Samsung to issue update to render Galaxy Note 7 useless

Samsung will soon make it harder for customers to keep using the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.



The company stopped selling the phone in October due to a battery issue that caused some phones to catch fire while charging.



A new update will be released on Dec. 19 that blocks the device from recharging. This would render the device useless.



Not everyone supports Samsung's decision. Verizon says that it won't push the update on its customers who still choose to use the device.



More than 90 percent of all Note 7 devices in the United States have already been returned to Samsung.


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