7 key new features and visuals of the Android 7 Nougat update for your Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

We already listed some of the major new features that the Android 7.0 Nougat update will bring to your Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, for those who didn't bother to install a preview version while the Galaxy Beta Program was running, but we have something even better to share with you now.

Coming straight from Samsung's news center, the announcement of the official Android 7.0 Nougat update rollout is the one we have been waiting for to show you the finalized versions of the key new features and visuals that will be introduced with the Nougat software for your Galaxy S7 edge. Some of these, like the App shortcuts for default Samsung apps, or the multi-window mode, are inherent for Android 7, but many others belong to Samsung's new UX, and we aren't talking about the different iconography in the settings menu, or the notification shade background colors.

There is, for example, the ability to change the native screen resolution when you don't need all that granular detail, which would ease the work of the GPU, thus eventually have positive effect on battery life. The messaging app now allows you to classify texts by threads and contacts, and there are plenty of other changes coming your way with Nougat and the new Samsung UX, which you can check out below.

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

S7 Nougat is really fenomenal, a mini PC operating system working flawlessly.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Exactly...! It's absolutely INSANE to think how much cellphones have evolved in just over a decade...! When Nokia launched its N70, the world went all ga-ga over it... Praises could be heard everywhere and people were praising and commenting about how close it was to a full fledged PC... And now... This Nougat makes The N70 feel like a cheap toy...! BRILLIANT... ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT...!!! Hats off to Samsung...! Now, iOS 'might' be superior than 'Stock' Android, but it just can't match the functionality of Touchwiz Nougat...! Sure glad I bought an S6 and not an SE...! G'Day!

2. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

At this rate I might just get the regular Galaxy s8 over the G6 tbh.. if only the GS8 will have an FM radio and IR blaster. Although, i admittedly prefer what the G6 has on offer as compared to the S8 but at this rate, I won't have anything against getting the S8 (As the G6 will have almost everything tbh) Samsung's been very impressive since the last 2 years now. I speak even as someone who isn't actually fond of Samsung.

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It seems not even worth the downloading bandwidth.. So lame and boring.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

is it just me or Grace UI aka TouchWiz (based on nougat) is now the most beautiful and at the same time the most functional UI currently? (though it has always been the most functional). this is so damn impressive. The ugly duckling of years past. lol. btw PA, the camera UI changes has been present since the Note 7. can't wait to see what the G6 and GS8 has up their sleeves now. just pls have the FM radio and IR blaster Samsung.

6. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Loving it! Well, not that i care anyway, will be upgrading to the s8 real soon lol.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

More bloat. More slowdowns.

8. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Haven't experienced a single slowdown on any of my Samsung-made devices in recent years, but you guys can keep telling yourselves that their UI is this laggy mess if it keeps you happy.

10. mikehunta727 unregistered

https://www.xda-developers.com/with-the-note-7-samsung-still-delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/ Plastic sh1t is right in some ways..although he seems to be blatantly trolling. Samsung devices still have the worst performance of a flagship out right now though, bad UI stutter/doesnt run at 60 fps all the time/lag when scrolling/etc. Read up on this great piece of XDA, they have measured the lag objectively in TouchWiz with built in Android tools that measure this, Note 7, s7 edge etc other Samsung devices with snapdragon 820 perform worse then a $300 android smartphone so it isn't "us guys telling ourselves this" but actual, measurable quantifiable objective data can show us that TouchWiz devices still lag and have slow downs, worse performance vs other competing flagships. If the S7 is getting 7.0 first and not 7.1.1 that would be quite pathetic on Samsungs part Here's to hoping Samsung improves touch latency and performance dramatically in Nougat, otherwise it will be another year of "touchwiz jank and lag" commonplace talk

13. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You guys believe anything from the internet.

14. Emacs244

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

They failed. As much as I hated samsung lagging taste of marshmallow I must admit it worked smoother than nougat. PS Nexus 5 works smoother than samsung S7. I wonder what part of human body samsung managers use for thinking? Their asses?

9. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Go away!

11. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i don't like some of these changes...

12. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I just hope the finally version isn't hard on battery life. I tried the beta for a few weeks and it cut my battery time down by a very noticeable amount

15. evamae3

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

What's happening..I'm TMobile and haven't gotten update!! What am I missing

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