Don't Install If You're Unprepared
There are plenty of reasons to consider installing Android Oreo on your Galaxy Note 8 soon after it arrives. There are also some reasons to hold off. Here are a few reasons to think about waiting a few hours, a few days, or longer before installing Android 8.0.
It's difficult to predict exactly how Android Oreo will impact your Galaxy Note 8's performance. Again, some of you could see a performance bump, others could see performance take a hit.
While some of these problems will emerge soon after you download Oreo, others could appear further down the line. This is why you'll want to prepare yourself, and your device, for the transition. A little prep work can go a long way toward preventing problems and headaches.
To assist you we've put together a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process we use before we install new Android software.
If you use your Galaxy Note 8 for work, you should check in with your IT department (if you have one) before you install the software. It could have a significant impact on the apps and services you rely on to do your job.
You should also get familiar with the changes on board Android 8.0, gather all of your logins because Android 8.0 might log you out, and research the downgrade process.
If you don't have a ton of time to commit to the pre-installation process just be sure you backup your important files.
Data loss is rare, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Make sure all of your key data is safe before you make your move.