Now the 26,600 workers in Korea who were celebrated for taking the company's profit and brand to new heights are seen as responsible for the worst crisis in Samsung Electronics's 47-year history.
Samsung Electronics said it would compensate suppliers hit by the decision to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of safety fears with exploding batteries.
AirAsia said on Sunday that its decision of not allowing the latest Galaxy Note series smartphone comes after a recent ban by US Department of Transport on the device and reports of replacement units catching fire.
Samsung Electronics Co offered alternative phones to its India customers who had pre-ordered its flagship Galaxy Note 7 devices, in a bid to appease loyal clients in one of its largest smartphone markets.
Samsung Electronics Co. and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission agreed to terms for an expanded recall of original and replacement Note 7 smartphones, increasing the number of devices that can be returned to 1.9 million.
Samsung Electronics finally pulled the plug on the new Note 7 phone on Tuesday, less than two months after its launch, dealing a huge blow to the business as a result of unresolved safety concerns.
While it is too early to predict a similar disappearance from the phone market of the South Korean company, rivals are nipping at the heels of the market leader.
Britain's ministers have been reportedly banned from wearing Apple watches to Cabinet meetings over fears of Russian hackers.
When Samsung recalled its phones last month, it assured consumers it had diagnosed the problem and that its replacements were safe.
China's product safety regulator says Samsung will recall all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in mainland China, amounting to around 191,000 units.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd told customers on Tuesday to stop using their Galaxy Note7 smartphones while it investigates reports of fires in the devices.
The world's top smartphone maker said it had asked all global carriers to stop sales of the Note 7s.
Google's launch of the first phone it has designed itself puts it in direct competition with the two dominant smartphone makers, which each market heavily.
A US appeals court handed Apple a victory in one of its battles with rival Samsung, reinstating a $119.6 million verdict for the iPhone maker for patent infringement.
The Jio offer is not restricted only to newly launched iPhone 7 and 7-Plus and would also be valid on iPhone 6, 6-Plus, 6S-Plus, SE.
The DGCA, in a public notice on September 12, had advised air travellers "not to turn on or charge the device and also not to stow them in their check-in baggage."
Samsung Electronics Co.s global recall of Note 7 smartphones received a fresh blow after a replacement device was blamed for smoke that led to the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines Co. plane.
For instance, with IoT, street lights will automatically go off when they sense no traffic on the roads and, consequently, save power.
Google's newly-launched artificial intelligence-powered premium device Pixel will impact Apple's iPhone ecosystem and even Samsung's flagship premium device Note 7 to an extent.