Earlier this month, Samsung started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy Beta Program for unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge in several countries. Less than a day later, the latest major OS update for Samsung’s two flagship phones was leaked online for everyone to use. While we’re still waiting for a release date of the official version of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, SamMobile managed to get its hands on a copy of Samsung’s Customer Consultant Guide for the update.
The guide starts with a thorough explanation of how to join the Galaxy Beta Program if you own either one of Samsung’s 2016 flagships. Throughout the document, Samsung keeps pointing out how the Android 7.0 Nougat Beta is not an official version of the software, adding that users can expect to experience some errors and malfunctions. Following these reminders and some other technical explanations about the Galaxy Beta Program is a section highlighting key differences between Marshmallow and Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. More specifically, Samsung notes how Nougat boasts a shortened menu tree and categories present in the Settings app, which results in improved accessibility. The new OS version also allows you to adjust your font display size more accurately, in addition to introducing several Quick Panel refinements designed to make the user interface more intuitive.
Furthermore, Samsung points out how the new OS version for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge adds support for notification grouping and direct replies to notifications, as well as a better control interface for the Split Screen View. Speaking of which, users will now be able to open more than two app windows simultaneously. Other improvements include new clock styles, custom clock colors, Launcher shortcuts, and enhanced Folders which can now be browsed by swiping left or right. The notification card on the Lock Screen also went through some minor changes while the S Planner app has been replaced with an app called Calendar.
This is just a portion of changes and new features introduced by the new OS version for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. For a full list of features, check out Samsung’s official Customer Consultant Guide by following the source link below.