Samsung is finally making good on its promise of latest software updates on its phones. The company will be updating its flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagships first and foremost. If you own the two phones expect them to get the version 7.0 Nougat in an update in the coming months.
Only Samsung can tell when it expects the newer 7.1.1 version to hit users. Thankfully, at least the flagship phones aren’t the only ones that are getting updated in the latest round of updates, as evident in the list revealed.
The update is trickling to a number of older as well as mid-range devices, including:
- Galaxy S6 series (Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus),
- Galaxy A series (the A3 and A8),
- Galaxy Note 5 (the only phone in the series, for obvious reasons)
- Galaxy Tab A with S Pen and the Tab S2.
The enhancements over Marshmallow include a better notification system supporting direct replies, which Google is trying to get every manufacturer to bring to their phones with Nougat.
The user interface is now slightly cleaner, removing the name titles from the drop-down notification menu and other visual advancements.
There are more battery-saving performance options than before. There will be 4 different performance modes, each with their own resource usage and optimizations.
The split-screen view which Samsung flagships already have will have better window resizing options. A pop-up window mode will also be included which can let you run seven apps at once in small windows.
Samsung Pass will allow fingerprint sign-ins in websites while an Entertainment Mode will make for a more immersive video and audio experience in movies and shows.
Hopefully, you will be able to try most of these features yourself sooner rather than later.