More than two months after Samsung released its beta version of Android Nougat for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the South Korea-based smartphone manufacturer has officially released Nougat update for the aforementioned devices.
Samsung users had been long awaiting the Nougat update to their Galaxy devices and this news comes as a relief to many users who’s trust remains shaken after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year.
The beta version of the update was available to users in US, UK, Korea and China.
According to the company, “With the release of the update, new and improved features promise to let Galaxy users get more out of their devices. The update also enables faster speeds for downloading apps and system software updates.”
The company has announced that global update has been rolled out and in the next few days, all unlocked S7 and S7 Edge devices will receive it.
Major Features of the Nougat Update
Notification and Quick Panel Update
The quick panel gets a more neat finish as the icons are now presented in groups of nine, making them easier to locate. The S Finder has been integrated into the quick panel which enables users to find anything on their smartphone or the web directly.
The notification window has also been updated to display the information in a more aesthetic fashion as well as supports direct reply feature.
Multi-Tasking Made Easier
Users can now access up to a total of seven apps at the same time, two of which open on the split-screen view and the remaining five on a pop-up window — users can swap among them seamlessly. The split screen window size is also adjustable.