Newest Nougat beta for Galaxy S7 brings app shortcuts to the notification shade

Samsung won't be simply bringing a jump from Android 6.0 Marshmallow to 7.0 Nougat on its flagships, it seems, but the software update is about to grace your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with a bunch of new UX features as the company tries to enhance its ubiquiotous Android overlay. We already previewed some of those new options, like the ability to change the screen resolution with a simple slider to save on battery, but there is more.

You know how the Android 7.0 Nougat's is able to display shortcuts triggering the most used functions of an app by long-pressing the respective app icon that supports this option? You can also even drag these shortcuts from the pop-up list, and place them as separate command icons on the home screen for faster access. 

Well, it seems that with the latest Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Samsung is going one step further, and allowing you to place these app shortcuts in the notification shade itself, so you can launch them from anywhere without having to go to a home screen first. In the example here the shortcuts include third-party apps like Shazam and Spotify, so that you can have your song recognition shortcut easy to launch near your connectivity toggles, neat.


source: Kidderminster (XDA-Devs) via SamMobile

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