Samsung rolls-out S III update to fix ‘sudden death’ problem


A small number of 16GB handsets were reportedly breaking while charging overnight

Samsung has confirmed it is rolling-out an update to fix a bug which causes a small number of Galaxy SIIIs to stop working when left on charge overnight.

According to various online reports the problem, nicknamed the ‘sudden death’ bug, causes some 16GB models to suddenly fail overnight, usually around six months after the date the handset is first activated.

Although the manufacturer did not go into the details of the problem, a spokesperson told Mobile News: “We have been releasing a software update to address the firmware issue. We are working to ensure that the software update will be available at the earliest possible time in all countries and would like to assure our customers that we remain fully committed to providing a seamless mobile experience.”