Samsung Galaxy Note7:
2016 proved to be a natural calamity for technology, taking the lives of numerous tech foundations.
The following post by Ethical Hackers Club is a tribute to technologies we lost by the end of 2016, an article found on PCWorld.com. We lost a lot of cherished consumer technologies in 2016. Let us honor their memories and learn from their shortcomings so that the next generations of technology will be even better. RIP Google Nexus, Vine, Sunrise Calendar, Pebble, and others. These are just the biggest examples of tech products that passed away in 2016, but that's not the end - the list goes on. View the rest of the departed tech here.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 was an exception, as battery issues caused the newly released phones to catch fire or explode. A hasty product recall failed to fix the problem, and Samsung eventually discontinued the entire product line. As for existing phones, Samsung has been trying to recall them all and is now bricking those phones through a software update to prevent any further safety risks. Samsung’s stocks and earnings have taken a dive from the fiasco, but the bigger question is whether the company can regain consumers’ confidence and whether we’ll see another phone under the Note brand again.