Samsung pushes Galaxy Note 7 update with new Always-On display feature

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Samsung first toyed with the notion of an Always On display when it dropped the Samsung Galaxy S7 and and S7 edge earlier this year. With the Note 7, the feature has gotten a tad more advanced, with third-party support set to offer a greatly enriched experience. Shortly after the Note 7's announcement, Samsung offered a teaser of what users could expect of the new Always On. Today, Samsung has pushed a small update that allows Note 7 owners to showcase song info of a track playing through the native music app. 

Placed just below the clock and above the menu of most-used apps, it's a subtle, useful feature for music lovers. Though it's only currently supportive of the Note 7's default music app, third-party support means that services like Spotify can jump on this feature should they feel inclined.

Presumably, the likes of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge could support the new AOD features, though it remains to be seen whether that wishful software update is on the cards. After all, fans of the S7 duo will surely be impressed by the latest Note, and by keeping the new features sacred to the phablet, Sammy could coax more users into forking out for the expensive new model. 

If history is anything to go by, the omens are not particularly promising. The Galaxy S7's always-on display hasn't yet made the jump to older Galaxy phones, so we're not holding our breath once more. Still, here's hoping that a port to the S7 contingency is in the offing. 

As ever, do let us know what you make of the new feature by dropping a comment below. 

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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51 Comments

1. johnnyboy

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 16, 2016

More like: Samsung pushes Galaxy Note 7 update with even more lag!

5. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

7. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Almost every phone comes with bunch of software glitches and bugs that gets fixed within few weeks after it gets released. My S7 Edge was driving me nuts 1st when I got it, the screen was super sensitive and video shooting was aweful, but that was fixed in less than 2 weeks.

9. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Every phone does NOT come with Samsung lag. You might want to actually read the article.

11. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I said almost, and I stand by that. I ve had tons of phones since my 1st ever phone which I got in 2003, and there was again, ALMOST always, bugs that came out with the phones when 1st released. Nougat started rolling out today, expect Google to roll out bunch of minor updates in the coming few weeks to fix whatever glitches the early builds will come out with. Same happens to iOS, Windows, ans every phone that runs on those platforms. Oh and I did read the article, and because the Note 7 comes with the same hardware as my S7 Edge, I would expect it to run as flawless as my phone if not slightly better.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude. Dont even waste your time with them. They are just here to troll. This is wbat hate if outsiders is really like.

41. johnnyboy

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 16, 2016

umm yes every samsung phone lags

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Don't waste time maherk, you're dealing with idiotic trolls who won't accept anything you say.

15. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I noticed that after posting my reply and seeing comment #10.

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Its SamsungPhanboy. Can easily tell by reading comprehension fail and hating samsung.

20. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't believe he is Samsungphanboy, I don't want to spill out the beans, but Samsungphanboy have done a good job in hiding his new ID. Only me and DJ have got him busted lol But I do see where you found the similarities, they both share they same trolling techniques, including the instant upvoting

28. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

18. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

All those reviews calling the Note 7 the best large phone available are driving you over the edge (pun intended).

21. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

http://www.xda-developers.com/with-the-note-7-samsung-still-delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/ This article is driving you, NoToFanboys, Ordinary, TechieXP, and maherk over the edge as we speak. But anyways, feel free to continue your circle-jerk above, gentlemen lol

25. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh boy, I just love how rich the irony is in your post. Aren't you the same troll that was high fiving a Note 7 owner for saying his phone lag? And how it is your "honor" to meet him? Lmao Get a life buddy, this is a piece of gadget, not a freaken child molester for you to hate it and take it this seriously. Grow up.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nothing is driving me except the supreme satisfaction of using the best large phone there is. It's even better than the Note 5, whuch had the highest customer satisfaction numbers of ant phone.

35. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Only thing that's driving me is the entertainment that your stupidity provides.

39. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"circle-jerk" Unordinary spotted!

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Hahaha. Dry nicely done. Apples war machine is put in full force. Samsung has made every one take "note", that they are not playing. After Apple sued Samsung over that BS, Samsung is ow fighting back now tbat Apple no lo ger has the DOJs protection. Apple sales falling and even Forbes says people are tired of the iPhone now. IPhone 7 is gomna drop Apple sales by at least a minimum of 15%. EveWhen they don't like Apple and like a differenr Android OEM, there has to be one on top. The OEM that works the hardest should be on top. If rhe ONE on tpp isn't thr one you like, then question why they aren't. If Samsung CA. Rise from the bottom, they all can do it. One day another will. Until then why csnt we just enjoy the best, whatever that may be to you.

17. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I have the note 7 and it doesn't lag, GTFO!!! You don't even own a Note 7 just hating

22. ChickenDinner

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I own one. Sadly, it does lag a bit. Still like it tho.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Every device has occasional lag. The Note 5 and so far the Note 7 had as little as any device.

30. ChickenDinner

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I understand that every device has occasional lag. The Note 7 has a bit of a lagging problem, especially coming from a nexus device. It's not as smooth and fluid plain and simple. But, I enjoy the features a lot so I will probably keep it.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Maybe you got a defective phone. I'm seeing no lag. Really liking the battery.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What it lagging before or after you installed stuff? Beczuse if its after, thrn its something you installed. Because my lhone certainly isn't lagging and I can bet i have way more on .ine than you. I tra suffered everything from my Note 5. I compared my messaging app on thr 7 vs the 5, where I have texts save from 2008 when i married my wife. Well over 10,000 messages and my Note 5 messaging app stutters but it doesn't on the 7.

38. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie you wanna try to retype that? It's difficult to read (kinda contradicts the whole "my phone doesn't lag" argument)... Thanks.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Was it lagging before or after you installed stuff? Because my phone certainly isn't lagging and I bet I have way more stuff on my phone than you, and I transferred everything from my Note 5. Sorry I dunno. Went I pressed post reply, it didn't have those errors. I've noticed after I post, errors appear. But I am positive I didnt type it that way. It only happens from my mobile, not desktop.

33. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It doesn't add to lag but it does affect battery life. I turned off always listening/on onnky Moto Z Force as it keeps showing me tidbits of info everytime I get near the phone and ate some idle battery.

36. AlikMalix unregistered

Johnnyboy, would you please shut... up.... Every post you made is stupid! I don't know who's upvoted you - but they need to stop!!! This is beyond lame...

40. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Its the Qwertyphone troll. Upvoting himself with his multiple accounts.

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