update policy and surprise these older flagship smartphone owners by giving one more platform upgrade. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments below.

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James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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