Latest Android Nougat beta for Galaxy S7/S7 edge brings transparency for lockscreen notifications


Samsung hasn't yet released Android 7.0 Nougat for any of its smartphones or tablets, but that will surely change very soon. The South Korean company is now delivering the fifth Android Nougat beta build for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and it doesn't look like it's going to be the last.

Obviously, the update is only available to those who have been accepted in the beta program after downloading the Samsung Galaxy Beta Program application.

Among the most important changes included in this beta build, there's a new transparency feature for notifications on the lockscreen, which makes the wallpaper visible at all times regardless of the number of notifications received.

The official changelog also mentions the software update can include, but is not limited to device stability improvements, as well as many bug fixes. Some other new features may have been added too, while others already available feature might have been enhanced. It's also suppose to fix an "intermittent rebooting issue."

The fifth Android Nougat beta update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge isn't really a sizable download as the file weighs in at around 300MB. Keep in mind that the update can be downloaded via Wi-Fi network.

At this rate, we expect Samsung to release the final Android Nougat version of both Galaxy S smartphones at the beginning of 2017. An exact launch date will probably be announced during or after CES 2017, or not.

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Galaxy S7

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

8.5
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI

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