Samsung today formally announced the rollout of Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, a motion that the company notes started January 17th officially. In the same breath, the Korean tech giant also unveiled which of their various devices would also receive an upgrade to Nougat, a list that’s relatively extensive and covers quite some ground stretching all the way back to 2015.
Here’s a full list of all the Samsung devices getting Android Nougat officially.
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
- Galaxy Note 5
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 Edge
- Galaxy S6 Edge+
- Galaxy Tab A with S Pen
- Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlocked)
- Galaxy A3
- Galaxy A8
In addition, the company went over a few key features of the Nougat update for Galaxy devices, including the much-anticipated Performance Mode.
Quick Panel and Notifications
The Quick Panel features a cleaner aesthetic, as titles have been removed from the icons in the panel’s first depth. Icons in the second depth are organized into groups of nine, making them easier to locate.
Users can also utilize the integrated S Finder to locate what they want on their smartphone or the web straight from the Quick Panel. Notifications are now grouped to display information more clearly and also support Direct Reply.
An improved controller allows the window size to be more easily adjusted in split screen view. Also, with a new pop-up window function that supports up to five separate windows in addition to the two in the split-screen view, users can access up to seven apps at the same time.
The newly added Performance Mode lets users optimize their smartphones to better meet their specific needs by activating one of the four available modes. 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.
Samsung Pass, the feature that works as a master key for website login on Samsung Internet, is now supported on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Users can use their fingerprint to log into selected websites and apps with Samsung Pass.** The feature will soon be expanded to support mobile banking app integration.
Samsung says other than the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, users can expect Nougat for their device within the first half of 2017. Let us know in the comments if you’ve gotten your promised upgrade yet.
- SOURCE: Samsung