Did you install the Android 7.0 Nougat beta update on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? (poll results)


We asked you yesterday if you were intrigued enough to install the Nougat update beta on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, or if you are still holding the fort, waiting with bated breath for the stable OTA rollout to hit your Galaxy in the not-so-distant future. It turned out that the brave souls who ventured into the big blue Samsung unknown are no less than 40%, at least from those who responded, while the others figured out that the OTA rollout is nearing anyway, so why not wait for the real thing a few weeks or so. Moreover, not everyone who wanted to install the beta got approved, so the percentage of folks who would run it on their S7 and S7 edge might have been even higher.

Samsung outed the Android 7.0 Nougat beta for its spring flagships like the S7 or S7 edge already, and the TouchWiz of yesterday is apparently done with, at least in the settings, submenus and notifications shade. Oops, that's actually a lot, and when you add all the features that good guy Samsung brought over from Note 7 as a tribute to its fans, the new Samsung UX is shaping up to be a revelation.

The brand new SamsungOne font makes the fresh UX look very different and more minimalistic, the clean and simplified settings list brings back fond memories of the Note 7's Grace UX, and the extra Always-On screen options from the deceased phablet are also brought in to sooth the mourning a little bit. Samsung also brought over the new battery saver modes from the Note 7, but provided the screen resolution changes they contain as a standalone feature, too, and added different performance modes you can choose from, depending on what you want to do with your device.

Did you install the Android 7.0 Nougat beta update on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge?

Yes, always curious
39.39%
No, I'll wait for the final stable rollout
60.61%

Related phones

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)

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10 Comments

1. themuffinman75

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

I installed it on my s7 edge and so far I love the additional tweaks not to mention its been running amazingly smooth. Feels like I'm using a different phone all together.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

The problem is...... Will it S-PLODE??? lol!

5. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

*crickets*

8. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG go get a f**King life. You need to ask yourself that about the phone you are using. I am sure it has a Li-ion battery too.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

You sure don't like to talk much, Mr. Muffin Man... (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)... Ought to be a record...! Anyhow, I've a Galaxy S6 and so far no Beta for Nougat... And I'm getting a tad impatient, considering all the praises I'm hearing from left & right... G'Day!

10. themuffinman75

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

LMAO!!! Yeah, about that. I am on a new computer and when I signed in to chrome instead of using my main account it used an account I don't use much.

2. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why don't you fix the voting issue on your mobile website for good? And yes, I ve been running it on my phone for a week now, and I have zero issue what so ever. It's a much better experience with all the extra features Samsung brought with the update.

3. Foxgabanna

Posts: 582; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I've been using it now for a few and it just reminds me of the Note 7. Still don't think it's worth anybody picking up and almost year old phone when you have great choices like the iPhone 7 Plus, Pixel, and the S8 coming out. The excitement has worn off for me though. Popping my sim back in my lovely IP7P

7. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

It keeps having an error when i do

9. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

When you do what? If you are trying to download it and getting the error maybe you don't have the room for it to download.

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