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Samsung concludes Note 7 investigation, will share its findings this month

We’ll finally get to know why the Note 7 blew up.

Shortly after discontinuing the Note 7 in October, Samsung launched an investigation to identify the root cause behind the fires. Samsung initially thought the battery was at fault, which is why it recalled the initial batch of Note 7 units and restarted sales with batteries from another supplier. When those phones also started to explode, the company had to discontinue the device altogether.

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T-Mobile begins issuing its Note 7-killing update

The end is here.

T-Mobile has begun administering the drug that will prove fatal to the twice-recalled Note 7, an update that will eventually roll out to all remaining units (some 100,000) in the U.S. The update, which will be required, adds a persistent notification to the Note 7. It also prevents it from being charged, and limits its connectivity to the network. In other words, the update kills the Note 7.

AT&T, Sprint and, reluctantly,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 first impressions: Not just a Note 7 clone

The Mi Note 2 is Xiaomi’s most refined phone yet.

After introducing the Mi 5 and the Mi 5s, Xiaomi followed up with the launch of the Mi Note 2 in October. The phone is the first from Xiaomi to feature a dual curved screen, and also the first to offer global LTE bands. With Xiaomi losing out to fellow competitors OPPO and Vivo in its home country this year, the company is counting on devices  [Read More…]

Verizon changes its mind and will kill the Note 7 after all

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is once again in your news feed. The lone holdout among U.S. carriers who have decided to disable the phone — Verizon — has changed its mind and will be killing the Note 7 come January 5, 2017.

When AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile announced the path to the end for the Note 7, Verizon didn’t go along with it and instead insisted  [Read More…]

Samsung will limit Note 7 battery charge to 30% in the UK

Samsung is doing all it can to persuade customers to return the Note 7.

It’s been two months since Samsung officially terminated the Note 7, but an estimated 10% of devices sold in Europe are yet to be returned to the manufacturer. In a bid to further dissuade customers from using the phone, Samsung announced that it will roll out a software update to all Note 7 devices in the UK that will limit the battery  [Read More…]

Save $10 on this protective Note 5 case today!

Worried that you may crack the front or rear glass on your Galaxy Note 5? If you want to protect it without adding to much bulk, check out Amzer’s Shellster hard case for a great thin layer of protection for the phone. Right now you can pick one up for $ 4.95, a savings of $ 10.

Verizon says that it won’t release update to disable Galaxy Note 7

Hot on the heels of Samsung announcing that it will be sending out an update to disable remaining Galaxy Note 7 units out in the wild in the United States, Verizon Wireless has news of its own to announce.

According to Verizon’s statement, they will not send out the update that will disable the Galaxy Note 7. The carrier says that due to the holiday traveling season, it doesn’t feel it’s appropriate to disable some customers’ only method of communication, especially for those who  [Read More…]

Samsung is permanently crippling the Note 7 in the U.S.

It’s been… real.

Samsung has encouraged the return of 93% of the 1.9 million recalled Galaxy Note 7s since the second recall was issued on October 13. That’s a lot of phones, but that still means there are over 130,000 units still to be recovered, many of which could have defective batteries.

Samsung America, as a way of persuading those obstinate holdouts, will issue a software update beginning December 19 to cut off all remaining  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is finally picking up the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in India

Latest MIUI 8 build brings Marshmallow.

Xiaomi sold over 2.5 million units of the Redmi Note 3 in India, and the manufacturer is finally starting to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the phone, albeit in beta form. The phone was updated to MIUI 8 — the latest iteration of Xiaomi’s custom ROM — earlier this year, but the base kernel was still Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The 1.3GB MIUI V8.1.1.0 MHOMIDI nightly build  [Read More…]

Samsung may finally be disabling the Note 7 for good

Say goodnight, Gracie.

Apparently, the Verge received an image from a Galaxy Note 7 user on US Cellular today about the fate of the now-deceased Note 7 line. In the photo, a message saying it was from US Cellular states: AS OF DEC. 15, SAMSUNG WILL MODIFY THE SOFTWARE TO PREVENT THE GALAXY NOTE7 FROM CHARGING. THE PHONE WILL NO LONGER WORK.” The message, in all caps so you know they meant business, spells out what  [Read More…]