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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 safety issues in the last month or so has become the company’s worst nightmare. The issue forced the company to kill its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and Samsung may not stop here. If a new report out of Russia is to be believed, then Samsung is reportedly considering killing the “Note” lineup completely, with no future smartphones to carry the iconic phablet brand. citing an unnamed person from Samsung’s corporate headquarters reports that the South Korean company is “planning to abandon” the entire production line of Galaxy Note-series smartphones. The report adds that the reputation of the “Note” branding has been destroyed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding issue. Samsung reportedly conducted a survey around various markets including South Korea where 50 percent people have “negative attitude” towards the Note branding. It’s worth noting that Samsung hasn’t made any announcement regarding killing the Note branding for smartphones as of now.

The South Korea-based handset maker earlier this week stopped production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone while also halted sales worldwide after users reported that the replacement units were also plagued by fire issues. Samsung has ‘strictly’ advised customers to stop using the device. The killing of the Galaxy Note 7 also led the company to cut its operating profit outlook by $2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 15,375 crores) in the third-quarter.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 steadily became global laughing stock after numerous cases reported of Galaxy Note 7 units exploding while charging due to an alleged battery issue. In some incidents, the explosions due to Galaxy Note 7 led to fire in a jeep and also reportedly put a house on fire. In another case, the explosion of a Galaxy Note 7 caused major damage to hotel room.

The issue last month even led India to ban the use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 on all flights, a similar approach taken by other countries as well.


Panasonic India is Seeking to “Completely” manufacture mobile Phones in India in next two years, at the same time as it banks on strong sales to clock sales a ways better than previously focused.

Panasonic assembles cell Phones at its Noida unit, at ‘semi-knocked down’ degree and is Looking to deepen the producing capability to ‘completely-knocked down’ level inside the subsequent 1-2 years, a senior employer legit stated.

Authorities incentives and guidelines which includes Make in India are changing the manufacturing strategy of gamers, Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India told PTI.

Currently, Panasonic has also doubled manufacturing capacity at its Noida unit to 8,00,000 devices according to month to fulfill the growing requirements of each India and remote places markets.

The agency hopes to exceed the annual revenue goal for mobility Commercial enterprise and clock about Rs. 3000 crores this financial.

“Our revenue target has been Rs. 2,500 crores for 2016-17 and we anticipated to promote three million gadgets, first of all. But we are hoping to exceed that concentrate on and promote 4 million gadgets this year. The sales must be about Rs. three,000 crores, as an alternative,” he said.

Final monetary, the company clocked Rs. 1,two hundred crores revenue from mobility Enterprise and in unit terms, the smartphone income stood at 1.five million, he talked about.

India is the headquarters for Panasonic’s mobility Enterprise, operating as the hub for outside markets consisting of Nepal, Sri Lanka, the UAE and Oman among others. India accounts for as a lot as 90 percentage of the Department’s sales. Panasonic on Monday released its new phablet Eluga Note that supports ‘4G VoLTE’ for faster information get entry to and higher voice best. The phone, priced at Rs. 13,290, has an inbuilt IR sensor allowing customers to give command to clever domestic home equipment which includes Television, DVD player and ACs.

“We’re upbeat approximately the marketplace. The monetary growth is powerful. We assume a surge in spending with the aid of Authorities personnel because of the pay hike,” Rana said adding the organization anticipated to growth market proportion to 6-7 percentage this financial in opposition to 3 percentage within the preceding fiscal.

Micro-blogging website Twitter is testing a new design for an Android app version to make it more user-friendly and easy to navigate.

Several people using Twitter’s alpha and beta apps have begun seeing a design that places Twitter’sfour core areas main feed, Moments, notifications, and direct messages as large tabs across the top of the screen, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The new design is letting the users toggle between them either by tapping on the tab or by swiping side to side, making it much easier to navigate and explore than the main version of Twitter’s app.

Currently, these four tabs are tiny buttons at the top of the screen and users have to exit one screen in order to open the next tab.

“The new design also opens up a lot of Twitter’s other features in a friendlier way. Right now, things like Highlights, settings, and even your own profile are hidden away in the ‘…’ menu,” the report said.

This test design allows the user to work on more screen space as it allows you to access features from a pane that slides out from the left-hand side of the screen.

Twitter also frees up some space by incorporating floating buttons and removing three tweet buttons that ran along the bottom of the screen.