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Samsung encouraging users to install updates with Domino's pizza
A sharp-eyed redditor noticed that Samsung has started issuing out digital Domino’s coupons to bribe users into updating their devices. The offer he saw on his Galaxy J7 was located in the My Galaxy app and reads as follows:
Update Phone Software, Get Dominos OfferGet Flat 20% off on Pizzas & Breads at Domino’s on updating your phone software at your nearest Samsung exclusive store or through WiFi.Check if your phone needs a software update. You can do this by following the below steps:Settings > General Settings > About Device > Software update > Update Now
So far we’re only seeing this deal being offered in India. 9to5Google is speculating that the Korean tech titan might be giving the promo a trial run before potentially rolling it out to other regions.
This is one of those kinds of dynamics that has tech enthusiasts and power users pulling their hair out. Why should an offer like this even have to exist? Why would you not want to install security updates on your phone? Must we bribe you with pizza to make sure you protect your own data?? It’s a sad reality, but many casual users who aren’t actively involved in the tech world fall prey to a bevy of misinformation through their friends and family. “Don’t update. I updated mine and now it sucks.” Perhaps it will take pepperoni to combat the reluctant updater.
What are your thoughts regarding Samsung’s latest attempt to coax users into keeping their devices up to date? A sad necessity, or “Hey! Cheap pizza for doing what I already do!” Let us know your take in the comments below.