New York: If you are among those Galaxy Note 7 fans who don’t want to let your ‘prized’ phablet go, there is a warning from none other than Samsung. The Korean tech giant says that it is going to render the Galaxy note 7 in the United States market useless.
There is no denying that Galaxy Note 7 been a nightmarish experience for the biggest smartphone maker in the world. Nonetheless, it is also true that there are millions of Android fans who don’t want to settle for anything except the best that Android offers. And mind you, they still believe that Note 7, despite all its drawback offers them the best.
But Samsung plans to make the handset useless in the next fortnight. A report by The Verge says that the tech giant plans to render the Note 7 useless with its next update.
Reports suggest that the update will “prevent US Galaxy Note 7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices.”
The Verge report goes on to add, “This final shutdown of the phone appears to be Samsung’s last effort to get all Note 7s back in its possession. Samsung says that 93 percent of US-sold Note 7 units have now been returned, which puts about 133,000 phones unaccounted for. And with this next update meant to basically kill the device for good, Samsung will ramp up communication with customers still holding onto them for some reason”.
Samsung that has suffered massive crisis following the Note 7 ban doesn’t want to be dragged into more controversies and adverse media. The company has been working really hard to get back all the units of Galaxy Note 7 sold in the first few weeks before its recall. Currently, Note 7s in the US are restricted from charging past 60 percent and receive a pop-up notification about the recall every time the screen is turned on. In Canada, Note 7s are about to have all wireless networking disabled — they won’t even be able to make a phone call. Removing the phone’s charging capability — and, therefore, disabling it once and for all — as it’s doing in the US next week is the farthest that Samsung has gone yet.