Nearly half of all Galaxy Note 7 owners have returned their smartphones due to fire-prone rumors (which happen to be true I might add) which also have been apparent internationally. Samsung has attempted to rectify the problem, advancing 500,000 new, non-exploding versions of the Note 7 this past Wednesday.
Consumers were first alerted three weeks ago by Samsung, suggesting that the lithium-ion batteries in the majority of the phones were faulty due to overheating. Many reported that their phones were catching fire while charging. That was nearly 2.5 million phones sold before all Note 7's were recalled.
A recent report stated that as of yesterday, "90%" of Note 7 owners opted for new versions of the phone." Samsung has issued a replacement operation that will fix defective units. One exec stated, " The goal is to have 100% of the affected devices replaced..."
Now, the phone will feature safe, updated software. The update will notify and warn Note 7 owners to "turn it off and return it" which will be indicated by a green battery icon (safe) instead of grey (defective) indicator. So, if you have a Note 7, please return it and get the latest, safest software update.