Samsung is expected to release a software update to Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in the near future. A new video provides in an in-depth look at what's new with Android 7.0 Nougat running on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Samsung Android 7.0 Nougat Software Update
We've been reporting on the impending release of an Android 7.0 Nougat software update for several of Samsung's current smartphones, phablets, and tablets. Most recently the Galaxy S7 Active was spotted running Android 7.0, which means AT&T customers who own the smartphone should expect an update. All four major U.S. carriers are also readying a release of Nougat for Samsung's current flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Android 7.0 Nougat Running On Galaxy S7 Video
If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge and are curious about what you can expect when the software is officially released, SamMobile has put together an in depth look at all of the new features in a new video, which can be seen below.
Samsung has given the phone app a makeover, with background colors to match the contact photo that provides a new look and feel. Next, the battery usage indicator has been cleaned up and added two power saving modes, mid and max, to allow you to control how much power your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge uses.
Display Gets New Features
The update includes a new blue light filter, similar to Apple's Night Shift feature, which warms the color of the display in order to help you sleep better, and it can be quickly accessed via the notification bar. The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge also allows you to change the intensity of the handset's flashlight in Quick Settings. For users who want to gain even more battery life, you can now change the 2,560 x 1,440 Quad HD resolution to a lower setting, as well as choosing the size of system fonts.
The new toggles in the notification bar appear further apart in a 3 x 3 grid. A new video enhance setting provides enhanced sound and video to make your viewing experience better but as the user points out, it's turned off by default, likely because it takes a toll on the battery.
The built-in Samsung calendar application has also received a face lift and Samsung Pass is a security feature that eliminates the need for typing passwords. The Galaxy S7 edge will include a new device maintenance and calendar Edge Panel.
Check out the video below to see Android 7.0 Nougat in action on the Samsung Galaxy S7.