Wait, is this also the reason for the overheating and fast battery drain from the replacement Note 7 a few days ago?
Diu Nia Ma, 01 Oct 2016Samsung should just close business or takeover by HTC or Blackberry. Case closed lol I doubt that Those company can even buy atleast 1% of Samsung Mobile business's share. In other way around, Samsung could (should instead) buy them altogether. Let alone the entire Samsung corporation that holds 17% of total south Korean GDP!
...the issue lasted a day for me. Removed the app yesterday and got update this morning and now no issue found on the battery. From canada.
I'm just curious which versions of the phones are heating up so much. Is it just Snapdragon versions? Or Exynos too? We all know Qualcomm made a faulty flagship SoC 2 years in a row (overheating CPU on 810, GPU on 820). Problem with Samsung is, they put memory chips very close to the processors (sometimes even on top of each other), which is causing the phone to heat up pretty badly anyway. If the rumor is true, and they plan to ditch Qualcomm completely, having Exynos in flagships and MediaTek in the rest of devices, it would be really wise choice for Samsung, but they also have to solve their design issues. It's a bad year for Samsung, and a bit of a wake up call, hopefully they will learn from this lesson.
Diu Nia Ma, 01 Oct 2016Samsung should just close business or takeover by HTC or Blackberry. Case closed Considering Blackberry have just announced they will no longer be designing their own phones I think you got that one back to front.
Good article. Some other websites would say that the S7 and S6 will likely explode and you must exchange if for an iPhone as soon as you can. That's why I love GSMArena, they are neutral.
TeamAndroid, 01 Oct 2016''cooled it down under the bathroom sink.'' -that is not how you should cool down your phon... moreI'm surprised that he took his phone to re-flash the firmware when you can do that easily with Odin at home.
Someone Else, 01 Oct 2016GSMArena is probably the best and most professional tech site I've ever been on. If this news ... moreYep, I must agree with you.
I'm a tech enthusiast and i read about tech news whenever i have time, 24/7 if i can say.
I use like 5-10 websites (plus a bunch of twitter) to stay up-to-date, but GSMA. is the site i visit the most on a daily basis. Not because they're the fastest posting (unfortunately they aren't) the news and stuff like that, but more like because they post quality reviews, news and overall content. No clickbait, no 'fanboyism', no nothing.
Everything stays relevant, nice and clear. (and honest)
Fudge me. I had manually back my phone up was gonna flash it and if that hadnt fixed the battery drain issue , I was gonna send my phone away for repairs. This is why I cant stand these obnoxious updates. Now im just gonna delete that oculus app instead as i dont own a VR headset
Samsung should just close business or takeover by HTC or Blackberry.
GSMArena is probably the best and most professional tech site I've ever been on. If this news goes upon, let say BGR, than the headline would have been, "Samsung still have a problem with over heating phone, and this time, it's not the Note 7" or "This is the reason you should avoid all Samsung's flagship" and proceed to telling that the iPhone 7 is better and bla bla bla
Seriously, I have no problem with any Apple news or how people say the iPhone is better than any other smartphone.I own an iPhone. But BGR article are childish and if you go to BGR.com, you'll know what I'm talking about. They even say that the Xiomi Mi 5s copied the iPhone "8" by using the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on their phones.
Anyway, goob GSMArena for the non biased journalism.
My friend has VR and lately he rooted his s7 edge and he enjoyed the root a lot.
But his phone started to running slow and hot
So he tought the problem was from root and he returned to stock and told me root sux and will never root again.
I think He will be in shock when he reads this :D
mir, 01 Oct 2016The problem has already been solved and it wasn't even Samsung's fault. So why feel the need t... moreClicks of course.
But to be fair the title is accurate. Occulus makes the Samsung gear app. It can't be used on non-Samsung phones.
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Thanks guys for the info. that happened to me yesterday and i thought there is something wrong with the battery.
''cooled it down under the bathroom sink.''
-that is not how you should cool down your phone if it's excessively hot and even OEM's advise not to cool down phone that way , I'm little bit surprised that professional phone reviewer doesn't know it.