Gearing up to bid adieu to both Samsung’s already lengthy Galaxy S7 Nougat open beta program, and the always inconvenient TouchWiz UI name? Not so fast, as the world’s most popular Android smartphones still have pre-release bugs to quash before spreading the N love to the masses, with “Samsung Experience” oddly left out of the fourth beta version equation.
It’s official now, there will be no over-the-air rollout of polished, all-ready-for-primetime 7.0 or 7.1 goodies as far as the S7 and S7 Edge are concerned this year. And to think Sony has just raised the tally of updated Xperia models to four, while Motorola, LG and HTC can each flaunt at least one flagship device promoted beyond Marshmallow.
We’ll be sure to keep an eye on the possible comeback of the TouchWiz-replacing Samsung Experience, as perhaps the less cumbersome software brand broke cover prematurely. Samsung Notes is another important omission from the latest major Android Nougat beta makeover for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, a number of unnamed bugs also getting fixed, and general “stability improved.”
Weighing in at around 280MB, this fourth N OS distribution (build ZPLH) is apparently to be further “improved” during the “remaining beta period”, which suggests one or two provisional patches might still be coming before Samsung finally decides to radically alter the S7 duo’s user interface for all.