Samsung opened up Galaxy S7 and S7 edge beta program to users who live in the US, UK, Korea and China, who help the developers identify bugs and issues and provide feedback on what should or shouldn’t come to the final form of Android 7.0 Nougat. The latest build was just released and it brought a change of name for TouchWiz and Samsung’s Note app.
So, the new name of TouchWiz will be Samsung Experience, which suggests that the user interface has matured and moved away from blue-green accents to a more beautiful layout with white elements combined with light-blue accent colors.
In the previous Nougat build, the app shortcuts have been placed in the notification shade and users were able to change the screen resolution in order to extend battery life. The third Nougat beta release brings more anticipated new features, such as Note 7’s Galaxy Note app which brings features such as Action Memo or S Note that can be used without needing a stylus to write on the screen. For now, Samsung is testing these features, in order to make sure that they will work perfectly on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, but it’s not sure if they will be included in the final release.
Another addition is Samsung Pass, which will allow users to log into Samsung’s default browser or to make online payments, but the service may not work all over the world due to limitations. Samsung has also added Auto brightness button in Quick Panel, and the Close All button has been moved from recent view to the bottom.
Unfortunately, there are still unresolved problems, such as the screen appearing late when turned on and constant WiFi on/off. Samsung is trying to find causes for these issues and promised to “find adequate solutions and release new service version as soon as possible.”
The new build has 515.30MB in size and it’s recommendable to connect to a wireless network, because downloading the file via mobile networks may result in additional charges.
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