Do you remember when Google inserted a "kill switch" into Android phones so its programmers could sneak into your phone and destroy malware? Experts were concerned because these Android phone owners were not asked if they wanted Google to crack their phones and delete all their malware. The incident exposed questions about people's rights when it comes to smartphones, and now Samsung is getting into the act.
It's been a few months since Samsung had to discontinue its newest flagship smartphone only weeks after it debuted. Unfortunately, these phones were exploding and causing property damage and injuries. However, Samsung has yet to say why it's latest smartphone was combusting. Now a new study could shed some light on the cause of this catastrophe.
It all went down in September. People all across America were shocked to find out that there was a problem with their brand-new Samsung phones. The darn things liked to blow up, and safety advocates wouldn't let that slide. Before the month was out, the Galaxy Note 7 had been recalled and removed from the market. However, this wouldn't be the only recall to hit Samsung this year.
Remember when everyone found out that Samsung Galaxy Note 7s were catching on fire. Internet memes started, videos surfaced, and everyone was claiming their other Samsung products were exploding too. Well, hang on to your shorts because they weren't kidding.
First we heard reports of exploding smartphones, but would you believe there are reports of exploding washing machines too? Both products have something in common, they were made by Samsung, and consumers are not happy. Could these product issues send Samsung into a tailspin?