Samsung to remotely disable the Galaxy Note 7
While Samsung has made it very clear to the customers of the Galaxy Note 7 that the device is unsafe to use, there are quite a few users that are still operating the device. Given that it’s still a major liability for the company, Samsung is deciding to take matters into its own hands. Starting this week, operational units of the Galaxy Note 7 will receive an update that will disable charging support. This will essentially mean that the phone cannot be charged, rendering it useless.
This is an excellent move by the company and will help kill the Galaxy Note 7 for good. There’s no word on how Samsung plans to spread this update, but word from sources claim that the U.S. will be the first region to get the update. In fact, some American carriers are already sending out messages to customers of the phone warning them about this software patch.
American carrier Verizon however remained hesitant to support Samsung’s cause, claiming that this could pose danger for users in trouble. “We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation,” the carrier said in its statement.
Samsung has already ordered a widespread recall of the Galaxy Note 7 in India and has offered several benefits in return. The company went as far as to exchanging imported units of the device, indicating that it was willing to do anything to take the device off the shelves.