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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge getting Android Nougat update in India

NEW DELHI: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users have started getting the latest Android 7.0 Nougat updates. The size of the update is 1290.74 MB.

Previously it was reported that Samsung will be updating its premium flagship phones directly to Android 7.1 Nougat instead of the 7.0.

The Android 7.0 Nougat was released on August 22.

The update brings with it many new features, bug fixes, Quick Settings controls, an improved battery saver mode, security updates, 70 plus new Emoji and the multi-window support.

Google has already began pushing out its Android 7.1.1 update for Nexus devices. Android Nougat 7.1.1 brings a number of major improvements and upgrades, marking it Google’s most advanced software release to date.

2016 has been an eventful year for smartphone manufacturers with Samsung ruling the hearts and minds of android users with the launch of S7 series in March, while Apple as always offered something different to its ‘lovers’ in the form of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. However, Samsung has fallen prey to the Note 7 fiasco in Q4 which dented its image.

MULTITASKING

To switch apps in the past, you had to tap a small square at the bottom and scroll through your open apps. Now, just double tap that square to go directly to your most recently used app. Keep double tapping to toggle between them — for example, if you want to switch back and forth between email and map.

Or just have both of them open at the same time, one on top of the other. Instead of double tapping that square, press and hold it until the app you have open moves to the top half of the screen. You can then choose another app for the bottom. But some apps won’t work properly — or at all — in split screen, at least until their makers update them to support the feature.

GOING APPLESS

Nougat will let you reply to messages directly from a notification; for chats, you can also see recent sent and received messages from both sides, not just the most recent incoming note. And when apps such as Gmail group multiple notifications into one, just slide down the notification center from the top to see more on each item rather than an unhelpful “5 new messages.”

Coming soon is a feature called Instant Apps. You no longer need to download and install an app you might use just once. Instant Apps run on Google’s servers instead of your phone, and only the parts you need get sent to your phone temporarily. Though it’s not formally part of Nougat, it is part of Google’s effort to reduce app clutter.

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