Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Android Nougat Feature Roundup

Samsung recently started updating the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge to Android 7.0 Nougat and users who did not play around with the beta version of the software will be in for a number of surprising new features. Some of the new additions are exclusive to Samsung devices, while others are built into Android Nougat.

For starters, the dialer screen of the Phone app now features new colors strewn around to accentuate photos of contacts. The battery screen in the Settings app also has a few new tweaks and options, including additional power saving modes. Furthermore, users will now have access to a number of extra device maintenance settings that make it easier than ever to keep your phone running in great shape. The update allows users to tone down the default 1440p resolution of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, which should help them save some battery life. On the other end of the spectrum, a Video Enhancer is now on board to improve the multimedia performance of the device at the cost of battery life, which makes it a setting that users may want to be careful with. The Nougat update also allows users to put apps to sleep to save battery life that would normally be used up in the background. Finally, functions and activities from third-party apps can now be added to the Quick Settings tab of both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Regarding minor changes, the Nougat update overhauls the interface of the default Calendar app, while the Quick Settings panel has also been cleaned up a bit and features a different arrangement of options. Furthermore, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge now boast the Samsung Pass app designed to help users manage passwords. Samsung Cloud is also officially rolling out with the Nougat update, for a price. The Samsung TouchWiz home screen now boasts transparent app folders, while the new Blue Light Filter setting helps users ease into a healthier sleep pattern. Samsung is also putting app suggestions from their Galaxy Apps store in the results of its app search tool. Finally, owners of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will notice that Device Maintenance is now available as an Edge Panel.

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