After some initial confusion about whether or not the Galaxy Note 9 would receive the One UI 2.1 update, there’s more clarity on the matter. Members from Samsung’s software team have been more open with information about the process on the company’s official forums for South Korea.
It was revealed last week that the One UI 2.1 update for the Galaxy Note 9 was in development. Today, a moderator on the forum has confirmed that the said update has now entered testing, which means it’s now one step closer to release.
After initially saying that there were no plans to bring One UI 2.1 to the Galaxy Note 9, it was later said that the team was figuring out which One UI 2.1 features could be added to the firmware for the Galaxy Note 9 to ensure optimal performance.
That wouldn’t really be needed since almost all of the software features that were introduced with One UI 2.1 on the Galaxy S20 made it to the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in its One UI 2.1 update. As some of you will be well aware, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite has the same Exynos 9810 processor as the Galaxy Note 9.
A moderator on the forum has now confirmed that firmware with One UI 2.1 for the Galaxy Note 9 has been prepared and it has entered testing. The moderator adds that the team will do its best to make sure that the stable firmware is released to customers who have long been waiting for it.
This also bodes well for the Galaxy S9 which will likely be the next in line after this update is released for the Galaxy Note 9. Given that millions of people still own these devices, Samsung has the opportunity to make its fans really happy if it comes through for them with the One UI 2.1 update.