Samsung’s Android 10 update brings tons of new features and it could also have a tremendous impact on your Galaxy Note 9’s performance. And while most of you should install it right now, others might be better off waiting a little longer before moving over from Android Pie.
Earlier this year, Samsung pulled the Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 and One UI 2.0 update out of beta testing. The company’s Android 10 roll out is picking up steam and Samsung’s now pushing the software out to Galaxy Note 9 models all around the globe.
In the United States, the update is available for devices locked to major carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) and smaller carriers. It’s also out for unlocked Galaxy Note 9 models.
The Galaxy Note 9’s version of Android 10 is loaded up with changes including user interface tweaks, improvements to Dark Mode, upgrades to the camera app, smoother animations, and a better version of Device Care.
The Android 10 update could also have a big impact on your Galaxy Note 9’s performance. While some of you might see a huge boost, others might run into trouble.
As we push away from the update’s release we’ve seen complaints about bugs and performance issues. Some of these problems are brand new, others have carried over from Android Pie and the Android 10 beta. The list of issues will grow as more Galaxy Note 9 users download Android 10.
So while there are some great reasons to install Android 10 (or if you’re already running Android 10, the latest version of it) soon after it arrives, there are also some great reasons to hold off. These problems are just one of the reasons why you might want to take a raincheck.
If you’re currently straddling the fence, we’re here to help. In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to move to Android 10 and the best reasons to wait.
We’ll continue to add to the list as we discover useful features and as Samsung adds new features over the next year.
Install Android 10 Right Now for Better Security
If you store sensitive data on your Galaxy Note 9 you should think about installing the Android 10, or the latest version of it, soon after it touches down for your device.
You can expect upcoming versions of Android 10 to come with newer security patches. Remember, Google and Samsung release critical patches every month.
If you're curious about Samsung's security updates, you can read more about all of the changes over on the company's website.
If you failed to download an update from a previous month, you should also get the patches and fixes from those updates when you install Android 10.
Android 10 also brings several improvements to device security and you can read about those here in Google's full change log.