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Topic: Samsung

Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note 7, AT&T and T-Mobile stop offering replacements [u: Verizon, too]

10/09/2016, 10:10 pm

Following a recall and efforts to fix dangerous flaws with its flagship phablet Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now said to have temporarily suspended production of the jumbo-sized handset entirely, while U.S. carriers AT&T and T-Mobile have announced they will no longer offer replacement units.


Two more Galaxy Note 7 phones catch fire, Samsung allegedly stonewalling users

10/09/2016, 03:10 pm

Another two of Galaxy Note 7 phones that were replaced under the recall have lit on fire, with a text inadvertently sent to one of the owners in the middle of support communication exchanges suggesting that Samsung is attempting to "slow down" user complaints about the phone.


AT&T might halt Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales due to safety risks, other carriers offer swaps

10/07/2016, 10:10 pm

Two days after a smoldering Samsung device caused the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines plane, executives at U.S. cellular carrier AT&T are reportedly considering stopping all Galaxy Note 7 sales and replacements citing safety concerns.


Apple gets $119.6M 'slide-to-unlock' verdict reinstated against Samsung

10/07/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple won an 8-3 vote at a U.S. federal appeals court on Friday, successfully reinstating a $119.6 million verdict against Samsung for violating iPhone patents including a "slide-to-unlock" concept.


Samsung's chip & display businesses rescue profits in wake of exploding Note 7 recall

10/07/2016, 09:10 am

Samsung Electronics' estimated operating profits grew 5.6 percent in the third quarter in spite of its massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, buoyed by increased chip and display sales.


Samsung Galaxy fire blamed in evacuation of Southwest flight [u]

10/05/2016, 02:10 pm

Southwest Airlines evacuated 75 passengers from a flight preparing to take off from Louisville Airport in Kentucky after smoke from a Samsung Galaxy phone filled the cabin. The phone was a replacement Galaxy Note 7 that had been powered down for takeoff.


New Galaxy Note 7 fire raises worries Samsung didn't fix battery problems

09/27/2016, 09:09 am

A Chinese man's Galaxy Note 7 reportedly exploded on Monday morning, potentially signalling that batteries in newer versions of the phone still pose a risk.


Recall of dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yields a half-million exchanges in US

09/23/2016, 11:09 am

Samsung has revealed that about half of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the U.S. have been exchanged for replacement units, as part of the company's voluntary recall on the phablets after reports of battery explosions and fires.


Samsung, carriers pushing update with safety alert to un-exchanged Galaxy Note 7 phones

09/21/2016, 01:09 pm

Amidst reports of replacement stock finally arriving at retail, Samsung is taking additional steps to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 owners turn in devices for exchange, and is in the process of pushing an update to all un-repaired devices urging owners to power down the device and comply with the recall.


Samsung Note 7 battery fire woes triggered by rush to beat Apple's iPhone 7 - report

09/19/2016, 09:09 am

The battery fires and eventual recall of the Galaxy Note 7 can all be traced to Samsung executives wanting to rush the phone, based on rumors Apple's iPhone 7 wouldn't have any major improvements, according to a report.


U.S. urges Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop use, return after 26 burned, 55 property damage fires

09/15/2016, 08:09 pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued an announcement urging anyone using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased before today to "immediately stop using and power down" the device and seek a replacement or refund, due to the risk of battery overheating and fires.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall seen as a 'gift' to Apple and its iPhone 7 Plus launch

09/12/2016, 08:09 pm

The timing of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phablet recall could be a boon for Apple and this Friday's debut of the iPhone 7 Plus, one analyst believes, as preorder lead times are said to be on pace with expectations.


Some US airlines prohibiting use of any Samsung phones in wake of Note 7 recall

09/12/2016, 04:09 pm

Fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall is escalating, with some airlines disallowing any use of Samsung mobile devices in-flight, following reports of multiple incidences of property damage in the U.S.


Editorial: Apple's AirPods, iPhone 7, Series 2 Watch out... journalists

09/10/2016, 05:09 pm

The September 7 Apple Event raised some troubling questions for many tech journalists and their prewritten narratives. It's almost as if they'd been caught in a huge lie and were now forced to ad-lib a toddler-like series of distractions in a bid to avoid any consequences to their reputations. They're often wrong, here's why.


Explosions prompt FAA to warn airline passengers against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in flight [u]

09/09/2016, 03:09 pm

With just a week to go before Apple's jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus hits the market, its chief competitor --Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 --continues to deal with the fallout from faulty batteries, including a safety warning issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.


Samsung urged to officially recall Galaxy Note 7 to prevent resale of a dangerous product

09/04/2016, 06:09 pm

A leading consumer advocacy group has urged Samsung to perform an official recall of its Galaxy Note 7 following reports that its battery may explode while charging.


This week on AI: 'See you on Sept. 7,' Apple's $14.5B bill, detonating Note 7 & more

09/03/2016, 04:09 am

The "iPhone 7" unveiling date was finally made official by Apple this week, but talk persisted about 'exploding' Samsung phones, and an epic EU $14.5 billion tax edict that may have to be paid to a mostly unwilling Ireland.


Samsung issues global recall of Galaxy Note 7, replacement program announced

09/02/2016, 07:09 am

After a week of analysis of 35 dramatic battery failures, Samsung has issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 "phablet" -- but the process will take some time, and how it will be executed is not known.


Samsung says Apple's Supreme Court position could encourage abuse of patent system

09/01/2016, 03:09 pm

Preparing for its upcoming battle with Apple at the U.S. Supreme Court, Samsung this week submitted a written argument suggesting that Apple's position could open the door to deep abuses of the American patent system.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursting battery shipment stop may escalate to a recall

09/01/2016, 12:09 pm

The hold on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments because of quality issues that began on Wednesday may escalate to a wider consumer recall for the device, according to reports out of South Korea.