UPDATED: Samsung says battery update is not to make the device suitable for continued use but to encourage people to hand theirs in

UPDATED: Samsung issues battery software update in Europe

Samsung is issuing a new battery software update to all Galaxy Note 7 devices in Europe so they cannot be charged beyond 60 percent capacity – however the recall is still in effect.

This new battery software update is specifically designed to remind all Galaxy Note7 customers to replace their device at their earliest possible convenience through their local Galaxy Note7 Replacement Programme, said Conor Pierce, vice president of IT and mobile and Samsung UK and Ireland.

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Rather than recycle or re-purpose returned Galaxy Note 7s, Samsung will dispose of the devices safely.

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