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Fourth Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Nougat beta adds Samsung Pass and Note app

The new Nougat beta update for the Galaxy S7/S7 edge brings, among other things, Samsung Pass and the Samsung Note app along with the usual bug fixes.

Published onDecember 7, 2016


Samsung is working hard to get its flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The company has already released a few beta updates to users who have signed up for its Galaxy Beta program in the US and the UK.

Today, the company started rolling out the fourth Nougat beta update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which brings a few new and interesting features to both devices, including a change of name for TouchWiz which will now be called Samsung Experience.

The first major new feature is Samsung Pass, which offers additional security measures and can act as a master key for mobile banking services. The update also brings Samsung’s Note app to the devices, adds the auto brightness button in the Quick Panel, and moves the “Close All” button back to the bottom in the recent apps overview. As with every update, Samsung has also fixed a few bugs and made some stability improvements.

This is Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

However, keep in mind that this is still a beta build, which means it does have a few problems. It looks like Samsung wasn’t able to fix the annoying wake-from-sleep issue that was present in the previous beta update, as the screen still might not light up immediately after you wake up the device. But hopefully, the company will be able to sort this issue out with the next update.

If you get your hands on the latest update, which is around 530 MB in size, do let us know what you think of the new features. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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