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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to Receive Update That Forces Users to Follow Recall

  After being unsuccessful in finding out the root cause of the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, Samsung killed off the flagship and asked all customers to switch off their phones and return it. The company notes that almost 85 percent of US users have returned the phone back to them; however the company looks to retrieve all of the units ... Read More »

Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Samsung America Says Most Units Replaced

  Samsung Electronics America said on Friday it has replaced nearly 85 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices as it works to resolve the issue of fire-prone phones. South Korean parent company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced the global recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the smartphones catching ... Read More »

Samsung Reviewing Ways to Limit Environmental Impact of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it was reviewing options to limit the potential environmental impact from the firm’s discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The remarks come after environmental group Greenpeace issued a statement earlier this week demanding the world’s top smartphone maker find a way to reuse rare materials such as cobalt, gold, palladium and tungsten ... Read More »

Man Changes Name to iPhone 7 to Get the Latest Apple Smartphone for Free

The craze for iPhones is nothing new, with oft-quoted stories about people selling kidneys to buy the devices, but this one might be a first even among Apple fans. A Ukrainian man has legally changed his named to iPhone 7 to score a free unit of the latest Apple smartphone. While the smartphone costs approximately $850 in Ukraine, 20-year-old Olexander ... Read More »

Woman Makes 20 Boyfriends Buy Her an iPhone 7 Each, Then Sells Them to Buy a House

In a tale that has elicited equal parts amusement and equal parts derision, a woman in China made her 20 boyfriends buy her an iPhone 7 apiece, which she traded in to put a deposit on a house. It is not a surprise that she was able to sell all the iPhone units she had too, considering the public’s love ... Read More »

Half of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Users Shifted to iPhone After Recall: Survey

Samsung has asked all of its Galaxy Note 7 buyers to get their handsets replaced. To end the bad phase, Samsung is offering cash, a Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge, or even an upgrade programme for next year to placate customers. A small survey done by IDC sheds light on what Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users are inclined to opt for, ... Read More »

ZTE Axon 7 Max With 3D Viewing Display, 13-Megapixel Dual Cameras Launched

Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE has launched a new entrant in its Axon lineup of smartphones – the ZTE Axon 7 Max. The ZTE Axon 7 Max comes with a display that is designed to support 3D viewing capabilities with naked eyes (also known as an auto-stereoscopic display), which is also the USP of the smartphone. The smartphone is available in ... Read More »

Samsung Says Galaxy Note 7 Probe Goes Beyond Batteries

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it will examine every aspect of the Galaxy Note 7 such as hardware, software and the manufacturing process to determine the root cause of the fires that led to the phone’s cancellation. Samsung Co-Chief Executive J.K. Shin said at a shareholder meeting that Samsung had sold 1.47 million new replacement Galaxy Note 7s using different ... Read More »

Samsung Posts 30 Percent Drop in Profits on Galaxy Note 7 Debacle

Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported an expected 30 percent profit plunge on the back of a highly damaging recall crisis that hammered the reputation of the world’s largest smartphone maker. The third quarter earnings were announced just hours before the start of an annual shareholder meeting which was set to approve the latest step in a complex generational change of ... Read More »

Google Pixel XL Has Similar Cost-to-Price Ratio as iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Google with its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is looking to do what Apple has been doing for years – integrate in-house software and hardware to build a pure-experience smartphone. Leveraging from its Android fan base, Google aims to provide the best Android experience with top-notch hardware. Hence, the pricing of the smartphone is at par with other premium handsets, ... Read More »