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Windows 7: Samsung released a new statement on its exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones

12 Sep 2016   #1
Anak

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Samsung released a new statement on its exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones

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Samsungís Galaxy Note 7 recall is a massive headache for the company. Even though Samsung is replacing some 2.5 million units that might house faulty batteries, reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 units continue to pop up on an almost daily basis. And the incidents arenít pretty.

Source: http://Samsung released a new statement on its exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones | bgr.com
My thought; There is a multi-million or is that billion world-wide electronics industry and I know it would be inconvenient, but why doesn't a consumer country like the US hold new electronic products for lets say, 6months for testing, if an electronics company doesn't test or tests poorly would that not cut down on these incidents?

Related:
Galaxy Note 7 phones | google search
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13 Sep 2016   #2
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Yep at first I read it was exclusive to sold in China because they used a different "unnamed" manufacture of the batteries
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Hi,
Yea looks like Samsung is having fun with the Galaxy note 7 seems like only the China versions though because they used another vender for it
Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions - Houston Chronicle
Should of read closer it was the ones sold in China that were good and not recalled
Quote:
China is not affected by the sales suspension. The company said it used a battery made by another supplier for the Note 7s sold in China.
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14 Sep 2016   #3
Anak

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China is not affected by the sales suspension. The company said it used a battery made by another supplier for the Note 7s sold in China.

Source from TZ's quote
Talk about exclusivity, Samsung came up with a plan to limit the charging rate to 60% but its only for their South Korean customers, no one knows if samsung will push it worldwide.

Quote:
As it races to replace millions of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones around the world, Samsung has come up with a way to stop the devices from catching fire: update the software.

Samsung (SSNLF) said it's planning to roll out a fix next week for Note 7 phones in its home market of South Korea that will prevent the batteries from charging above 60% of their capacity.

"This plan is for the safety of the customers," the company said in a front-page ad in the newspaper Seoul Shinmun. It wasn't clear if or when the software update might be extended to other affected countries like the U.S.

Source: http://Samsung Software Update | money.cnn.com
"The safety of the customers" ?!?!, well, that lets you know how they feel about the rest of the world. My better half has a galaxy3 phone and we have a 43" plasma TV both operate well for now, Samsung released a new statement on its exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones-15_10_2.gif . What ever happened to QC (quality control)?


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14 Sep 2016   #4
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Yep
Samsung urges consumers globally to stop using Galaxy Note 7 - Houston Chronicle

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company's global recall.
The call from the South Korean company, the world's largest smartphone maker, comes after U.S. authorities urged users to switch the Galaxy Note 7 off and not to use or charge it during a flight. Several airlines around the world asked travelers not switch on the jumbo smartphone or put it in checked baggage, with some carriers banning the phone on flights.

In a statement posted Saturday on its website, Samsung asked users around the world to "immediately" return their existing Galaxy Note 7 and get a replacement.
They made a funny about the iphone 7 but samsung also has a 7 that isn't all that funny now
In Hong Kong, the iPhone 7 becomes a penis joke - Houston Chronicle
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People in Hong Kong are laughing at Apple's new iPhone 7, and it's not just because of the headphone jack kerfuffle.
In Cantonese, the new iPhone's marketing slogan — "This is 7" — translates as "This is penis." The Cantonese character for "seven" is pronounced tsat (or "chat"), which is also slang for the male sex organ
I guess they also had a funny for win-7
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14 Sep 2016   #5
WindowRobin

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Is it the sole responsibility of manufacturers to test electronics? If there aren't strict testing for phones and the like, like for electrical appliances, there certainly should be. This sounds like something from a film!
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14 Sep 2016   #6
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Unless I missed it Samsung refused to name the manufacture of either battery
That in it's self is pretty fishy
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14 Sep 2016   #7
Anak

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowRobin View Post
Is it the sole responsibility of manufacturers to test electronics? If there aren't strict testing for phones and the like, like for electrical appliances, there certainly should be. This sounds like something from a film!
I would assume different manufacturers would have some type/degree of QC that is guided by their respective governmental entities. Consumers don't take lightly to having something they spent good money for, blowin' up in their faces and harming them, their families, and property, though nowadays everyone's so damn politically correct that they don't say anything for fear of hurting someone's feelings unless the offense is grievous.

