Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update to Bring Note 7’s Secure Folder to Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was set to be one of the most advanced smartphones Samsung released this year, but things did not go according to plan.

The phone, despite being praised by many during its initial days, ended up lasting for about a month on the market, but not everything it had come out with will be buried along with it. Some of the great features that Samsung had added to the phone will be making their way to the current Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge through a software update.

Samsung Galaxy S7 is currently on Android Nougat beta, however, the South Korean tech giant is expected to roll out the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat stable version to the phone in the coming days or weeks. When this happens, finally, the 2016 flagships will not just be updated with the latest OS and Android security patch for that matter, but they will also receive a feature by the name of Secure Folder.

As noted, the Secure Folder came to life courtesy of the dead Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but this feature will now spread wings to the Galaxy S7 in the near future. In case you are still wondering, the Secure Folder is simply a protected folder where Samsung Galaxy S7 users will be able to store their personal data, be it docs, photos or even videos, just to name but a few. In order to open this folder, one must provide fingerprint authentication, which makes it as secure as you can imagine.

Fingerprint scanners have been noted as the best when it comes to smartphone security as opposed to using passwords and passcodes and now that the Secure Folder is coming to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, many will be delighted at how Samsung is looking after their privacy needs.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

The information about this development came in after one of the Galaxy Beta Program members asked Samsung about the Secure Folder feature and its possibility of being added to the latest Android Nougat update. In response, a Samsung representative said that the company is working on bringing the feature to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge through the upcoming Android Nougat update. However, the statement was also clear enough to state that the release date for this feature cannot be confirmed.

Apparently, the Secure Folder will be available as a downloadable service, but later on, Samsung will add it to the Galaxy apps. In short, this means that once Samsung Galaxy S7 is updated to Android Nougat, users will be able to download and install the Secure Folder app directly from the Galaxy Apps Store.

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