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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets a temporary fix

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blown up due to battery issues, Samsung solves the problem with a software update
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blown up
This official software update stops the device from fully charging, so even the units with a defective battery should no longer blow up.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 turned from a new flagship with a great potential into one of Samsung's greatest nightmares so far. After a few initial reports that made everyone believe some handsets are facing battery problems due to defective third party charging cables and adapters, the company revealed that the problem is serious and decided to recall all units sold. Now, a software workaround for the problem has been just issued.

According to SamMobile, Samsung "published an advertisement in Korean newspaper The Seoul Shinmun that it will be rolling out a software update to the Galaxy Note 7 that will prevent the device from charging beyond 60 percent." The same source reveals the update will roll out starting next week - on September 20, to be more accurate.

The main reason for this update is that South Korean customers are celebrating a major holiday this week, and so most are choosing to ignore Samsung's warnings and not to return their new phablets for the time being. Obviously, this software workaround is just a temporary measure that would prevent the Galaxy Note 7 units in use to blow up, but all should have their batteries replaced sooner or later.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-14 (Update: 2016-09-14)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.