The samsung company confirms it will provide the united states Note 7 pointless with next update
Korean will render remaining Galaxy Note 7s in the United States useless and inoperable with its next and final update for the recalled smartphone. Today the business confirmed that it plans to produce an upgrade on December 19th -- to be distributed across all major carriers within 30 days -- that will "prevent US Galaxy Note 7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices. inches
This final shutdown of the phone appears to be Samsung's last work to get all Be aware 7s back in it is possession. Samsung says that 93 percent of US-sold Note 7 units have been returned, which sets about 133, 000 mobile phones unaccounted for. And with this next update supposed to basically kill the device for good, Samsung korea will ramp up communication with customers still having onto them for whatever reason:
With each other with our carrier companions, we will be informing consumers through multiple touchpoints to encourage any leftover Galaxy Note7 owners to participate in the program also to take good thing about the financial incentives available.
The Note 7 was were recalled last September after multiple reports of units that caught fire. Replacement models were quickly sent out, and those units were then quickly recalled in mid-October when it became apparent that they got the same problem.
The samsung company has been trying away different methods across the globe for getting Take note 7 owners to go back their phones. Currently, Be aware 7s in the usa are restricted from charging past 60 percent and receive a pop-up notification about the remember whenever the screen is turned on. Canada, Notice 7s are planning to have all wireless networking handicapped -- they won't even be capable of make a phone call.
Removing the phone's charging capability -- and, therefore, disabling it once and for all -- as it's doing in the US in the near future is the farthest that Korean has gone yet. This kind of appears to be Samsung's final try to get staying Note 7s back in its possession or maybe remove the risk of them catching fire, since their batteries soon won't be able to charge in the first place.
Take note 7 owners can still return their phones or exchange them for other Samsung devices.