Samsung blames two separate battery faults for Galaxy Note 7 fires

The second kind of Galaxy Note 7 phones had a different flaw that led to the same result.

Tests on tens of thousands of devices found that both original and replacement batteries were responsible for the phones bursting into flames The exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Photograph: Shawn Minter Samsung has blamed lithium-ion batteries for causing its Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones to overheat and catch fire, a fault that led to the…

Samsung to delay Galaxy S8 launch after Note 7 investigation 

Samsung has delayed the launch of its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone following the results of its months-long investigation into the Note 7 fires. Breaking with tradition, the Korean electronics giant said it won’t unveil its latest flagship Galaxy S phone at Mobile World Congress at the end of February. The delay comes as the Samsung boss said…

Samsung reportedly concludes ‘irregularly sized’ batteries caused Galaxy Note 7 explosions

Samsung is holding a press conference in three days to explain the defect in the Galaxy Note 7 that forced the product’s recall, but already it is being reported that wrongly sized batteries were what made some units combust. As Samsung prepares to release its findings, a Wall Street Journal report citing “people familiar with the matter” claims the…

The real winner of Samsung’s exploding phones

Video Image Samsung Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires1:39 An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized. WSJ’s Lee Hawkins explains. January 21st 2017 4 days ago /video/video.news.com.au/Technology/ Aussie consumers turned…

What you need to know about the new Android update

Samsung has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its devices, with its flagship smartphones first in line for the software upgrade. Owners of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can update to Nougat from today, by navigating to About Phone and System Updates in the Settings menu.  Android 7.0 Nougat isn’t quite the…

Here’s North Korea’s Totalitarian Android Tablet

When you think of North Korea, the first thing that springs to mind is probably not a well-featured tablet PC. But that’s just what researchers at the Chaos Communication Congress hacking festival revealed on Tuesday. Called Woolim, this tablet is designed to limit the distribution of contraband media, track its users, and generally act as…

The 5 Worst Android Phones Of All Time

Why Samsung May Release A Foldable Smartphone Next Year — Even If It Won’t Make Them Any Money Weird Android Not every phone is a winner, but most of the “losers” aren’t historically bad. Some of them are, though. There are phones that stand out amid the hundreds of mainstream Android devices that have been…

[Update: Motorola responds] The unlocked US Moto Z still hasn’t received Android Nougat, two months after Verizon variant was updated

In most cases, buying an unlocked Android phone means faster updates, because (in most cases) it sidesteps the carrier approval process. Motorola’s 2016 flagship, the Moto Z, was updated to Android Nougat almost two months ago. In addition to all the lovely features that Nougat brings, the update also added Daydream compatibility. The only problem? The…

The real winner of Samsung’s exploding phones

Video Image Samsung Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires1:39 An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized. WSJ’s Lee Hawkins explains. January 21st 2017 4 days ago /video/video.news.com.au/Technology/ Aussie consumers turned…

What you need to know about the new Android update

Samsung has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its devices, with its flagship smartphones first in line for the software upgrade. Owners of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can update to Nougat from today, by navigating to About Phone and System Updates in the Settings menu.  Android 7.0 Nougat isn’t quite the…

LG’s K Series budget phones run Android 7.0 Nougat

LG revealed five of its upcoming smartphones in December before CES 2017 even began. But now that the show is about to kick off, we’ve managed to get some hands-on time with the budget devices at the massive annual technology show in Las Vegas. Don’t expect these phones to be replacements for the LG G5 or…

The real winner of Samsung’s exploding phones

Video Image Samsung Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires1:39 An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized. WSJ’s Lee Hawkins explains. January 21st 2017 4 days ago /video/video.news.com.au/Technology/ Aussie consumers turned…