Samsung holds the largest market share in the Android industry and it’s not surprising that backroom is all ablaze with Nougat testing for its premium devices, S7 and S7 Edge. You can keep yourself abreast with Samsung Nougat updates release date here, while the latest device to get Android 7.0 under testing is Galaxy S6, which should be receiving the upgrade in January 2017.
Samsung has been pushing its Nougat beta releases, through its Galaxy Beta Program app, wherein, eligible devices are notified and users can try out the beta builds before the release of stable builds.
It’s quite natural that users would be slightly scared to use ‘beta builds’ in their go to devices, especially when the app warns about all kinds of possible instabilities. We have some great news if you are confused between wanting to try and worried about stability.
A comprehensive document comparing the features in Samsung’s TouchWiz on Marshmallow 6.0.1 with Grace UX on Android 7.0 has leaked, containing graphical details and feedback from beta users compiled. You might very well have a look at how the major UI changes in Nougat has been incorporated in TouchWiz.
The document covers all major areas of interest for users in call screen, gallery tabs, icon design changes, notifications with reply, lock screen notifications, quick settings, message conversation view, multi-window etc., to name a few. Also, be warned that Samsung has taken away its traditional S Planner with Calendar app and Gear VR and Themes are not working on the beta versions.
Samsung Galaxy Nougat update: What’s New
Check out the gallery below that shows all the changes from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy S7 to that running on Android 7.0 Nougat.