Monday, October 10, 2016
Samsung halts production of Note 7
The New York Times and no doubt most other international media have just reported that Samsung has halted production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to battery-related problems that persist even after the company had recalled and replaced those devices that were prone to smoke or catch fire. The good news is that Samsung has acted appropriately in response to a consumer-safety issue. However, there are many more questions raised by this episode in its competition with Apple and Chinese manufacturers of smartphones for leadership and a share of the global market for smart handheld computing devices. More on this topic in future posts.