Reuters reported that Samsung announced Friday (Nov. 4) that it has replaced 85 percent of its recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices thus far. Samsung recalled 2.5 million in early September following reports of phones catching fire. Samsung also plans to release a software update that will prohibit phones from charging above 60 percent to counter the issue.
The Galaxy Note recall has given competitors Apple, LG and Google the opportunity to take in new customers, but Samsung reports most users opted to receive a replacement Samsung smartphone. Samsung also recently recalled 2.8 million top-load washers after reports of injuries from drum balance issues.