Samsung Galaxy S7 before and after the Android Nougat update: here's what's changed

By now, some of the Galaxy S7/S7 edge users out there have probably got hold of the latest Nougat-infused firmware that Samsung started rolling out more than a week ago. Alas, those sporting a carrier-branded version of either the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge will have to wait a bit longer for their respective carrier of choice to release that coveted Nougat update...
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32 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nice. Samsung is really improving its UI overlay for the better making it less heavy than before with each new release of Android. I hope to see the Note 8 with an even lighter overlay

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Nice, looks like my note 7 which I'm using now

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You and me both! You still getting 100% charge too? If not I can explain to you how to fix.

15. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Congratulations to both for clinging onto a dangerous, obsolete device that will never see any updates or support. Wanna get your IQs tested?

23. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

It amazes me how many people without a note77 always waste their time trying to persuade or convenience people with a note 7 to get rid of it, lol. You might as well talk to a wall you will more likely get a response talking to it.

22. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Yes sir 100% on Verizon

2. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

A lot of improvements.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Unfortunately with TouchWiz, it's going to be a lot of slowdown problems in the long run.

25. dazed1

Posts: 794; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Unfortunately you have been delusions for many years.

3. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i really hate the new pull down notification menu, why do i have to pull twice to adjust screen brightness ? i hope this isnt coming to note 5 otherwise everything is looking good... but what about the power off / restart menu ? did it change ?

4. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

There's an option to show screen brightness control on top or not.

8. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

thanks for the info, i was checking comparison videos between the two android versions and this guy had this option enabled .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjV_c0t5Hxc my major concern about this update is gone, i hope this is coming to the note 5 :P

5. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

meantime my s7 edge unlocked in uk still no nougat and on november s security s patch..hmm

6. goulav

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Night mode? Or whatever it was called on Note 7.

10. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Blue light filter

21. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I wish Samsung enabled night mode and blue light filter in Marshmallow !!!

24. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Which samsung marshmallow device are you using?

27. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Note Edge

7. irossdrummer

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

S7 Sprint still on Marshmallow...

11. twens

Posts: 1173; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Everyone is talking about looks. The update improves performance a lot. Operating the phone feels much stable and smoother.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Verizon will likely be the one who doesn't adopt this change. Because on their Note 7, they didn't adopt the new cleaner UI, which is the main reason I took it back. That and they didn't support Samsung Cloud. If you aren't going to support everything, then try to charge me more money for the device vs another carriers, I will leave. I left VZW and hoping never to return. Though I always keep a device on the account open for just in case. They have great cellular service, but suck at many other things.

14. Tipus

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Can't wait for t-mobile to release. Miss my Note7 anyway

17. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I feel it does look better in Marshmallow

18. R3DgRu

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

So this is goodbye to material design. Wonder when google will also follow to these transparent/blurry things...

19. UserNameUnknown

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Using the nougat version for a few days and I love it. They really made the phone look better and even perform better, kudos to Samsung.

20. sabretigger

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Is secure folder in the list of features?

28. mohsin845

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Uglyest TouchWiz Ever...Previous TouchWiz was the best.

29. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

I really hope those features land on the s6 update

30. notfair

Posts: 722; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

It would be great if you could compare the battery life also. thank you.

31. Vinaynaik09

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 05, 2017

New update has lost of bugs No option to move or copy from file manager No option to safely remove OTG drive 20 to 25 into listing system reduce music volume n it goes to mute
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