Samsung caught a whole mess of bad press last year after numerous reports of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploding. The company, however, apparently believes there’s still a rabid fanbase demanding a defused version of its mobile time bomb. So a refurbished version of the phone is going back on shelves next…
The Galaxy Note 7 is a huge black mark for Samsung—an exploding embarrassment that cost the company tons of money and kicked off one of the biggest PR nightmares in recent memory. But despite the global recall, the jokes on late night TV, and the fact that the FAA and other agencies banned the phone from air travel,…
As promised, Samsung has revealed the results of its investigation into the spate of Galaxy Note 7s that caught on fire.
This week, one Virgin America flight was delayed and another was reportedly canceled after crew members discovered a wi-fi hotspot named “Samsung Galaxy Note 7” mid-flight. Ultimately, however, no Note 7 was found on the plane, as the network belonged to another device named to resemble the banned smartphone.
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It will be impossible to look back on 2016 without shaking your head in disbelief. So as the year finally draws to a close, there’s no more fitting way to celebrate the holidays than by curling up with a glass of Soylent alongside a crackling simulated fireplace full of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s spontaneously combusting.
Last week, Samsung announced it was going to issue an update to all US Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that would basically turn the explodey device into a brick. But Verizon clapped back and was like, actually we won’t issue the update, because its the holiday season and people being without a phone could be bad. Well now,…
If you’re still carrying around a Galaxy Note 7, you should return it ASAP, because it’s about to become completely useless. Samsung on Friday announced that it will be issuing a software update to US Note 7s that will prevent the phone from charging or working as mobile devices.
Samsung is really, really, really sorry about all of the explosions. On Monday, the Korean hardware giant issued an apology to its customers in the form of a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
Samsung just filed its third quarter earnings report, and the results are not looking good. The company’s net profit fell 16.8 percent following the disastrous launch and unprecedented recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone launch. Samsung’s mobile division is reporting the lowest quarterly profit in more than six…
As if having to return the latest and greatest device from their favorite smartphone maker didn’t already sting, now Apple fans can stick it to their Samsung-loyal friends with these smartphone skins that make it look like an iPhone’s battery has had a severe meltdown as well.
Samsung is offering its South Korean Note 7 owners a cheaper upgrade for the yet-to-be-released Galaxy S8 or Note 8.
After continued reports of the phones catching on fire when charged, Samsung finally put the Galaxy Note 7 out of its misery two weeks ago. But 2.5 million recalled devices and $2.3 billion in projected losses later, the company is apparently no closer to identifying what killed its flagship smartphone.
Three Galaxy Note 7 owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against Samsung in New Jersey. The lawsuit comes one week after Samsung officially recalled its Note 7 smartphone and ended production worldwide.
When a Galaxy Note 7 caught fire in China, its owner started filming the damage. That’s to be expected.