Samsung details all new features coming with the Nougat update for Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung details all new features coming with the Nougat update for Galaxy S7 edge
We already detailed some of the major new features that the Android 7.0 Nougat beta update will bring to your Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, if you manage to install it via the Galaxy Beta Program app in the Galaxy Apps catalog, but we have something even better to share with you now.

Coming straight from Samsung's Customer Consultant Guide slides, there are apparently no less than twenty new features and visuals that will be introduced with the Nougat software for your Galaxy S7 edge. Some of these, like the App shortcuts for default Samsung apps, or the multi-window mode, are inherent for Android 7, but many others belong to Samsung's new UX, and we aren't talking about the different iconography in the settings menu, or the notification shade background changes.

There is, for example, the ability to change the native screen resolution when you don't need all that granular detail, which would ease the work of the GPU, thus eventually have positive effect on battery life. The messaging app now allows you to classify texts by threads and contacts, and there are plenty of other changes coming with Nougat, which you can preview in the slides below.

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source: SamMobile

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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)



1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Bloaty mcbloaty bloat.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Says the guy who said 100 - 85 = 25.

6. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered


9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


4. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

dont buy one

5. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Broken record keeps on playing...

18. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

It's actually awesome. Compare this to anything other than stock and it wipes up the floor with other uis.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Ability to change screen resolution is a welcomed addition, as it comes in handy when gaming, as it'll 1080p is the sweet spot for that. Not to mention the gain of alot of framerates when set at 720p when gaming!

7. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Damn, that's a lot of positive changes. Touchwiz needs a lot of changes, and I think they are going in the right direction. Now just remove the redundant crap which runs in the background and drains the battery. My S6 used to drain battery really fast in standby due to processes running in the background.

8. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Try to disable them. I disabled all clouds and using Solid Explorer with clouds on, Gmail, Chrome, Hangout, Photos and all Samsung services which I don't using it (Memo, Print Service, Briefing, Svoice, Samsung Gear). Don't forget about the hungry Facebook. Tweaking Developer Option with animation off and Force GPU rendering will be a plus. I'm very pleased in how S7Edge is working.

14. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Force GPU rendering consumes more power in my experience.

17. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It is usefull in the android lag theory. Especially on non powerful devices.

11. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Nice I hope these features comes to the galaxy s6 also

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've watched some beta videos on YouTube, and this is gonna be a massive update. Samsung isn't kidding around, they're moving forward and I'm on board. I can't wait for this update, bring on 2017.

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I've been using the beta as my daily driver and all I can say is this is the update to you want! It gives you a lot of control over what you can adjust to get the best performance out of your phone. If you had a note 7 then you'll be right at home with this update. With the specs of the SD 35 the S8/Note 8 are going to be absolute monsters when they release!

16. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Samsung has come a long way! Love this new UI update, less cartoonish UI every new generation :)

20. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I m planing to upgrade and i was completed confused between htc 10 best sound quality Huawei mate 9 monochrome camera and s7 edge as best all rounder but after seeing this im surely going with s7 edge

21. photo3

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Still no always listening ok google..............Booo

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