Galaxy S7 and S7 edge user manuals now show the Android 7 Nougat interface

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge user manuals now show the Android 7 Nougat interface
Earlier today, we learned that Sammy is finishing up on the beta program for its Android 7 Nougat update and will be pushing it officially to all Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones in January. Apparently, preparations are definitely underway, as the PDF guides for the two phones are slowly being updated across Sammy's servers.

So, we now have the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge user manuals refreshed with some of the new features in Nougat. In the pictures, we can see how the new quick toggles menu works — we get a tiny row of 6 icons when dropping the notification shade at first, but pulling down again shows us more toggles. The Always On Display has also been updated to show actionable notifications — a feature we saw on the late Note 7. The new camera app is also shown — we can see much simpler, swipe-based controls and there is a new feature, which allows you to lock focus in one part of the viewfinder and then set the exposure point at another spot. The Smart Manager has been reworked and is now called Device Maintenance but, from what we can tell, still works the same way.

Sammy says that it will look to distribute the Nougat update to the S7 and S7 edge “as soon as possible”, so here's our fingers crossed that we won't have to wait until the month's end. Are you excited for a little UI refresh with the Android 7 update?


source: Samsung (S7 manual; S7 edge manual) via SamMobile

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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)

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12 Comments

1. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

May I know what is the advantage of software update vs same version but comes out of the box?

5. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I wouldn't really say there was an advantage over one or the other per say; just that devices with the newest version of an OS out of the box are almost always brand new major devices which offer features that older models most likely won't get via update.

2. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Next year Next week Next Month All the same

12. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Hence the name Same-sung.

3. mariow2015

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

My body is ready!

4. .KRATOS.

Posts: 440; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Hope all the new changes will come to the S6 as well

6. munchy22

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

I love my s7 edge mobile but all the doubling with Samsung mail, photo and contacts suck badly, even notifications are terrible. Voice command is a joke, I cant open up ok google from the display clock page and there's no single button press to activate it either. Notifications don't open on the display clock page and what you do get doesn't even include any information or message or even interaction, its very lame when both iPhone and windows do it. led notifications, cough something I certainly never had before and ill never have again, bloody pointless.. No adaptive storage so cant store all my music on a sd card(the main reason I bought the edge) and groove doesn't even see the sd card. Google play is rubbish in comparison. Ivfe gone f4rom a Lumia 930 and using voice Cortana 70% of the time to using voice on google on Samsung only occasionally for alarms cause its so poorly implemented unlike the brilliant Cortana and siri. I hope Samsung do some big improvements and I hope they stop trying to shove Samsung apps in my face, a;ll it does is confuse my phone and me. Shame cause the phone itself is awsoem just a shame about android touch wiz. And I like the app draw.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You should've returned it LOLLL.

8. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

You can do adaptive storage on the S7

10. Macready

Posts: 1798; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Wtf, you can disable or even remove those "double" apps. Most of them are actually optional during installation straight out of the box. If that's confusing already, the smartphone age might be a few steps too far for you...

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nexus 6p is where it's at.

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Samsung is treating the S7 like if it is its last smartphone!!!!! Hahahahahahah

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