Samsung announces Galaxy S8 upgrade program for Galaxy Note 7 owners in South Korea

I’ve been traveling for the past 6 days and I wasn’t always connected. So I was worried I’d miss a lot of things happening in our little tech bubble of a world. Turns out, not so much has changed. Google is still struggling with the Pixel stock now and Samsung is still trying to keep customers with it.

The Galaxy Note 7 has brought a lot of headache to customers and it has potentially tarnished Samsung’s reputation as well. Now, Samsung is said to be preparing a new compensation program for Note 7 owners, so they will be able to get the Galaxy S8 for free or for a discounted price.  Continue reading “Samsung announces Galaxy S8 upgrade program for Galaxy Note 7 owners in South Korea”

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Samsung went against industry standard and Self-tested the Galaxy Note 7 battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might be dead but its battery crisis will live as a bad memory for years to come. Just one component, that forced Samsung to ditch an entire flagship production and sales. A component that used to be removable by the way. The company is still trying to find out the cause of its $5.3 billion misery.  Usually, even companies like Apple, and everyone else, use third-party labs certified by U.S. wireless industry’s trade group. But according to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung self-tested the batteries in the Galaxy Note 7. Continue reading “Samsung went against industry standard and Self-tested the Galaxy Note 7 battery”

More than 1 million Galaxy Note 7 devices still in use after recall

Okay, so the Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled twice, this time for good. Samsung has stopped production and is ready to bear over 3 billion in losses and it is doing all it can to control the brand damage. Despite this, there are some die-hard Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners who are refusing to give up the device. New data from Apteligent shows many people would rather risk literally burning a hole in their pocket than power down their shiny new phone. In fact, there are more Galaxy Note 7 devices in use now than when initial reports of device malfunctions first started at the beginning of September.Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7-Usage-Rate-Replacements.png Continue reading “More than 1 million Galaxy Note 7 devices still in use after recall”

Samsung is pulling out all stops to make sure customers stick with the brand but will that be enough?

In view of the recent, or should I say, ongoing Galaxy Note 7 catastrophe, the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer is worried, of course as rivals look for ways to poach Galaxy Note 7 buyers when they return their expensive gadget and do not get replacements this time. They’ll be on the look out for something equally powerful, and stylish. Apple has the best iPhone it has ever made, like evey year, and with a dual camera, and the most powerful smartphone processor onboard, it also is water and dust resistant, a first for an iPhone.

Without a doubt, Apple’s iPhone 7 is the biggest rival for Samsung. On the Android side  LG has its greatest offering, the LG V20, which boasts of a super awesome camera and unmatched audio capabilities. And then, there’s the new kid on the block, from the Big G itself, the Google Pixel. Google is leaving no stone unturned in marketing the “made by google” smartphones either. Continue reading “Samsung is pulling out all stops to make sure customers stick with the brand but will that be enough?”

You’ve heard about it, now watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smoke in this video footage

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, and the company this week finally announced a halt to production and global sales of the smartphone due to safety concerns.The South Korean company further warned buyers to “power down and stop using the device (including replacements)” immediately, as they were fire hazards.

However, not everyone has taken heed of that warning yet, and a new home security camera video has popped up on the Internet showing a Galaxy Note 7 catching fire and billowing smoke in a house in Honolulu. Continue reading “You’ve heard about it, now watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smoke in this video footage”

Samsung officially recalls replacement Galaxy Note 7

As was the case with original Note7, owners of replacement Note7 units are encouraged to power down phones and request replacements or refunds. That’s right—Samsung is issuing a second recall as previously reported for the Note7. Even if you’ve returned your phone and gotten a replacement, you need to return the device again.  Continue reading “Samsung officially recalls replacement Galaxy Note 7”

Samsung halts production; AT&T and T-Mobile drop the Galaxy Note 7; Verizon to follow

Following a rumor last week that AT&T may be considering halting all further sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 flagship, today the company has confirmed that it will stop selling the device going forward. AT&T’s decision to stop sales of what had started as one of Samsung’s most successful smartphones didn’t come lightly, but the US’ second-largest wireless carrier is not taking any risks with the safety of its customers as numerous reports have rolled in over the last week of more Galaxy Note 7 devices either smoking or catching fire. Continue reading “Samsung halts production; AT&T and T-Mobile drop the Galaxy Note 7; Verizon to follow”

News Brief : Google Pixel skins; another Note 7 smokes in Taiwan; Samsung release statement; Now on tap looses screenshot feature

So the Google Pixel and especially the Pixel XL have seen more demand than Google was expecting. Even more for the limited edition Really Blue variant which was completely sold out for both models within the same day pre-orders began. Did you manage to get yours? If you did, then you might be looking at cases, or maybe you’re just not a fan of bulky cases. I know I’m not. Even as early adopters though, you don’t need to wait for choices as Slickwraps have just released a line of covers for the new Google Pixel smartphones. Continue reading “News Brief : Google Pixel skins; another Note 7 smokes in Taiwan; Samsung release statement; Now on tap looses screenshot feature”

AT&T might drop the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 completely

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 can’t seem to catch a break ever since the impressive initial reviews hailed it as the best Android smartphone. It is ironic, and unfortunate. Experts believe the Note 7 might face another recall owing to recent reports of a potentially “safe” Note 7 exploding in a US airlines. Sprint had began allowing its customers to swap their Note 7 with another device when the reports surfaced, and now all the other major US carriers, namely AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are allowing the same.   Continue reading “AT&T might drop the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 completely”

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