President Obama Weighs In On Exploding Samsung Note 7
President Obama was in Miami on Thursday and one of the subjects of his speech was Obamacare. While making a point about the universal healthcare plan that he has instituted, he compared it to the explosive problem of the tech giant Samsung with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
President Obama said that if companies release new smartphones and if they found out that there are few bugs in them, what is initially done is to fix them and upgrade them. But if these devices catch fire, then the President claimed that it should be pulled out from the market.
A video by Politico's Dan Diamond that was shared on Twitter was subjected to a big laugh from the crowd. The President further continued his analogy saying that if that is the case, then there is no chance that you go back on using the fired phone. He further added, "You don't say 'Well, we're repealing smartphones. We're just gonna do the dial-up thing.' That's not what you do."
On the other hand, a response from Samsung was not yet obtained. According to CNET, once your product becomes a topic for fun, then you should exert more in order to restore the faith of the users not only in the particular phone, but also in the brand.
Well, Samsung has shown to have taken initiative by offering help to travelers who are about to board a plane at airports. But these phones are not allowed on U.S. flights anymore according to a report in 6abc. The company also demanded users to shut off their Samsung Note 7 smartphones and return them to where they bought the device.
Samsung's exploding battery issue has hurt the tech giant's image as consumers are now shifting to other brands like Apple's iPhone 7. Even replacement units were reported to have exploded, causing injury to some users. This led to Samsung finally discontinuing the Note 7 and stopped all sales.