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Samsung's Note 7 refuses to die on VerizonThe company announced a final software update to kill remaining Note 7 devices, but Verizon won't get on board for safety reasons.
Samsung is attempting to put the last nail on the Galaxy Note 7 coffin. And it's not going down without a fight. The final software update rolling out December 19th will make it impossible to use the phone as a mobile device. A September release had already limited the charging capacity of the phone to a maximum of 60%. But this one will completely eliminate the ability to recharge. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 came under fire shortly after it's release after multiple users reported exploding battery. This force the Korean company to recall all units of the Note 7. Making it one of the biggest tech fiascos of 2016. Yet the site offering full refunds and multiple incentives, about 7% of Note 7 users still refuse to give up their phones, and even this software update may not stop them from using the phone if they're Verizon customers. The US mobile carrier will not be rolling out the update because of safety issues. Verizon released a statement saying it will not force the update on people who may not have another device to switch to in the midst of this holiday travel Travel season. Because travelling with your Note 7 in your pocket is a much safer option. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile haven't yet said if they will be rolling out the update. I guess we haven't heard the last of the Note 7. And for more tech news, go to cnet dot com. In San Francisco, I'm Vanessa Handariana.