“Verizon will not be releasing a just-announced Galaxy Note 7 software update designed to stop the recalled smartphone from charging,” Chris Welch reports for The Verge. “In a statement, the leading US mobile carrier attributed the decision to concerns over safety for customers who might not have another mobile phone to use after the Note 7 has been crippled.”
“Verizon seems to think it’s already done an effective job communicating the recall to consumers alongside Samsung, but the carrier believes this update is a step too far — even for a phone that’s a very real fire hazard,” Welch reports. “The Verge is reaching out to other US providers to see whether they plan to roll out Samsung’s update to remaining Note 7 customers. Sprint has announced that it will wait until January 8th to release the Note 7 update — after the holiday season has concluded. Samsung said the update would take 30 days to roll out across carriers, so Sprint is holding to the end of that timeframe, whereas Verizon is outright rejecting it for now.”
MacDailyNews Take: Ah, the beauty of fragmandroid land. A land populated by the cheap, the foolish, and the ignorant.
Today, Samsung announced an update to the Galaxy Note 7 that would stop the smartphone from charging, rendering it useless unless attached to a power charger. Verizon will not be taking part in this update because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note 7 users that do not have another device to switch to. We will not push a software upgrade that will eliminate the ability for the Note 7 to work as a mobile device in the heart of the holiday travel season. We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation. – Verizon
MacDailyNews Take: Um, Verizon geniuses, how do these unfortunate future burn victims use their Samsung pieces of shit to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation when its explosion and resulting fire is the very cause of the emergency situation?
The Android “ecosystem.” Morons fleecing morons.
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: So, when your house burns down over the holidays with or without your loved ones inside because you were too cheap or stupid to not buy a real iPhone, at least you’ll be able to sue not only Samsung, but also Verizon or Sprint or any other entity that stops this update from forcing you to stop endangering your life and the lives of others.
Anyone who buys Samsung-branded products is a fool.
Samsung are not only thieves, they’re liars, too.
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