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Samsung's third Android Nougat beta update for the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge now rolling out

The new Nougat beta build for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge allows you to change the Quick Settings layout, where to place the Brightness slider and more.

Published onNovember 25, 2016


A few weeks ago, Samsung announced its Galaxy Beta program in the US and the UK, which enables a few Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users to try out an early version of Android Nougat on their devices and provide feedback on the experience.

By the looks of it, Samsung has really been paying attention to all the feedback it received. The tech giant has recently released a new Nougat update — the third so far — that brings a few nifty little features to its flagship devices.

The new update allows you to change the layout of the Quick Settings panel toggles, as you’re able to select between three different grid layouts — 3×3, 4×3, and 5×3. You can also choose to place the Brightness slider above the toggles for easy access or “hide” it in the expanded notification view. For some strange reason, Samsung has removed the Edge feed panel, but will probably bring back an improved version of it with the next update.

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Samsung has also made a few other small usability improvements — lock screen, multi-window, notifications etc — and fixed a few bugs in the process. However, the update is not without its faults. According to Samsung, some users may experience a problem with the screen. After you wake up the device, the screen won’t light up immediately (sound familiar?), which may pose a real problem for some.

The update is currently being rolled out to users in the UK, but we assume that it will soon be available on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge devices across the pond as well. If you get your hands on it, do let us know your first impressions in the comments below.

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