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Samsung Lost more than $25 Billion of Market share after Galaxy Note 7 Recall

The most anticipated release of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fell under a dark thunderous cloud after the reports of battery explosions and meltdowns. The Galaxy Note 7 user’s started complaining about battery explosions while charging the device, the consumer complaints started popping up on the Social media and mainstream medias within a week of it’s release, due to which Samsung eventually ended up recalling it’s Note 7 devices, and the distribution stopped. As a result, Samsung lost more than $25 Billion of Market share.

Galaxy Note 7 Recall
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall

On the recent article by Mariella Moon titled “Samsung loses $26 billion of market value after Note 7 recall” published on engadget.com, she mentioned:

Samsung was having a great year, thanks to the S7 and S7 Edge, enticing investors to toss their money into the pool. Unfortunately, the rest of 2016 hasn’t been going according to Samsung’s forecast. The Korean chaebol has lost a whopping $26 billion (with a B) of its market value since it announced the Galaxy Note 7 recall, according to financial data provider Factset. Its shares apparently dropped 6.9 percent between the Korean Exchange’s close on Friday (September 9th) and Monday, and its stock is currently priced at a bit above $1,300. That’s the lowest it’s been in months, although as you can see in the graph below the fold, the company has recovered a bit since yesterday.

Since around 2.5 million devices were shipped before the recall started, it might have alarmed investors and made them question Samsung’s future in the mobile business. Perhaps in an effort to assuage their fears, the company announced on Monday that Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee will officially take over his father’s role as the company’s chief.

So, basically there stock price also plummeted to a great extent. And it looks like it will keep going down for few more sessions before the company take complete control of the situation.

In SEOUL, Korea, Samsung is planning to launch a software which will prevent the device from recharging above 60%. So, basically the Galaxy Note 7 should not be charged above 60% in order to stop itself from exploding.

“Galaxy Note 7 recall: Samsung to release software update to prevent phones from fully charging” by globalnews.ca

Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to under 60 per cent.

The front page of the Seoul Shinmun, a South Korean daily newspaper, carries a Samsung advertisement announcing the software update plan for any users of the Note 7 who may be disregarding its recall notice and continuing to use the smartphone.

“It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience,” Samsung Electronics said. The update for South Korean users will start at 2 a.m. on Sept. 20, it said.

However, over the weekend, Samsung urged consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, amid more reports of the phones catching fire. Click here to Read More…

It means they are literally asking the consumers to not fully charge the device, to just keep the battery below 60%.

It looks like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problems are just keep getting worse:

Social Media is taking a dig on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery explosions:

Does it reminds you of one of those Zombie movies?

Source CBCNews: Samsung’s quick fix for Galaxy Note 7 is no full recharge

The front page of the Seoul Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, carried a Samsung advertisement on Tuesday announcing the software update for any users of the Note 7 who may be disregarding its recall notice and continuing to use the smartphone.

“It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience,” the advertisement by Samsung Electronics said. The update for South Korean users will start Sept. 20, it said.

South Korean media earlier reported the software update plan, citing Samsung.

It was not clear when the update may be issued overseas. Also unclear was whether it will be forced on existing Note 7 phones regardless of user consent. Yonhap News Agency reported that Samsung is in talks with mobile carriers to deliver the same update to keep battery power at 60 per cent or below at all times.

2.5 million devices recalled

Samsung plans to begin issuing new Note 7s with batteries it says will not be prone to overheating starting Sept. 19 in South Korea. It recalled 2.5 million of the devices just two weeks after their launch after dozens of cases in which batteries exploded or caught fire. Samsung says the problem stems from a manufacturing glitch in the batteries.

Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone maker, and analysts said the recall may leave a larger impact on its brand than earlier estimated. Aviation regulators and airlines have deemed the Note 7 a flight hazard and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering an official product recall. Click here to read the entire article!


Saving the power of your Smartphone for longer battery life

We all know that the battery life of the smart phones come down very quickly. Smart phones are very powerful and versatile and that is one of the reasons why the battery life goes down so quickly. If you use your Smartphone all the time throughout the day, then it is quite difficult for the battery to survive for at least 15 hours. Today, there are varieties of smart phones available in the market and there’s always difference between the battery life of every smart phone. Some Smartphone survive for a longer time and some go to sleep within 10-12 hours. In this article you are going to learn about some awesome apps and tweaks with the help of which you will be able to accelerate the battery life of your Smartphone.

