Samsung Galaxy S7 Release Date, News, Price and Specs
Samsung is sending out push messages to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners informing them that their device is not a part of the safety recall device. The move comes on the heels of the company announcing a worldwide recall of all the Galaxy Note 7 units it has manufactured and sold so far.
A leak has revealed that Samsung plans on bringing its new Grace UX — as seen on the Galaxy Note 7 — to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with the Android 7.0 Nougat update. In addition to the updated TouchWiz, Samsung also plans on bringing the improved Always On Display mode from the Note 7 to the Galaxy S7.
Verizon is rolling out a new update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that improves the HD calling experience on the device and adds FM radio.
Custom ROMs might not be as popular as before thanks to the advent of Xposed, but they are not entirely redundant as well. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge might be near darn perfect, but not everyone likes all the bloat that Touchwiz comes with, even if it’s not too in-your-face this time around.
It’s been over a month since Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S7 Active, which, as is par for the course for the rugged lineup of devices, features a water resistance rating that should help it keep ticking even if it gets dunked under water.
Earlier this month, Consumer Reports found in its testing that the Galaxy S7 active failed their water-resistance test. For a phone that features an IP68 certification, this obviously should not have happened. Samsung was quick to respond and said back then that it is looking into the matter.
Samsung’s ‘Active’ range of Galaxy S handsets are known for packing high-end internals and their rugged nature and surviving even the toughest of conditions out there. However, in Consumer Reports testing, the Galaxy S7 Active failed to pass their water-resistance test, which ideally should have not been a child’s play for it.
Samsung has managed to make TouchWiz usable over the last couple of years by greatly cutting down the number of unwanted features and simplifying others. While TouchWiz is still not close to stock Android, you can easily live with the skin if you end up installing a third-party launcher from the Google Play Store. Plus, some of the modifications that Samsung has made to Android with TouchWiz are really useful.