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Good afternoon, I can certainly understand the concern for new changes. The release notes for the Family Hub Software 6.0 update shows improvements on performance and capability. Some changes you will notice are detailed below for you:
-Support for the Family Hub mobile app is being dropped, The SmartThings Mobile app will be the replacement, some feature restrictions will apply to memo/whiteboard/to-do/calendar functions.
-Home screen layouts will be changed, previous Family Board contents will be saved in the backup ablum of your gallery app
-Memo/Gallery widget is deleted, and memo/photo add function is provided with the menu button on the home screen.
-Animation, illustration, and family board themes have been deleted; default themes will reset to the Weather theme
-The clock style of the previously set cover screen is changed to the default clock style of each theme
-Voice ID function has been removed; Some speeches related to the Family Hub profile are no longer supported
-The notification status bar at the top has been removed
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Following this thread to decide if I should purchase this fridge. I was planning to purchase in the next couple of weeks so need to understand this complexity. I have seen responses from Samsung about the "see inside the fridge option" working – but it is not addressing all the other options that are lost by this upgrade. It would be great to see a response that word truly address what is the situation and the expected fixes
Be aware, the "See inside" feature is more of a gimmick. There is A camera with a fisheye lens that shows multiple shelves, but the distortion makes identification difficult.
When I read about the feature, my imagination went to a scenario in which I could tap an icon to look at contents in stead of opening the door. Instead, when I look I say what IS that? And I have to oen the door to answer the question.
Ok, I just got this fridge today, spent all this extra money for a "family hub", got the latest model fridge, to ensure i get maximum functionality and now I find out that Samsung killed the family hub functions. If I can't make multiple profiles and connect my family to share and communicate, then this is absolutely useless. I need a solution. This should be under warranty support as this is expected functionality. If not, refund me the difference for a fridge without the family hub. @SamsungLarry please, please fix. This is ridiculous