Saturday March 25, 2017

Samsung Will Remotely Kill All Unreturned Galaxy Note 7 Units This Month

The scandalous phablet is truly finished, as Samsung plans to permanently handicap all Note 7 units that are still in the wild. A software update that prevents the phones from charging will be rolling out, which will practically make them unusable and merely a collector’s item.

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The only way users will be able to use the handset after this update is by keeping it plugged into the wall at all times. The company has already released a similar update in markets like the United States where the last few remaining units were effectively taken out of circulation by disabling the ability to charge the battery. Another method Samsung adopted in certain countries was to work with mobile carriers to shut off mobile network access to the Galaxy Note 7.