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Samsung Update: Note 7 & More…



Seems there are still a good amount (thousands) of Note 7s out there. Note 7 owners really do not want to get rid of their phones. Even after the previous attempts by companies to urge users to return their device like feature blocking software updates. Oh to be more precise updates to literally kill the phones and stop them from charging. Did they think that would stop all users? A techie person know you can avoid these updates by simply rooting the devices.  You cannot blame them especially since numerous reviews out there say the Note 7 is the best phone despite the occasional 😉  exploding issue. Let’s face it, people are just settling for the next best thing with iPhone 7s and newer LG & HTC handsets being released. How about a new Blackberry with a keyboard?

Well since no one really wants to let go of their cool Note 7s, Verizon has informed Fortune Magazine of its new plan to deal with the (possibly non) issue. Verizon is going to drop people’s accounts (I am saying this way cause it is likely some software setting) into a category that will allow only 911 calls to be made while any other calls made will be directed to customer service so they can urge you to return the phone.  Get this if you don’t return the phone Verizon may even bill you for the full retail cost of the phone. This tactic is sounding like Verizon will literally be placing good standing customers in a negative account status.  Basically if you owe money and don’t pay that bill (under normal circumstances) you will eventually not be able to make calls and your calls will get routed to customer service but still can call 911 if need be.  Are we getting the picture here?  You will probably hear or read this info in more lightly stated ways but I don’t do that here.

Samsung Running Away Far from N7


There is news out of Samsung working to distance themselves and gain public trust. To do that Samsung will be apparently making use of thermal pipes in their new phones this year. This video can give you some idea what heat pipes do.  This idea is also going to be used by LG who have already said they would be using heat pipes inside the G6. Samsung will be using heat pipes in the Galaxy S8.

I wonder why this was not used before but I can only think of the added weight this would cause in any new phones this year. So companies that make these will get business this year. There are numerous rumors about the S8 having a better heat pipe but who knows. It will probably just have the same pipes as the S7. This sounds good to me as face value but then I remember that the Note 7 did have heat pipes also and we all know how that turned out.

All and all Samsung will be announcing the results of its investigation on the Note 7 issue on Monday. I assume Samsung will also talk about what it plans to do next to avoid any further Note 7 fiascoes.



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