galaxy-note-7-design_05-black-cameraIt has been estimated that despite Samsung’s efforts at recalling the Galaxy Note 7, about 1 million or so devices are still out in the wild. In some countries like New Zealand, carriers have blacklisted the handset meaning that the phone won’t work on local networks, but over in the US Samsung will be issuing an update that limits its battery capacity to 60%.

Does this move sound familiar? If it does, it is because last month Samsung planned to issue a similar update in Europe, so it looks like it will finally be making its way to the US. Samsung is saying that in the US, about 85% of all Note 7 handsets out there have since been replaced, but for those that have yet to be returned, the update will be pushed out in the coming days.

According to Samsung, “We remain focused on collecting the outstanding Galaxy Note7 phones in the market. To further drive participation, we will be releasing a software update in the coming days that will limit the phone’s ability to charge beyond 60 percent, as well as issue a reminder pop-up notification every time a consumer charges, reboots or turns on the screen of their Note7 device.”

Now we’re not sure how Samsung plans on forcing users to accept the update, but presumably the constant messages will be annoying enough to the point where users will hopefully just give in. For those who are still holding onto their phones, you should really consider turning it in. After all why keep a device that could potentially injure you or the people around you when free replacements are being readily offered?

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