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Samsung fined in Italy for forcing phone-slowing updates on users

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

We've all been there—a phone that was snappy and stable becomes dramatically less so after the OEM releases a slapdash update. Italian authorities have investigated Samsung and Apple for the way they develop and deploy updates to older phones. As a result, Samsung has to pay a €5 million fine, and Apple's is double that.

This announcement stretches back to January, which is when Italy started investigating both firms for antitrust violations.

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Samsung fined in Italy for forcing phone-slowing updates on users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Note Edge too] Verizon updates the 3-year old Galaxy Note 4 with the Blueborne security patch

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Credit where credit is due. Verizon and Samsung are doing a good job of keeping relatively older devices updated with security patches. After upgrading the Galaxy S5 (2014) to the August security patch, they're now releasing an update to the Note 4 (also 2014) with the latest security patches that brings it to software version MMB29M.N910VVRS2CQE1.

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[Update: Note Edge too] Verizon updates the 3-year old Galaxy Note 4 with the Blueborne security patch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Verizon updates the 3-year old Galaxy Note 4 with the Blueborne security patch

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Credit where credit is due. Verizon and Samsung are doing a good job of keeping relatively older devices updated with security patches. After upgrading the Galaxy S5 (2014) to the August security patch, they're now releasing an update to the Note 4 (also 2014) with the latest security patches that brings it to software version MMB29M.N910VVRS2CQE1.

Although Verizon's update page doesn't specifically state they're the September security patches, and we don't have a Note 4 on Verizon to verify, odds are that's what we're talking about.

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Verizon updates the 3-year old Galaxy Note 4 with the Blueborne security patch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

PSA: Refurbished AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled for potential overheating issues

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Oh, look: another Samsung battery recall. Though not as widespread as the Note7 debacle, this one is still important to pay attention to. If you received a refurbished AT&T Galaxy Note 4 (like for an insurance replacement) between December 2016 and April 2017, listen up.

Samsung and FedEx Supply Chain have determined that some of the non-OEM (i.e. Samsung didn't manufacture them) batteries used in these refurbished devices are counterfeit and show anomalies that would cause the cell to overheat.

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PSA: Refurbished AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled for potential overheating issues was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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