Following are some of the tweaks and tricks which will extend the battery life of your Smartphone to the great extent:

1)      Decrease the Brightness of your Smartphone’s Display: The brightness of Smartphone for longer battery lifeyour Smartphone consumes majority of the battery. So, it is a good choice to decrease the brightness of your Smartphone’s display. You can easily decrease the brightness of your Smartphone on the Display Setting option. If you want the battery to be with your Smartphone for the entire day, then you must decrease it little bit lower than the medium range. It will look little dim, but it will definitely extend the battery of your device! So, make sure that you turn the brightness as low as possible.

2)      Decrease the Screen Timeout to 30 seconds or less than 30 seconds: It is a good idea to decrease the screen timeout option of your smart phone as short as possible. Some of the smart phones have the default timeout option set to 1 minute, so you should change the setting to less than 30 seconds. I have set the timeout option of my Smartphone to 15 seconds, which is really helpful to save the battery life to some extent. There is no sense of keeping your smart phone lightened up for no reason. Whenever you want to access your Smartphone you can tap it once and it will wake up for your access. You can change the Screen Timeout setting from the display settings of your Smartphone.

3)      Turn off the unwanted Programs and Apps: Make sure that you do not keep the unwanted apps or devices running. It is better to turn off the Bluetooth if you are not using it. If the Bluetooth setting is turned on for no reason, then you are wasting an hour or two of your Smartphone’s battery life. When the Bluetooth is on, it is always searching for the signals at the cost of your Smartphone’s battery. So, make sure to turn off the unwanted apps and devices because, it is a smart way to save your Smartphone’s battery life.

4)      Use the GPS wisely: It is crucial to understand that the GPS receiver is a battery sucking program of your Smartphone. You should not play around with the GPS if you don’t want the battery to die soon. GPS receives several signals from satellites to get the location that you want. You can get several proposals from various apps to access your Smartphone’s GPS. Most of the apps that want the permissions are useless and if you are not familiar with those apps, then make sure that you do not give them any permission to access your phone’s GPS.

5)      Disable Wi-Fi if you are not making use of it: You should disable Wi-Fi of your device if you are not using it. Wi-Fi radio can suck the battery out of your phone just like the Bluetooth does. It is always seeking for the signals at the cost of your phone’s battery. It makes no sense to keep the Wi-Fi on if you are not in the range of Wi-Fi network. It will just take one tap to turn off the Wi-Fi and to save the considerable amount of your Smartphone’s battery life. Disable anything that you are not using and that seeks for the signals if there is not any signal available.

6)      Use Advanced Task Killer app: Make use of the app called Advanced Task Killer in order to kill the unwanted processing apps. Advanced Task Killer is available for Free and is really helpful for getting rid of unwanted processes that are running on your device. By killing unwanted apps you can reduce the memory workload and can save the battery life to the great extent. So, I recommend you to install the free Advanced Task Killer on your Smartphone and set it up to auto kill. It save the power of your phone and it will also increase the speed of your Smartphone.

7)      Disable Flash or notification: Notification or flash message often appears on the screen for several reasons. Most of the times the notifications appear for the update of apps or an advertisement from your network provider. The notifications are not only annoying, but it is also battery sucking setup. It is wise to turn off the notifications so that there will not be any unwanted flash pop ups and the wastage of battery time.

8)      Special Battery saving app for Android: If you want the automatic assistance in order to save the battery life of your Smartphone, then check out the JuiceDefender app for Android. It customizes your Smartphone in order to save the battery life of your device. JuiceDefender does every task automatically and makes sure that the battery is not getting wasted on unwanted programs or signals.

The above mentioned tips are used by me and my team and it gave a great result after implementing them. We found out that the battery life of our device got extended to 4 more hours after using the above mentioned tips. If you have any opinions or any tips on this topic of Smartphone for longer battery life, then feel free to share your knowledge with us.

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