Samsung Z3 gets software update

Samsung Z3 Tizen smartphone gets update that removes MixRadio app
Samsung Z3
The 25.4 MB update removes the MixRadio app since Samsung discontinued the short-lived streaming service for Tizen OS earlier this week.
Codrut Nistor,

Samsung has been shutting down many services lately, although its smartphone business seems to be well enough. Unfortunately, the low-cost Tizen handsets and the associated services do not seem to take off as the company was expected. Earlier this week, Samsung has shut down the MixRadio music streaming service, and now a maintenance release update for the Z3 pushes the associated app into oblivion as well.

Samsung Z3 (SM-Z300H) handsets in India have begun to receive the new firmware yesterday. The update is rather small, having only 25.4 MB in size. Build number is Z300HDDU0BPC5, the details describing it as a security policy update. In addition to the security improvements, it also removes the MixRadio app.

The MixRadio service offered free access for life to over 30 million songs, also offering the ability to enjoy the music offline. With it gone, Samsung Z3 users in India can pick one of the similar local services, such as Gaana.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-24 (Update: 2016-03-24)
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.