Once a smartphone hits the market, software updates are the only way the company can tweak the experience of the device. While updates are great, sometimes they might find you off-guard, that is, without enough mobile data or no immediate access to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Usually, in such cases, Samsung allows users of its Galaxy phones to postpone installing the update to a later time, perhaps when they’ll have access to a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Until now, Samsung Galaxy smartphone users could postpone installing the updates for as long as they could, but this is no more. Apparently, Samsung won’t let you defer software updates more than 10 times.
It’s a smart and strange decision at the same time. It’s smart in the sense that Samsung will have all of its devices updated with the latest software at any given moment. As for being strange, some people intentionally delay downloading updates so as to see what issues early adopters are going through, after which they can decide on whether to update or not.
It’s because of the latter reason that you’ll find a good number of Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 and S7 users who are still on Nougat today, yet Oreo has been available for these devices for quite some time now.