Do you like Samsung's new Android Nougat UX for the S7 and S7 edge?

Do you like Samsung's new Android Nougat UX for the S7 and S7 edge?
Oh, TouchWiz, where art thou? Samsung just unleashed the Android 7.0 Nougat beta on our unsuspecting Galaxy flagships like the S7 or S7 edge, and the TouchWiz of yesterday seems gone for good - not in the most visible part like home screen iconography, but in the settings, submenus and notifications shade.

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.

This is a pretty intriguing overhaul, and, given that a lot of ex-Note 7 owners are downsizing to a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, it is important that Samsung does the Nougat update right. That is why we wanted to ask you whether you are satisfied with the changes you see so far with the Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the S7 or S7 edge, both visually and under-the-hood. Tell us in the poll below, and elaborate what you like best or dislike most in the comments.

Do you like Samsung's new Nougat UX for the S7 and S7 edge?

Yes
85.81%
No
14.19%

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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Very bloaty no thank you.

15. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I'm on Verizon. I'll let you know in 6 months haha.

2. Foxgabanna

Posts: 582; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I see tons of bloatware on there. This is basically the Note 7's software running on the S7. I actually had a Galaxy S7 Edge for the past week and for some reason, the lag that was being produced overtime drove me nuts. I bit the bullet and bought a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus and im surprisingly satisfied. I use to hate iPhones, but this is probably the best experience you can find on a smartphone.

3. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

LOVING IT ON MY S7 EDGE .

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Would always like it 'cause it gives the options to make it look however I want.

5. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

They really did a great job with it. It's fast and clean with lots of useful new features. Awesome!

6. sissy246

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Off topic, but thank you PA for making voting possible on phones.

7. epdm2be

Posts: 818; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

For god's sake STOP USING THAT BLINDING WHITE GODDAMMIT! These devices have AMOled screens, djeez! They benefit when using BLACK not white! Don't these people KNOW that? OH... and what's with the Nokia Belle icons? Is that innovation :-? Realy :-/

9. sissy246

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I like white but if they went with black I would just head to the theme store.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Looks like I will like it but will have to wait and see.

10. .KRATOS.

Posts: 441; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Very beautiful feels very smooth n sleek hope it'll find its way on the galaxy s6 also, unlike some who's complaining for ur record still using my s6 n feels smooth as butter so keep ur complaint for urself

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The performance between the s7 edge and the note 7 is night and day. Yes I did get some lag from my s7 edge but never got any lag from my note 7 despite them having the same internals. Shows me that optimization is definitely everything and from the looks of the pics it looks like Sammy has brought everything good that was from the note to the s7 edge... I don't think they had a choice in this matter considering... Hopefully they brought the smoothness along for the ride as well. Since I'm on t-mobile the Nougat Beta doesn't arrive until Monday... I'm registered and ready!

14. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

hope they bring from note 7 to s7 edge always on display third parties apps notification such email whatsapp instagram etc..

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