Years ago when I was a superintendent in newspaper production, we had standard limits on what constituted a spoiled paper (spoils) like flagged paster's (roll splices) that came from the pressroom and any that were visibly torn, occasionally one of my crew would be holding a readable but mangled paper and ask me; Would you send this out? And I would reply, "If you didn't want to take that paper home as your comp paper for working the shift, don't send it out". 100% of the time the crew-member would place the paper on the spoils pile for a later count to help balance the run book between our department and the pressroom.

The company within reason, didn't care how many extra papers we printed to satisfy the press-run as long as they were of good quality and didn't cause reader complaints. Even if it was a large over-run, we always had a good reason. Not only in manufacturing but also in life, you have to have standards, and stick to them, damn the cost.

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You can expect all of the top carriers worldwide to get in on the Note 7 release as itíll surely be one of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Many are already calling it the best Android smartphone to-date, and based on everything above itís easy to see why.

Cell carrier prices will be pretty consistent, and here in the US the top 5 including T-Mobile, US Cellular, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T will be featuring the launch. The latest launch date prices should be in the area of $900 for those looking to pay the full price, with carrier 2-year contracts expected at $299.

Many carriers are moving away from contract prices with T-Mobile being the first and replacing them with lease pricing. On Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, and other installment options, the price should be around $35-$37/month with no money down.

Source: Galaxy Note 7 Reviews, Specs, Features, Release Date | Galaxy Note 7 Price
I'll bet there's some gnashing of teeth over that first paragraph!

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Unless I missed it Samsung refused to name the manufacture of either battery
That in it's self is pretty fishy
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Samsung SDI supplied 70 percent of the batteries fitted into the 2.5 million estimated Galaxy Note 7 units that have so far landed in consumer hands and stores. The other 30 percent of batteries have been provided by Chinese battery maker ATL. It is now likely that Samsung will have to purchase additional batteries from ATL for its recall and future Note 7 stock. Itís also possible that Samsung may use batteries from familiar supplier LG Chem to make up any shortfall.

Source: http://www.androidauthority.com
I'm bettin' the Chinese knew samsung's rep and probably told them "If you want your phone sold in our country, we will supply the batteries".
  • Remember Takata and the airbag fiasco?

Somewhat of an update:
Quote:
Samsung Plans Software Update to Cut Galaxy Note 7 Fire Risk
U.S. buyers unlikely to get software patch as phone maker works on replacement plan

The software will be available from Sept. 20 in its home country of South Korea, the company said. However, Samsung is unlikely to employ the software patch in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the situation.

Source: http://www.wsj.com
According to a person familiar with the situation, sounds like our election process, but I digress....
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14 Sep 2016   #8
ThrashZone

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Hi,
Yea I read something that stated an update to restrict how much the battery can be charged
That is a lamo fix I'm sure will go over great lol
People saying oh good I get half the battery life but they won't catch on fire
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15 Sep 2016   #9
Anak

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Depending on usage, they'd be lucky to get half!

I wonder how the airlines are viewing this:
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Three Australian airlines have banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights due to concerns over the phone's fire-prone batteries.

Source: http://Three Airlines Ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones | www.nbcnews.com/tech
As the plane is going down in flames; Oh Hey! I'm sorry. I tried to charge my phone.
Sounds like the recent frat deck collapse That musta' been glorious! I heard they had a beer pong pipe that started on the 3rd floor, reminds me of some central pa. octoberfests that I've attended; Don't ask, don't tell.

Related airline google search
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15 Sep 2016   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
but why doesn't a consumer country like the US hold new electronic products for lets say, 6months for testing, if an electronics company doesn't test or tests poorly would that not cut down on these incidents?

Related:
Galaxy Note 7 phones | google search
I think modern product development and market release is too rapid for 6 month testing. Who is going to pay for the testing any way. Unfortunately Samsung also has a bad reputation here for Washing machines causing house fires. Clearly a there is a quality control issue that needs addressing. The marketplace will judge them. I'm in the market for a new TV and it won't be Samsung.

When it comes to Chinese manufacture - what isn't now made in China?
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