Today, Samsung began the global roll out of its latest Galaxy Note8 flagship smartphone. The device got its first update even before this commercial launch. The update was hitting international units so far, but it has now arrived in the US as well.
Specifically, Verizon has started pushing out a new update to Galaxy Note8 units on its network.
The update arrives as version N950USQU1AQI5, and - like the one hitting international variants - doesn't include September security fixes. The kernel update date is September 8 though (compared to September 1 on international models).
Sadly, there is currently no information on exactly what changes are included in the update. Likely, it's same as the update hitting non-US models, so it's about improvements related to the camera app, wireless charging, and overall performance of the phone.
I don't install updates. I had the note 3 on the original build with kitkat 4.4.1 for over 3 years with 0 issues. I had the phone without restart for months and never had any app crashes or random restarts or any problems whatsoever even with 200 ...
Its been available since the Galaxy S, and lots more till now, but I know sometimes they removed it as a feature then brought it back in later software.