Finally Verizon Wireless agrees issuing a crippling software update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets, which still existing in the market and the owners refused to return back to the company even after repeated recalls in the brief period.
About a week ago the South Korean giant announced such update is coming soon to prevent the device from charging and further eliminate the ability for it to work.
Samsung revealed only 7 percent of the Note 7 are still with the owners and rest has been returned.
However, the Verizon customers will not be able to see the software update until January 5 and this delay is to give them some more time to contact friends and family members as well as first responders and emergency medical professionals too during the holiday travel season.
Earlier Verizon talked about not to be issuing the software update for Note 7 as users may be risked if they could not switch over to another handset.
Samsung Note 7 has battery issues that could explode the device. It has been completely banned in the US, even carrying in switched-off mode is not allowed in planes.
The first recall from Samsung was announced in September following another in mid-October. The company has also stopped production of the device.
A data reveals about 93 percent of the sold devices in the US have been returned to the company or the carriers.