Samsung would almost certainly prefer people to be concentrating on the upcoming Galaxy S8 and virtual assistant Bixby, but the disastrous Galaxy Note7 is still etched in memories. After the phones kept catching fire due to a battery problem, the Korean company started to push out OTA updates to cripple them slightly.
But this and even a ban on taking the handsets on flights, was not enough to discourage everyone from using their Note7. Now, in a bid to complete kill of the troublesome phone, Samsung is pushing out another update that completely disables charging.
If this sounds familiar, it's because it's something that some US carriers have already done, but the Korean Herald is now reporting that the company is ready to completely disable remaining handsets on home turf. The announcement was made on Friday, and the update is due to roll out later this month.
While the rollout of this extreme update is being undertaken with safety in mind, there are still some diehards out there who are determine to keep their Note7s running. By ensuring that updates are blocked, the remote killing of a handset can be avoided, but this does of course mean there is a risk of an exploding battery.