Android Nougat started rolling out a few days ago for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and now Samsung has announced more devices that will upgrade to Android Nougat. Samsung claims the new Android update will also bring faster download speeds and faster system update speeds. Samsung says the following devices will be part of the Nougat update and this should happen within the first half of 2017:
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 edge
- S6 edge Plus
- Galaxy Note5
- Galaxy Tab A with S Pen
- Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlock)
- Galaxy A3
- Galaxy A8
Along with the Android update, Samsung says it is improving the UX (user experience) with this update making changes to Quick Panel, Notifications, and Multi Window. Performance Mode and Samsung Pass are new features that will be added.
- 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.
- 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.
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Last Updated on January 23, 2017.