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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.
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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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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-24 (Update: 2016-03-24)