Samsung began soak testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge earlier this week and, beginning today, it’s now officially rolling out to a bulk of users. It’s chock full of UI changes.
Samsung noted that the Quick Panel tile is much cleaner now, a bit like what we saw on the Galaxy Note 7. “Tiles have been removed from the icons in the panel’s first depth,” Samsung noted. “Icons in the second depth are organized into groups of nine, making them easier to locate. There’s also a new pop-up app mode that supports up to five pop-ups at once, in addition to split screen mode that’s been a staple in Samsung smartphones for years now. Samsung even added performance modes.
“The newly added Performance Mode lets users optimize their smartphones to better meet their specific needs by activating one of the four available modes,” Samsung said. “Optimized mode, for example, extends battery life and enhances speed, and is suitable for daily usage, while Game mode provides useful functions such as Game Launcher and Game Tools. Entertainment mode enhances sound and image quality and High Performance mode enables the highest quality display settings possible.”
Wait for carrier approval
Users should start seeing the update now, but keep in mind that carriers will need to approve it as well, which often takes some time.