Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge Ship Without Galaxy Labs In The US

March 9, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

As you probably already know, Samsung has introduced their newest flagship smartphones last month during MWC in Barcelona. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets have been all over the news ever since, even though they still aren’t officially available for purchase just yet. Some consumers did receive their units early (part of them who pre-ordered one of the two phones), and we’ve also seen tons of reviews released yesterday after Samsung’s embargo lifted.

Now, despite all that, new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge-related info keeps on popping up. A new piece of news comes from SamMobile, and according to the site, the two Galaxy S7 models ship without ‘Galaxy Labs’ menu in the US. Now, some of you might wonder what exactly is ‘Galaxy Labs’ menu, well, think of it as Samsung’s very own developer settings if you will. This is a place where Samsung tends to offer additional options which they’re currently testing, and the newest addition to this menu is the ability to remove the app drawer, and essentially make the OS more like Apple’s iOS. Now, carriers are probably the reason behind this because these are mostly experimental features, and carriers are the ones who would have to deal with consumers if they experience issues with (unnecessary) experimental features. This is actually not the only piece of Samsung’s software that the carriers in the US removed, Verizon has opted to remove Samsung Pay from the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge, even though rumors say Samsung Pay will be included in the upcoming update, and that it will be available for download from the Google Play Store. Keep in mind that this is just a rumor at this point though.

The removal of the Galaxy Labs isn’t exactly a great loss for users, this menu currently offers only 2 options inside of it, besides, there’s always a possibility carriers will include that menu in the upcoming updates. That is pretty much it, at least for now, we’re sure that more Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge info will surface in the coming days / weeks, so stay tuned for that, as always.