Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge Get Android Nougat Update: Find Out What's Changed

Samsung has rolled out the third Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and the most striking update is the change in name of manufacturer’s user interface.

    Are you a member of the Galaxy Beta Program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge? If you are, then it's time to check your phone for an update.

    Why? Because Samsung has rolled out the third Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones.

    Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Get Android Nougat Update

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    However, Samsung notes that there are few bugs that are yet to be fixed which were present in the

    second beta as well. Samsung is investigating the problem and might roll out an update once it finds a solution.


    Regardless, the third update has been stacked up to 528MB and includes the December 1 security patch.

    What's most striking about the update, on the other hand, is the change in name of manufacturer's user interface. The UI which was once known as TouchWiz has now been renamed to Samsung Experience. Users who have updated to the new beta see the change.

    Custom Android Interface

    Samsung seems to be making several efforts to evolve its custom Android interface since the release of the Galaxy S6 in 2014.

    Nonetheless, Samsung now looks to be transitioning away from the TouchWiz name for its user interface as the TouchWiz branding has not been highlighted in recent times.

    With Nougat, the company Seems to be moving away from blue-green accents to a more refined layout that features a lot of white elements interspersed with light-blue accent colors.

    The manufacturer has moved from a bright and colorful look to a more minimalist feel with light blue and white coloring.

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    Other Changes

    Several other changes have been included such as the addition of new software like Samsung Pass (for iris scanning) and Samsung Note. The update further adds an auto brightness button to the Quick Panel and moves the "Close All" button below the recents panel.

    While the beta users can enjoy some new features now, Samsung is expected to begin rolling out official Android 7.0 Nougat software sometime in December. If it does release the update, then unlocked handsets will likely update first, while carrier models may not see Nougat until early to mid-2017.

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