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More than 96 percent of all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the wild have been safely returned following a global recall that started in September, has revealed Samsung. It's believed that approximately 2.5 million units — including unsold stock — were in circulation at the start of the debacle four months ago. Based on this figure, the firm is still unable to account for around 100,000 devices.
However, if Samsung continues to partner with carriers to distribute lethal updates that remotely disable all variants of the handset, it shouldn't be too much longer until the remaining four percent are sent back. After all, if consumers choose to hold on to their Galaxy Note 7 as a form of memorabilia (I'm not entirely sure why you'd want to), they'll be left with nothing but a paperweight that burnt an $850 hole in their pocket.
The South Korean company also announced that as a result of the exceptionally high rate of participation in the U.S. Note 7 Refund and …

Early deals figures demonstrate strong development for iOS in the US, Android overwhelms in China

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveals that Apple’s iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6s were the three most popular smartphones in the US leading into the holiday buying season in terms of sales.
In the three months ending November 2016, Apple’s three smartphones captured a combined 31.4 percent market share sales. Following closely behind was Samsung with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the fourth and fifth best-selling phones during the same timeframe, capturing 28.9 percent of smartphone sales.

The new Pixel phone by Google made what Kantar called “strong gains” with a rise to 1.3 percent of sales.
Looking at the OS breakdown, the firm reports that Android came installed on 55.3 percent of smartphone sold in the US during the same three-month period, a decline of 5.1 percent year-over-year. Apple’s iOS, meanwhile, captured 43.5 percent of the market which is up 6.4 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
It’s a much different stor…