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European Galaxy Note 7 users will receive an update to limit battery capacity to 30%

One year ago   |   By Phandroid

Samsung has announced it will be seeding an update to European users of the Galaxy Note 7 which will limit the battery capacity to just 30% instead of removing mobile network access.
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Verizon won't issue upcoming Note 7 update due to safety concerns

Verizon won't issue upcoming Note 7 update due to safety concerns

One year ago   |   By Techno Buffalo

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In what can only be considered the ultimate irony, Verizon on Friday said it won't issue Samsung's upcoming Note 7 update due to safety concerns.
“Verizon will not be taking part in this update because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note 7 users that do not have another device to switch to,” Verizon said in a statement.
The carrier argues people won't be able to contact first responders should an emergency situation arise. Samsung, meanwhile, argues that people who have the Note 7 are putting themselves at risk.
“We will not push a software...
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Samsung will disable all US Galaxy Note 7 phone functionalities, Verizon models not included

Samsung will disable all US Galaxy Note 7 phone functionalities, Verizon models not included

One year ago   |   By Phone Arena

Samsung today announced that it's planning to roll out a software update for Galaxy Note 7 handsets that are still in the wild in the US. The update will be released starting December 19, preventing Note 7 phones from being charged, and eliminating "their ability to work as mobile devices." However, not all Note 7 units will become useless bricks .
In response to Samsung's announcement, Verizon said that it won't be pushing any update to render its Note 7 phones useless. Thus, if you bought a Galaxy Note 7 from Verizon and still have it, you'll be able to ...
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Verizon Refuses To Help Samsung Disable Galaxy Note 7s

One year ago   |   By Android Headlines

It's been almost two months since Samsung discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 and issued a worldwide recall of the device, but the drama surrounding this fiasco is still not over. Quite the contrary, in fact. Namely, the South Korean tech giant has just confirmed plans to start bricking remaining units of the said phablet in the United States. In exactly ten days, the company will start rolling out an update which will prevent the phone from charging and eliminate its ability to connect to cellular networks. This decision marks Samsung's final effort to prompt users to take advantage of the...
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TWRP Comes to the ZTE Axon 7, OnePlus 3T & More

One year ago   |   By Android Headlines

TWRP has just launched support for a slew of new devices. These include the North American variant of the ZTE Axon 7, the OnePlus 3T, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, LeEco Le 2, BQ Aquaris U Plus, Aquarius U Lite and Aquaris U. You can head to the source link below to grab TWRP for your device and get flashing. This is great news for tinkerers that own these devices, as it is now a bit easy to tinker with your smartphone and do whatever you want to it.
For those that may be unaware of what TWRP actually is, it's a custom recovery that can be flashed onto your smartphone . Having a custom...
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Samsung update will prevent the Note 7 from charging

Samsung update will prevent the Note 7 from charging

One year ago   |   By Techno Buffalo

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Samsung has already made it abundantly clear that you should return your Galaxy Note 7, offering refunds and exchanges as a consolation. But in case you haven't taken advantage of the Korean company's exchange program, you'll soon have no choice.
Starting on Dec. 19, Samsung says it will roll out a software update in the U.S. that will essentially render the Note 7 useless. In addition to stripping the device of it ability to connect to wireless networks, the update will also prevent the Note 7 from charging.
The move comes after Samsung introduced another...
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Samsung Limiting Galaxy Note 7 Battery To 30% In Europe

One year ago   |   By Android Headlines

Just a few hours ago, Samsung announced plans to essentially brick all remaining units of the Galaxy Note 7 which are still active in the United States. More specifically, the company will soon issue a mandatory update which will prevent these devices from charging and connecting to wireless networks. Over in Canada, the South Korean phone maker is planning a similar measure which will result in an update designed to eliminate cellular connectivity of the remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices. It's been almost two months since the tech giant discontinued its latest phablet which proved to be a...
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This Galaxy S8 Edge concept brings beautiful bezel-less design to life

This Galaxy S8 Edge concept brings beautiful bezel-less design to life

One year ago   |   By Techno Buffalo

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Since the Note 7 burned out pretty quickly , all the attention has shifted towards to the Galaxy S8 and Edge variant. Just yesterday we got new details about what we can expect from the S8 next year. All of this sounds pretty awesome, but we still don't know what the phone will look like-until now .
DBS Design made a concept of the S8 Edge, and it looks insane. From the rumors that we've been hearing, a “wraparound” display is awaiting Samsung's next flagship and this concept brings that to life. The phone looks like a single sheet of aluminium with a...
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Samsung is killing the Note 7 in the US, but like an evil movie villain, it just won't die

Samsung is killing the Note 7 in the US, but like an evil movie villain, it just won't die

One year ago   |   By Tech Radar

The remaining 7% of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 holdouts who refuse to give up their recalled phone in the US are about to be permanently disconnected. A software update preventing the Note 7 from charging and making phone calls will render it useless starting on December 19, according to Samsung. This marks the end of Samsung's three-month-long recall effort stemming from a handful of exploding Note 7 batteries that have caused burns and fires. "Together with our carrier partners, we will be notifying consumers through multiple touchpoints," said Samsung in a statement. With 93% handsets...
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Samsung Bricking Remaining Galaxy Note 7 Units In US

One year ago   |   By Android Headlines

The Galaxy Note 7 just wasn't meant to be, but a small number of its owners are still holding onto it for various reasons. There's not a lot of them, mind you, as Samsung just revealed that the Galaxy Note 7 recall program in the United States was relatively successful as over 93% of all units have so far been returned to the company, while all customers were either issued a refund or a replacement device. Now, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer and wireless carriers had to make some rather aggressive moves to get certain customers to return their potentially dangerous devices. Among...
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