The Galaxy Note 7 is quite possibly the fastest Android you can buy right now, but it has a hard time keeping up with the iPhone. We’ve already watched it get beaten by the iPhone 6s, but Samsung’s new phablet is well and truly embarrassed by the iPhone 7.
Samsung’s obsession with taking advantage of the “dull” iPhone 7 is being blamed for the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding battery debacle. It’s thought the South Korean company rushed its latest flagship to capitalize on a potentially disappointing iPhone refresh.
Consumer Reports has called for an official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 following reports that some devices have exploded while charging. Samsung has already confirmed that some units are affected by a battery issue, but it hasn’t officially asked customers to return their devices.
In an unprecedented move, Samsung today announced a worldwide recall of all the Galaxy Note 7 units it has sold so far. The company will be issuing replacement units to all Galaxy Note 7 customers irrespective of the purchase date.
Samsung has a long-running family of smartwatches under its Gear S2 banner, and now the family is growing by a couple with the company’s latest announcement.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who had once famously said that there’d be no Salesforce without Steve Jobs, thinks that Apple is far behind Samsung in the smartphone race and has a lot of catching up to do.
Way back in January of this year, Samsung officially confirmed that the Gear S2, the company’s recently launched wearable, would support the iPhone at some point in the future.
Samsung’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7, is all set to hit the retail stores in the United States in a couple of days from now. The company pushed forward the launch of the Note 7 and even tweaked its naming scheme slightly to better take on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 Plus.