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Samsung Reveals Successor to Its Exploding Note 7

The S8 is hopefully less combustible

(Newser) - Samsung announced its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on Wednesday, and early reviews might be positive enough to make people forget that its last highly touted phone was more of a very expensive time bomb. "This is a journey," USA Today quotes the president of Samsung Electronics America... More »

Samsung Battery Supplier Hit by ... Yes, Fire

Facility in China reportedly burned because of waste, which included batteries

(Newser) - Samsung recently offered an explainer on why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been exploding (it was reportedly the batteries). Now the company is going to have to get into a cruel coincidence at one of its supplier's factories. Per Bloomberg , Samsung SDI Co., one of two manufacturers that... More »

Samsung: Here's Why Phones Caught Fire

Batteries were to blame, company says

(Newser) - One of the worst fiascos in smartphone history was caused not by faulty hardware or software, but by faulty batteries from two different manufacturers, Samsung says. In a Monday press conference in Seoul, the company said early Galaxy Note 7 fires were caused by ill-fitting battery components, the BBC reports.... More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Prank Causes Trouble in the Skies

Note to fliers: Be smart when selecting your phone's wifi hotspot name

(Newser) - A flier's (or, as some other media put it, "moron's") decision to name his wifi hotspot "Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097" caused trouble in the skies Tuesday night. In case you've been dozing during recent pre-takeoff announcements, airlines worldwide have banned the Samsung GN7 after reports... More »

Samsung Issuing Update to Kill Every Note 7 Left in the Wild

But some US carriers are fighting back

(Newser) - Samsung is preparing to release a software update that will turn every Galaxy Note 7—excellent fire starter, less good smartphone—into a very expensive paperweight, Gizmodo reports. Samsung issued a full recall of its once-heralded new smartphone two months ago because they wouldn't stop exploding, but some people... More »

Samsung Apologizes for Note 7 in Full-Page Newspaper Ads

Guess it figured people couldn't read the apology on their exploded phones

(Newser) - Samsung wants Americans—or at least the handful of them that still ready daily newspapers—to know that it's "truly sorry" its new phones keep exploding. Gizmodo reports the company took out full-page ads in the Washington Post, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal to address the... More »

Fight Club Helped Me Decide to Keep My Galaxy Note 7

Mashable's Josh Dickey uses formula from movie to decide to keep Samsung phone

(Newser) - Samsung hasn't only recalled its Galaxy Note 7—it has stopped production entirely on the smartphone after replacement phones ended up catching fire, too. But for Josh Dickey, writing at Mashable , you'll have to wrest his Galaxy Note 7 "from my cold, possibly scorched hands" in a... More »

Where There's Smoke, There's Samsung Phone on Ky. Flight

Somebody wasn't heeding the FAA warnings

(Newser) - A smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 added a little excitement to a Southwest flight after boarding Wednesday morning in Louisville. The flight was quickly evacuated when flight attendants noticed smoke in the aisles from the dropped phone, which had burned a hole in the plane's carpet, the New York ... More »

How a 'Boring' iPhone Led to Samsung's Big Mistake

Samsung rushed things to get flashier phone to market quickly

(Newser) - In the race to sell smartphones, it turns out that Apple was the tortoise and Samsung was an exploding hare. Sources tell Bloomberg that Samsung rushed the Galaxy Note 7 to market to take advantage of what the company had discovered would be an unexciting iPhone 7 from Apple. The... More »

Galaxy Note Owner Sues Samsung After Phone Explodes

Florida's Jonathan Strobel says he suffered burns on thigh and thumb

(Newser) - It was just a matter of time: The owner of a Galaxy Note 7 has sued Samsung after the phone exploded in his pants, reports the Palm Beach Post . Florida's Jonathan Strobel says he was in a store on Sept. 9 when the phone exploded in his front pocket,... More »

Experts Say Samsung Bungled Recall of Exploding Phones

US issues official recall weeks after Samsung did

(Newser) - Days after Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because they were catching fire , some stores in the US were still selling them, the New York Times reports. According to the Wall Street Journal , the US Consumer Product Safety Commission didn't even issue a statement on the hazardous phones... More »

FAA: Don't Use Samsung Phone on Planes

Rare warning issued after battery fires

(Newser) - The Federal Aviation Administration has taken what the AP calls the "extraordinary step" of warning passengers not to use Samsung's new smartphone in the air. Samsung has had to recall the Galaxy Note7 worldwide due to battery fires, and it appears that the only safe way to have... More »

Jeep Fire Blamed on Exploding Phone

'Not the barbecue I wanted on my day off'

(Newser) - One more reason to swap out your Note 7 : Nathan Dornacher says his Jeep Grand Cherokee was totaled in a fire after he left his Samsung smartphone charging in the console, reports Fox 13 . On Facebook , the St. Petersburg, Fla., resident says he opened the vehicle door to grab his... More »

Samsung Has to Replace 2.5M New Smartphones

The Galaxy Note7 has been recalled worldwide

(Newser) - Disaster for Samsung: The company is recalling its hot (and occasionally explosive) new phone worldwide because of a battery problem that can cause it to catch fire when charging, CNNMoney reports. Sales of the Galaxy Note7 have been halted. Samsung says it's aware of at least 35 cases of... More »

Samsung's Hot New Phone So Hot It Might Actually Catch Fire

Company has halted sales in South Korea

(Newser) - All those rave reviews about the Galaxy Note 7 failed to mention a major issue users have noticed: the phone might randomly catch fire. Samsung has halted sales of the Note 7 in South Korea to do more quality testing after multiple reports of phones exploding or bursting into flame,... More »

Samsung's Secret? 'Try Everything'

Samsung's 'see-what-sticks strategy' actually works

(Newser) - Samsung's success secret isn't terribly sexy: It became the world's largest tech company by revenue—bigger than Apple, Google, Amazon, or Facebook—by flooding the market with dozens of options in a "see-what-sticks strategy" that has more than worked, writes Farhad Manjoo in Slate . Rather than... More »

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