Samsung struggling with Galaxy Note 7 recalls and refunds in South Korea prompting government action


Samsung continues to struggle with their Galaxy Note 7 debacle and although they have been relatively proactive in trying to address the issue, that does not mean they are not making some missteps. In their home country of South Korea, Samsung got out in front of the issue quickly by doing a voluntary recall. Unfortunately for Samsung, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards is stepping in now and asking the company to extend the period of time for consumers to get a refund and to provide some additional information concerning steps to remove existing devices from the market. Read more

Verizon standing firm against offering unlimited data plans


As business cycles go, it seems we are coming around for our second lap with wireless carriers offering unlimited data in an effort to entice customers to choose their service. During an investor conference on Thursday, Verizon’s chief financial officer Fran Shammo confirmed that in typical fashion for the company, Verizon would not jump on the bandwagon and offer their own unlimited plans. Read more

Allo will get proper SMS support in a future version


Allo launched Tuesday night to much hype and excitement. Unfortunately, much of that excitement turned to disappointment as users figured out that Allo wouldn’t be able to replace their default text messaging app, largely because of the lack of any sort of text messaging support.

It’s not all bad news, though. It’s likely that Allo will get full SMS support in a future version, according to a hint from Allo’s co-lead Justin Uberti.

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