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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 investigation finds two battery issues caused overheating

After months of investigations, Samsung today officially revealed the cause of last year’s Galaxy Note 7 fires. Samsung explains that there were two batteries used in the Galaxy Note 7, and that each one had its own defect. The first battery had a design flaw in its upper right corner that could cause electrodes to bend. This could cause the separation between the positive and negative tabs to break down, which could then cause the … [read full article]

Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires during Sunday press conference

If you’ve been wondering what caused multiple Galaxy Note 7 phones to overheat and catch fire, it looks like you’ll soon get your answer. Samsung today confirmed that it’ll hold a press conference to announce the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires. The event will take place in Seoul, South Korea, at 10:00 am KST this Monday, January 23. That means that it’ll happen at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST on … [read full article]

T-Mobile will begin pushing update to kill Galaxy Note 7 today

If you’re still using a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, your time with the device is about to come to an end. Today’s the day that T-Mobile will begin pushing an update to its Galaxy Note 7 that’ll prevent the phone from charging. The update will also include a notification with info about Samsung’s Note 7 recall and steps you should take to return the device. The update is version N930TUVU2APL2. Anyone still using a … [read full article]

T-Mobile kicks off buy one, get one free deal on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

With T-Mobile’s latest offer, anyone looking for a last-minute holiday gift can get something for a loved one and a little something for themselves, too. T-Mobile today launched a Samsung Galaxy buy one, get one free promotion. With it, customers can get a Samsung Galaxy smartphone for free when they purchase one. Here are the smartphones that qualify: Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Samsung … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 receiving November security update

UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed that updates are now rolling out to the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. In addition to the November security patches, both phones are receiving domestic data roaming improvements.   A couple of weeks after the Galaxy Note 5 received a software update, it’s the Galaxy Note 4’s turn for an update. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to Galaxy Note 4 phones that weighs in at 60.38MB in … [read full article]

T-Mobile will push Samsung’s update to disable Galaxy Note 7 on December 27

Following this morning’s news that Samsung will push an update to the Galaxy Note 7 in the US that’ll permanently disable it, T-Mobile has confirmed that it plans to release that update to its Note 7 devices. A T-Mobile spokesperson confirmed to TmoNews that it will release Samsung’s Note 7-killing update on December 27. The spokesperson went on to reiterate that if you’ve still got a Note 7, you should power it down and return it … [read full article]

Samsung will begin disabling the Galaxy Note 7 in the US on December 19

There’s some bad news for anyone still using a Galaxy Note 7 in the US. Samsung has confirmed that it will roll out an update to Galaxy Note 7 phones in the US that will prevent them from charging and block their ability to work as mobile devices. This update will be released on December 19 and will roll out to all Note 7s within 30 days. Samsung says that to date, more than 93 percent … [read full article]

Samsung may soon disable remaining Galaxy Note 7 units in the US

Last month, Samsung and T-Mobile rolled out an update to T-Mo Galaxy Note 7 units that limited their battery charge to 60 percent in an effort to get Note 7 users to return their phones. If that didn’t stop you from continuing to use your Note 7, Samsung may soon disable your device. One Galaxy Note 7 user on US Cellular has reportedly receive a message from their carrier that Samsung will soon block the phone … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ receiving updates

UPDATE: T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 edge+ is indeed receiving an update today alongside the Note 5.   Days after the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge+ were updated, it’s time for another pair of Samsung phones to get updates. A couple of Galaxy Note 5 owners have pinged me to say that they’re receiving a software update today to version N920TUVU4DPK6. It’s likely that the Galaxy S6 edge+ is receiving a similar update, as these phones are [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge receiving security updates

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners, it’s time to update. T-Mobile is pushing security updates to its Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. TmoNews reader Ray confirmed that his Galaxy S6 has been updated with the November 1, 2016 Android security patches, and given that the S6 and S6 edge have received past updates at the same time, it’s likely that the S6 edge is getting the November security patches, … [read full article]