Question: What's the big deal about this particular update. Is your phone working well? If Ford put a new engine in their cars will you change to GM because they didn't send you an upgrade for the vehicule.
I have a S10 with Androïd 10 and before I had a S9 with Androïd 9 and Gmail worked well, since I switched, Gmail don't work as well (synchro problems). Insted of crying I use the email app of Samsung and it does the job. Sometimes it's better to stick with an older version that works.
If you change company , Samsung to LG or even IPhone for example, you may encounter other problems. So please be PATIENT.
Would be nice to see the N9 users get their update though... just to clear the forum boards, and my honey has my old N9.... she couldnt care less about a UI updates and I often have to remind her to load it after a month...lol... I suspect she represents a silent majority of mall buyers that really dont think about this stuff.
looking at the boards here, availability bias is at play, as all you see is this update dissatisfaction.. in end, I dont think Samsung suffers much from a volume sales perspective in association with monthly security, and UI update timelines. This is a small percentage is super engaged consumers carrying this flag.
I won't buy a new phone every year to have the version of Android.
And if you own a S series phone to use Gmail, isn't that overkill?