Technology Samsung mistakenly pushed '1' notifications to Galaxy phones worldwide

12:30  20 february  2020
12:30  20 february  2020 Source:   engadget.com

Samsung just blasted Galaxy phones around the world with a bizarre notification for no reason

  Samsung just blasted Galaxy phones around the world with a bizarre notification for no reason All smartphones have a great built-in feature that you’ll hopefully never use. That’s a variation of Find My iPhone that Apple introduced years ago that lets you get a hold of a lost or stolen device. So if one should receive Find My Mobile notifications on their device, one would clearly worry that something may have happened to their devices. That’s exactly what happened a few hours ago when Samsung pushed out a mind-boggling notification via the Find My Mobile app that reads “1”. © Provided by BGR samsung-galaxy-s10-sign The notification hit multiple devices and went away if you tried to tap on it, hinting that it may all be a mistake from Samsung.

Share All sharing options for: Samsung blasts Galaxy phones worldwide with weird ‘ 1 ’ In what appears to be a curious accident, Galaxy phone users worldwide have received a mysterious It’s no wonder some Galaxy owners are freaking out. Anyone else get that find my mobile push notification

At first , I had no issues receiving notifications , but I noticed at some point last week I was no longer receiving GMail notifications (it took me a few days to realize this because I don't get I have reset them numerous times, rebooted my phone changed up everything and still nothing. Samsung Note 8.

If you've recently received a mysterious notification on your Samsung Galaxy device, you're not alone. The tech giant has blasted Galaxy phone users worldwide with a Find My Mobile push notification that simply says "1." That's it -- just "1." I personally got it on a Samsung Galaxy S8+ and a Galaxy A50S, and for both devices, clicking it did nothing. At least nothing that I could see: It didn't fire up the application and offer any explanation of what it could mean.

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Some people reported seeing a spike in battery usage by the Find My Mobile app, but that wasn't the case for me. According to Twitter user Audrey Heather, a Verizon rep told her that Samsung "accidentally sent out" the push notification. We've also reached out to the company for a statement to assuage the fears of those who think they were hacked. Samsung has yet to get back to us, but it told Korean publication Yonhap News that it was an internal test that went wrong and that it doesn't have any effect on recipients' phones.

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Samsung accidentally announced the Galaxy Home Mini's release date .
Early today, on its South Korean website, Samsung posted that the Galaxy Home Mini will be released in South Korea on February 12th for 9,00 KRW, approximately $83. The post has since been removed, but it was online long enough to give us a few new details about the Galaxy Home Mini and suggest that rumors the device will arrive in early 2020 could be true. According to the release, captured by Android Police, the Galaxy Home Mini will support Bixby voice commands. You'll be able to send and receive messages without connecting your smartphone. It will detect emergencies, like fires or leaks, and provide notifications when an appliance isn't working.

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