Thursday, January 5, 2017

Today it's time for Verizon to kill its Samsung Galaxy Note7 units

Samsung Galaxy Note7
Samsung Galaxy Note7 - Following a bit of a controversy regarding its initial decision to seemingly not send out the final update for the Galaxy Note7, Verizon then changed its mind and announced it would just be skipping the holiday season. The carrier's release date for the infamous update was set as January 5, and guess what day today is?

That's right. From this point on all remaining Note7 units purchased from Verizon will be receiving the software update that, once installed, will prevent the phones from charging. The message you can see in the screenshot to the left will pop up letting owners know what's about to happen. The new software build version is MMB29M.N930VVRS3APL2.

AT&T's rollout was also planned for today, but so far it doesn't look like it's started. It might just be a matter of hours, however. T-Mobile was the first to issue the update last month, while Sprint will send it out starting on January 8, concluding the rollout for the Big Four carriers in the US.

Samsung is currently doing all it can to ensure that it gets back even the last few Note7 units that remain in the wild. In its home of South Korea it will push an update that will limit charging to 15%, as we found out earlier today.
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