Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 replacement programme has begun rolling out across the globe, and the company has helpfully included a method for identifying the safe versions of its flagship phone. This takes the form of a new green battery icon, as well as a square symbol on the label of the packaging box.
The green battery icon will be visible on the status bar, the always on display, and even on the power off prompt screen. This is almost to be expected, as it replaces the normal battery level indicator.
This green indicator is particularly noteworthy as it is technically not allowed by the Android Compatibility Definition Document. Samsung worked out a special exception to the rule with Google to get this indicator out; which is helpful as it won’t be mistaken for anything else.
Malaysians will still have to wait until 29 September for the replacement programme to begin in this country. Until that time, it is advisable to avoid using the existing Galaxy Note 7.
[Source: Samsung Newsroom]