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Over 96% of Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Units Were Returned to Samsung

Softpedia Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Over 96% of Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Units Were Returned to SamsungSamsung’s second recall of sold Galaxy Note 7 units started in October last year and the operation seems to be coming to an end. The South Korean smartphone maker has just announced that it recalled over 96% of all Galaxy Note 7 units. This means that less than 4% of Note 7 smartphones are still in the wild, the company will collect them in the next few weeks. Samsung had worked with wireless carriers and third-party retailers, urging them to take “aggressive action” to limit the phones’ ability to work as regular smartphones. By aggressive action Samsung is referring to the software updates that many carriers have pushed out, especially in the OS. The software update was meant to block the phone’s capacity to charge, unlocked Note 7 models received the update last year, while US carriers preferred to wait until after the holidays. Verizon was the last to release such an upda...
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