Samsung is pushing harder than never before to ensure that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have received the latest Android Nougat OS in the best time possible.
The tech giant rolled out a Galaxy Beta program for those in the U.S. and Europe and it has been working fast to update the beta versions being pushed to the program. The latest Android Nougat beta brings version 4 into play and just like other versions, there is something new in the latest upgrade.
If you are part of the Galaxy Beta program, you should be able to see several new additions to the latest version of Android Nougat on your Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. One major change is the change of names from TouchWiz to Samsung Experience. Whether this change will remain even when the stable version is rolled out later is not known, especially since Samsung has not confirmed when exactly the stable release will take place.
As far as new features are concerned, the new Android Nougat beta brings the new Samsung Pass – a feature that offers enhanced security measures while at the same time acting as a “master key” for all your mobile banking services. This is not all as the new update also adds a Samsung Note app to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the Close All button has now been moved back to the bottom of the recent apps overview while the Quick Panel gets a new auto brightness button. As usual, you can also expect to come across a bunch of bug fixes as well as performance and stability enhancements.
Since the latest Android Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices is still in beta, expect to come across a few problems here and there. The wake-from-sleep problem is still there, for instance, but Samsung should take care of it before releasing the stable version.
The new Android Nougat beta update for Samsung Galaxy S7 weighs about 530MB, which means you’ll need a Wi-Fi connection to get it, unless you are subscribed to an unlimited data plan.