Skip to main content

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is officially dead

Its official, Samsung has killed off the Galaxy Note7, after two months because of defective and dangerous batteries that has caused numerous Note7 devices to explode/combust and cause harm to consumers. Samsung will permanently discontinue production and sales of the Note7 worldwide.

Theres no denying that the Note7 battery saga has damaged Samsung’s reputation and brand and it will take some time for them to earn that back. Of the millions of Note7 handsets sold worldwide, about 2.5 million were recalled because of the battery and even though Samsung was quick to send out so-called safe replacement handsets, some of those replacements still combusted and caught on fire, with five in the US alone.

01-edit

According to Bloomberg, Samsung’s stock fell 8% early this morning, which is equivalent to $17 billion in current market value.

00_note7_standard_black_hr1

Samsung initially said that fires were because of a faulty battery component from one of their battery manufacturers but since there was replacements catching on fire, its clear that the batteries were the only issue. If Samsung had taken the time to actually properly figure out the problem (even if it took a month or two) of the Note7 fires, then they wouldn’t need to recall all devices and end production on what was once called a great device.

07_note7_standard_black_hr1

At this point, if you have a Galaxy Note7, you should immediately stop using it and power down the device and Samsung says customers will be able to get a full refund at where they purchased their device and details will announced soon.  And nobody should be buying a Galaxy Note7 at this point, even though, you are able to find one, it’s more of a risk than anything by buying one.

Here’s what Samsung Canada had to say:

At Samsung Canada we remain committed to working diligently with regulatory authorities, carriers and our retail partners to take all necessary steps to resolve the situation. Canadian consumers with either an original Galaxy Note7 or replacement Galaxy Note7 device should power down and stop using the device.

Details of the remedies available for Note7 customers, which will include a full refund at their place of purchase, will be announced shortly.  For more information, Canadian consumers should contact 1-800-SAMSUNG.

Source: Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Samsung Canada




from TheCanadianTechie http://ift.tt/2e6A3LX
via IFTTT

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

HTC Vive now $799 in Canada

HTC has announced that they’re dropping the price of their Vive headset by $200, making $799 CAD ($599 USD), down from $1,149 CAD ($799 USD).This is likely in order to better compete with the Oculus Rift which also just recently dropped its price to $549 CAD ($399 USD).Each purchase of a Vive headset comes two base stations and two motion controllers along with a one-month free trial to their Viveport subscription, which allows users play up to five VR titles each month, you also get Google’s Tilt Brush app.“We know price is just one component of a purchase decision, but when you line up all that Vive offers, we’re building a complete VR ecosystem that customers can rely on today and for years to come,” HTC said in a statement.The HTC Vive is available from Amazon.ca, Microsoft Store and directly from HTC’s site.Source: HTC


from WordPress http://ift.tt/2vXfQ47
via IFTTT

Google brings back Glass but for the enterprise

After nearly two years, Google has introduced an updated version of Glass, but this time for the enterprise market.Alphabet’s experimental X division has been testing the new Google Glass as part of a limited program for the past two years but now they’ve opened it up to more businesses.Some example of businesses that are currently using Glass, include GE Aviation with software made by Upskill which will display instructions and helpful information during airplane assembly and maintenance. With the new Google Glass, GE’s mechanics are able to keep working with videos, animation and images staying in their line of sight. This has improved GE’s mechanics’ efficiency by 8-12%.The Glass team has been working with more than 50 companies, including AGCO, DHL, Dignity Health, NSF International, Sutter Health, The Boeing Company and Volkswagen. The team says that those who have been using Glass, have been able to complete their work faster and easier than before.With the new Google Glass Ente…

Google’s Blocks tool lets you create 3D objects in VR

Google has introduced a new creation tool for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, called Blocks. The tool helps to make 3D models easier to create. Google has made Blocks simple enough anyone to use, even if you don’t have any previous model creation experience.It’s supposed to be like building something with the blocks you would play with as a kid. To create an object in Blocks, you’re given some basic shapes, a colour palette and an “intuitive set of tools” which will let users quickly and naturally create almost anything to their heart’s desire.Here are some of the things you can make using Blocks.