A few days ago, there was a report that Verizon, one of the most important telephony company in the United States had refused to rollout the update that will disable the remaining Galaxy Note 7 and thus end a potentially hazardous situation for users who still owned the smartphone. However, Samsung would be happy to know that finally, the Verizon has realized the seriousness of the matter and now the deactivation process will start after Christmas holidays.

Verizon will finally kill the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Statement from Verizon side:

“Samsung will be releasing a Note7 software update on December 19. This update prevents the device from charging and eliminates the ability for it to work as a mobile device.

Verizon will not be pushing this software update to your device until January 5, 2017. We want to make sure you can contact family, first responders, and emergency medical professionals during the holiday travel season.

However, we urge you to stop using your Note7, upgrade it to another device, and return the Note7 to us.”

The carrier has given a list of devices which it supposes we ought to upgrade and as anyone might expect, you can see the iPhone 7 on the highest priority on that rundown, showing that maybe Verizon wants us to bounce the Android ship and advance toward the iOS voyage.

The strange thing is that so far we have not received any official explanation from Samsung why explosions happened in high-end devices. An independent study indicates that the problem was in the design of Smartphones, not in batteries as Samsung accused some of its colleagues.