Samsung has announced plans to release a software update that will make all Galaxy Note 7 useless.
Maybe it’s hard to believe, but there are still some people using the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This smartphone has the minor problem of catching on fire after the batteries explode.
According to Samsung company, more than 93 percent people have returned their phones, but still 7 percent people are still using Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
What happened? Here’s the short story.
- Some Galaxy Note 7 batteries got burned due to catch fire.
- Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 and offered to exchange the phone for a new model with different batteries or get a refund.
- Some new models burned up, too. Samsung again recalled the phones and stopped production completely, so everyone stopped selling the phone.
- The FCC and Airlines banned the Galaxy Note 7 because of fire risk.
- After it, Samsung openly wrote an apologizing letter for the issues.
- Now the company plans to release a software update to stop the phone from charging.
If you’re still using Samsung Galaxy Note 7, don’t want to exchange for some reason, you’ll soon be unlucky.
Samsung will release a software update starting on 19 December that prevents all remaining U.S Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from charging, will turn all U.S Galaxy Note 7 unusable.
The new Android OS update resolve “Eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices,” in accordance to a Friday report from South Korean tech giant.
The upcoming software will prevent the devices from charging and stop its access to mobile devices, which means that the upcoming software will stop charging process immediately in case of updating, and you’ll be blocked from wireless networks (i.e. Wi-Fi), but don’t be worried because refund or exchange option is still open.
Not all telecom providers like Verizon, have agreed with Samsung Company, Stating, ” we’ll not put the software update to customers that will stop the ability for the Galaxy Note 7 to work as a mobile device. We don’t want to make it impossible to connect friends and family, who don’t have another device to shift to”.
But other telecom offers like carriers AT&T, sprint and T-Mobile all of them settled to release the updates as planned by Samsung company. The company is taking these steps, because of faulty batteries, to avoid any future issues.
This week Samsung announced a similar plan for Canada’s customers. It will release similar software update that stops the charging abilities and prevent it from connecting to mobile network and Wi-Fi.