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.