About a week ago, Samsung decided to recall every unit that has been sold of its latest phablet offering, the Galaxy Note 7, due to reported claims (at least 35 separate cases) of overheating and even exploding battery issues. Some however pointed out that the decision by the South Korean tech giant to voluntarily recall the Galaxy Note 7 may not be enough because apparently, some units are still being displayed in store shelves.
It is official -- Samsung has decided to recall its newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, due to issues related to batteries. Reports from affected Galaxy Note 7 owners have varied from overheating to catching fire and even exploding, but whatever the cause, the South Korean mobile giant is choosing not to take any chances. So if you happen to own a Galaxy Note 7, whether your unit is malfunctioning or not, here is a guide to returning your device.
T-Mobile has teamed up with Samsung in order to debut a couple of new Galaxy mobile devices -- the Galaxy On5 smartphone and the Galaxy Tab E tablet. Both devices come with budget friendly prices, and should help in giving subscribers of T-Mobile a more expanded range of device choices that are affordable.
Regulating bodies in the United States now want to gather more information about how phone makers and wireless carriers go about dealing with security issues in mobile devices. At the same time, the feds want to know why fixes for bugs and vulnerabilities take too darned long be deployed. Indeed, both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have sent letters of inquiries to more than a dozen firms, collecting data about how mobile manufacturers and network operators handle security updates.
Apple had just held its highly awaited March 21st event, but to the disappointment of fans of wearable devices everywhere, there was no major update regarding its first and only smartwatch (so far), the Apple Watch. Sure, Apple dropped the pricing of its wearable device by fifty bucks, and even took the opportunity to introduce new band options. But -- is that it?
Samsung is offering yet another native mobile app, and as a matter of fact, has already listed it on the Google Play Store. The Samsung Music app has now been made available by the South Korean tech giant on the Play Store. But it should be noted though that the mobile app is still in beta, which may be a bummer to some. However, it does make it easier for Samsung to launch updates to individual apps without needing to deploy new updates to the whole software.
According to market research firm IDC, the growth rate of smartphone shipments in the world is expected to decrease to 5.7 percent in 2016. This is a far cry from the 10.4 percent increase that global smartphone shipments posted in terms of growth rate in the previous year. This is a further sign that worldwide, the market for smartphones are indeed slowing down.