While there remains a few thousand Galaxy Note7 in the wild, Samsung is continuing to make heavy handed efforts to get those recalled devices back in their hands. Already issuing an update that limits the charging to 60% of capacity, the South Korean company has gone a step further by not allowing the devices to charge at all. Effectively, this is the kill switch for the device so if you are one of the few who have one, you won’t be able to use it much longer. The news is not surprising as the company has been trying to get all of the remaining devices in the globally back in their hands.
What is surprising is that Verizon has said they will not roll out the update to their customers. Uh, what?
Citing safety concerns (ironic) and not wanting to cut customers off during the holidays from their devices, Verizon has said they will not be pushing the update out to the Note7 on their network.