Killing Galaxy Note 7

Killing Galaxy Note 7 – Samsung begins rolling out final update

BY H. Parvez / January 8, 2017
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BY H. Parvez / January 8, 2017 / Devices, News, OS Updates

Right before the Holiday Season, Samsung made an official announcement regarding the Galaxy Note 7 in the United States. In a combined effort with the U.S. carriers such as T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and others, Samsung is killing Galaxy Note 7 devices in the United States and abroad.

The last update currently being rolled out by Verizon renders the device incapable of being charged, and can only be used if the device is connected to a charger. The software version MMB29M.N930VVRS3APL2 will be bringing the short and ill-fated run of Samsung’s prized phablet to an end.

If you are among the Verizon users who are still holding on to their Galaxy Note 7, be prepared to see the following message after the new update:

Killing Galaxy Note 7

Samsung is also killing Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea

While the update being released for the phablet in South Korea is not as aggressive as the one being rolled out in the United States, it is bad enough. After lowering down the charging cap on the battery of the Note 7 every few months, Samsung has been able to recall 94% of all units sold in their home country.

However, in order to convince the rest to return their hazardous devices, Samsung is now rolling out a new update that limits the charging capacity of the device to just 15%. Even for the most adamant users, the cap on 15% charge should be more than enough for a reason to return their units.

Source: ZDNet

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