news that Samsung has begun testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7, new info suggests that the Note 7's Grace UX will also be part of the bargain. It is believed that both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will benefit from Grace UX, which will roll out alongside the major Android firmware update.
Grace UX, for the uninitiated, is the new, more intuitive direction for Samsung's TouchWiz overlay. Currently available on the Galaxy Note 7 only, both of the main S7 handsets look set to benefit from its features. According to SamMobile, the Android 7.0 Nougat-based update will run 'smoother than the current software' of the S7 and S7 edge.
The report also suggests the Note 7's new Always-on Display features will be ported over to the S7 and S7 edge. Although both handsets already include AoD capabilities, Samsung added a bunch of new features to the Note 7's repertoire. It now looks, as was suspected at the time, like those features will be made available to Galaxy S7 owners as well.
Even though testing has commenced, it could be quite some time before the Galaxy S7, S7 edge or indeed the Note 7 sees any Nougat action. The global recall of the latter certainly won't have aided the cause. Even so, as many Samsung device owners will vouch, the Android turnaround time is often slow and drawn-out anyway, regardless of any fiery phone sideshow.
Still, Android 7.0 with Grace UX and AoD improvements gives S7 device owners something to really look forward to. Let us know what you make of these potential improvements in the comments section below.