The biggest wireless carrier in America is going to brick its Galaxy Note 7 devices after all, but only after the busy holiday season. About a week ago, Samsung had announced that it was planning to roll out a particular software update that will make all remaining units of its embattled phablet essentially unusable.
The world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices is planning to roll out a new software update that should brick every Galaxy Note 7 phablet that has not yet been returned. Specifically, Samsung’s software update will prevent all remaining units out there from charging, and will also take away their ability to function as smartphones.
Google’s latest flagship devices, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, were released preinstalled with the tech giant’s own Android 7.1 Nougat, a pretty standard update but still one that came with new features.
Users of Android powered mobile devices know exercises of patience all too well, especially when it comes to waiting for the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system to make its way to their smartphones and tablet devices, particularly those not made by Google. Still, some phone makers are quicker than others (like LG), while for the rest, it often takes months.
Here is some good news for owners of Samsung’s current flagship devices -- the South Korean tech giant has just revealed that it is commencing the roll out of Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets by way of its Galaxy Beta Program.
LG’s flagship device, the G5, officially becomes the first mobile device not made by Google to get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, the newest version of the world’s most widely used mobile operating system. LG is looking to launch a worldwide roll out of its Android Nougat update to G5 units, but almost certainly, G5 owners who are based in South Korea will be the first to receive the software update.
The world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices recently revealed that 85 percent of all recalled units of Galaxy Note 7 phablets have already been handed back by way of its refund and exchange program. Samsung also noted most of the those who returned their handsets chose to get another Samsung device.
Right after Google announced its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, it was also revealed that Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive wireless carrier in the United States to directly sell the devices.
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