Dec 12th, 2016

Galaxy-Note-7-review (17)

While Verizon isn’t playing nice with Samsung’s upcoming update to kill the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the other three major U.S. carriers are on board. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have shared their release timeline for this update that is essentially a killswitch. Here are the dates you need to know:

  • AT&T – January 5th
  • T-Mobile – December 27th
  • Sprint – January 8th

This update will disable the Note 7’s “ability to work as a mobile device.” It’s the Grimm Reaper of phone updates. Users have had three months to trade in the Note 7 for a new device. There’s no excuse for continuing to use a phone that has been officially recalled. It’s very irresponsible of Verizon to refuse the update. Thankfully, the other carriers are more concerned with user safety. The good news is that 93% of Note 7’s in the U.S. have already been returned. This update should finish off the rest.

[via CNET]

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