Samsung Galaxy smartphone and laptop owners will be able to repair their products themselves. Today, Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy self-repair program in South Korea, allowing consumers to repair their own products.
Thanks to the self-repair program, Korean consumers will not only be able to visit the Samsung Electronics service center and repair the product but will also be able to purchase the necessary parts online and perform the repair themselves.
Self-repair begins with some models and limited parts and will be gradually expanded in the future. Accurate repairable models and parts can be found on the official website. First, self-repair of Galaxy mobile products and some models of TVs becomes possible.
It starts with three models: Galaxy S20 ∙ S21 ∙ S22 series, Galaxy Book Pro 39.6cm (15.6- inch ) series laptops, and 80cm (32-inch) TV. Users of this model can purchase necessary parts and repair tools through the Samsung service website.
In the case of smartphones, self-repair is possible for three parts: the display, the back cover, and the charging port. A total of seven parts, including the touchpad and fingerprint recognition power button, are included in the subject of self-repair for laptops.
Once replaced, you can use the “self-repair helper app” to optimize the new part to work properly. Afterward, through the self-diagnosis function of the “Samsung Members App,” you can check whether or not there is an abnormality in the repair result.
Consumers who have completed self-repair can visit the service center or return some of the replaced parts and repair tools to Samsung through courier service and receive a refund of the eco-friendly deposit. Recovered parts are either recycled or lead to responsible disposal through inspection by Samsung.
Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP
Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.
According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.
Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.
Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 188.8.131.52 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.