Samsung Starts Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat To Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Devices
Samsung finally started rolling out the official Android 7.0 Nougat update to existing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. Apart from the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the company also confirmed plans to expand the Android 7.0 Nougat update to older devices.
The update brings all the usual features one would expect to find packed into Android Nougat. Samsung has also made changes to the user interface. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users will see a new Quick panel design, as Samsung has removed the tiles from the icons in the panel’s first depth and the icons are now grouped to make them easier to find. Notifications, on the other hand, will now be grouped to display information more clearly and also support Direct Reply.
Multi window support has also been improved with the ability to adjust the split screen view, and a new pop-up window feature to allow up to 7 apps to run side-by-side at the same time.
The performance mode, on the other hand, allows users to optimise their smartphones accordingly by activating any of the four modes, including Optimised mode to extend the battery life; Game mode to offer functions like Game Launcher and Game tools; Entertainment mode to improve sound and image quality, and a High-performance mode to enable the highest quality display settings possible.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update also brings Samsung Pass feature that works as a master key for website login on Samsung Internet.
Samsung will also expand the Android Nougat update to other flagship devices such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge Plus, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlock), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8 in the first half of the year.