• Tuesday Poll: What Do You Think About Removable Batteries?

    Tuesday Poll: What Do You Think About Removable Batteries?

    There was a time back in the day, probably around the time of the Galaxy Nexus, where removable batteries were a big deal.As time passes, they don’t seem to be all that exciting anymore.
  • Report: Note 7 Batteries Tested In-House

    Report: Note 7 Batteries Tested In-House

    The sometimes explosive batteries used to power Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were reportedly tested in the company's own lab.Before selling smartphones via US carriers, a manufacturer must assess its batteries at one of 28 labs certified by mobile trade group CTIA.
  • New Samsung Phones May Contain LG Batteries

    New Samsung Phones May Contain LG Batteries

    So how do you guarantee your new smartphones won't also explode?As well as designing and testing new handsets much more thoroughly, Samsung could opt to use someone else's batteries, and it looks as though that's what the company is trying to do.
  • Report: Note 7 Fires Linked to 'Irregularly Sized' Batteries

    Report: Note 7 Fires Linked to 'Irregularly Sized' Batteries

    The report comes two days before Samsung is set to hold a press conference where it will formally announce the findings of its investigation into the fires and explosions that prompted its Note 7 recall last year.The Journal on Friday reported that Samsung's investigation revealed that "some batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems.
  • Samsung Blames Bad Batteries for Galaxy Note 7 Disaster

    Samsung Blames Bad Batteries for Galaxy Note 7 Disaster

    The Galaxy Note 7 counts as the worst smartphone launch on record.In the end, not only were all Note 7 recalled, Samsung took action to disable any remaining handsets so as to avoid having any still in use exploding and causing more harm.