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Samsung to block remaining Galaxy Note 7s from working

Monday 12 December 2016 | 11:42 CET | News
Samsung will release a software update for its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone from 19 December that will stop all remaining devices in circulation from working. The company said it will be distributed within 30 days to further increase participation in the Note7 refund and exchange programme. Samsung's update will stop the smartphone from charging, rendering it useless unless attached to a power charger. Verizon said it will not take part in Samsung's latest update for the Galaxy Note7 because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note7 users that do not have another device to switch to.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Samsung / Sprint / T-Mobile / Verizon
Countries: United States / World
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