Samsung has officially announced that they are rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat operating system to the top tier Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models.
The company spent months beta testing the operating system to ensure they run fine on their phones. The program came to an end in the month of December and now we have the roll out. With the new update, phones will have much better performance, brand new user interface combined with multiple security fixes to look forward to. It also introduces a bunch of new features. The Nougat version debuted with Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones before they were rolled out to other manufacturer models.
One of the most interesting features Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge receive is the multi-window option. A seamless experience is being offered this time. You will be able to use two different apps in split screen mode. While it’s a feature that already exists, the controller now allows you to resize the windows for easy viewing on your screen. Besides, a new pop-up window also facilitates five additional apps to be opened. You can access seven apps all at once which is such a leap for the mobile operating system, just like you do in desktop computers.
Samsung runs a slightly modified version of Android and it’s not the same as the Vanilla version. However, the features of Nougat 7.0 are the same which now includes a quick panel option. Users can make use of the S Finder or access the web directly from the Quick Panel, according to the blog post.
The phones now feature four different modes as part of the Performance mode. You will have complete control over how your phone works and its hardware resources. The Game Mode allows game launcher and game tools while an Entertainment Mode boosts sound quality, screen clarity for best viewing experience. Optimized mode lets you enjoy longer duration out of the available battery and enhances overall response by extracting maximum power from your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s hardware.
With all these add-ons, Samsung seems to be clear on track along with an exclusive Samsung Pass that allows users to login to websites using their phone’s fingerprint scanner. It was confirmed that the company plans to integrate it for mobile banking and transactions in the near future. As they made the announcement official, all major carriers and unlocked version of the phones should receive Android Nougat 7.0 shortly.