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4 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy A Oreo & 6 Reasons You Should

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Samsung is rolling Android 8.0 Oreo out to the Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A3 (2017) in select regions. And while many Galaxy A users will want to install Oreo as soon as it arrives, others are better off waiting a few hours or a few days before making the move.

The Samsung Galaxy Android Oreo roll out started with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, but it’s slowly starting to hit other models including mid-range phones like the Galaxy A series.

In a bit of a surprise, Samsung’s rolling Android 8.0 Oreo and the new Experience 9.0 UI out to the Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A3. The update and its new features are also starting to hit the Galaxy A8 (2018).

The Samsung Galaxy A’s Oreo update comes with an impressive array of features including some from Samsung’s new user interface. The new operating system also includes improvements to security, bug fixes, and potential performance improvements.

Thanks to these changes, the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy A series is a sizable download. The Oreo upgrade should be somewhere between 1GB and 1.5GB.

If you haven’t kept up with your device’s updates, you could be looking at a more substantial¬†download and a longer installation process because you’ll likely be forced to download the software updates you skipped.

It’s a substantial release for the Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A3 and most of you will want to install it soon after the prompt appears. That said, there are a few reasons to take a raincheck.

This is a major software release and huge Android updates like Oreo can have a significant impact on your device’s performance. Some Galaxy A users will see a performance bump, others will run into performance issues.

Common Oreo problems include severe battery drain, Bluetooth and GPS problems, issues with first and third party applications, lag, lock-ups, and more.

There’s a chance you see some of these after you install Oreo on your Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, or Galaxy A8, so you’ll want to be prepared.

With that in mind, allow us to take you through some reasons why you should, and shouldn’t, install your Galaxy A Oreo update right away.

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  1. Fabio

    05/28/2018 at 6:18 am

    Hi, this is a very well written article, cleare and brief, with reasonable suggestions.
    I’d just like to report to you that I’m experiencing severe issues after updating my Samsung Galaxy a3 (2017 ed.). It shows lags, it spontaneously reboot, many apps (even system apps) don’t work properly anymore, etc. All these problems show up randomly after a reboot. I’ve already asked help to a samsung support center (I hope they’ll be able to fix it), I just wanted let you know that some (critical) problems may actually arise after upgrading to Oreo.
    Cheers

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