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Galaxy Note 9 may launch four days after Android 9.0 P goes official

Everyone knows Samsung’s Galaxy Note flagships are released with an older version of Android around the same time the newest version is officially released by Google. But this year, Samsung may be cutting it extremely close, if a rumor about Android 9.0 P’s official release is true. According to evleaks, Android 9.0 will debut on August 20. That’s four days before the Galaxy Note 9 is going to hit retail shelves.

Galaxy Note 9 and Android 9.0 debut may happen around the same time

Is Samsung wrong to not wait for the newer version of Android to be released and offer it on its new Note flagship? Well, not exactly. Google releases a major new version of Android every year, and OEMs can’t keep up since they also need to consider other aspects, such as the right time for launching a new flagship so sales aren’t affected. Waiting for Android 9.0’s debut would mean Samsung would have to launch the Note 9 sometime after September, which would put it in direct competition with the iPhone.

It would also require delaying the launch of the next Galaxy S flagship, which will ultimately lead to a reshuffling of Samsung’s flagship launch schedules. Not to mention that if the Galaxy Note flagships start coming out later with the latest version of Android, it would simply mean that it’s the Galaxy S flagships that would start launching with an older version of Android, so there’s no real solution. And, well, regular consumers don’t exactly care as much about software updates.

It’s still disappointing, of course, that the Note 9 will run Oreo when it goes on sale, so we can only hope Project Treble does its magic and helps Samsung be quick about getting Android 9.0 ready for its devices.

Also Read: Which Samsung devices will get Android 9.0 P?

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Tokher
Tokher

S7 edge deserve Android P.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Android Version doesn’t matter to Samsung phones anymore, they’ve been ahead of the curve for a while. the only major thing in recent Android updates was enhanced notifications and permissions. P is bringing anything substantially new to the table for Samsung. We should be looking forward to what Samsung Experience 9.5 will bring with the Note9 and future android versions. that is where the features lie and the new good lock. everything new coming from Google is now in Google Apps; namely the assistant and that’s country dependant NOT android dependant. if I was in the US I might have… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

They don’t need to wait.. I watched a YouTube video of all the new stuff that’s coming to Android P that’s already on Samsung Galaxy phones since Marshmallow. There’s literally nothing new in Android P. Google takes Samsung innovations and puts it on the next Android version. NFC support, VR support, Vulcan game support, multi windows, multi tasking, wireless charging support, the list goes on and on. They all were on. Samsung phones before Google implemented them. There’s nothing less exciting these days than getting the latest Android OS update if you have a Samsung phone. Well, maybe watching paint… Read more »

fcaroll
fcaroll

The only inportant thing about waiting for newer android releases on samsung phones is performance and optimization, but it’s an infinite wait. Only oreo started making things better after years of terrible performance due to terrible software optimization. What’s more is that many samsung devices are stuck with old versions of android even though they could only run better on the newer ones (hopefully)

Biransahin
Biransahin

Definitely older versions were pretty bad. I’ve had all the Notes, but actually since Note 5 everything has been running very well, and that was released with Android L. I can’t speak for previous S devices as I never owned one, except for S7 Edge to replace the Note7 (rip) and it was an excellent phone. I was glad to get back to my Note8 though as I need my sPen. New versions of Android since Marshmallow have been highly overrated as there’s been nothing new. Security patches are probably more important. In my region we keep very up to… Read more »

locarno
locarno

Where are you from ?

Biransahin
Biransahin

Earth! Lol. I’m based in Turkey right now.

locarno
locarno

I thought that Turkey is late with updates

locarno
locarno

Where I can find full list ?

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Isn’t it the case every year? They haven’t even completed updating all their devices to Oreo yet. The Android P dream for Samsung is many months away from being a reality.

stondec
stondec

Yet Samsung’s version of Oreo will still have more features, better optimization and less bugs than the final Android P than debuts on the next Pixel.

fcaroll
fcaroll

Features yes, optimization definitely not

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

It will have some cheap iOS like look and feel .. will never get android p and here people will shout Samsung is far ahead of android. But in reality lot of duplicate apps, lags ( make a search in note 8 in setting see yourself) , lags in getting notification etc etc