Software update makes Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge more Note7-like
Samsung has pushed out an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings some of the Note7’s features to the S7 and S7 Edge.
Android fanatic Hani88 over at XDA Developers posted details for an update that adds the Note7’s advanced Always-on Display (AOD) features to Samsung’s two other flagship phones.
Some of the AOD features include notification support for Samsung apps like Notes, customizable clocks, music information and the ability to display photos on the lock screen.
Samsung’s also tweaked the AOD for lower power consumption; it now sucks up less than 1 percent of battery life per hour.
It’s unclear if Samsung will be rolling the update for S7 and S7 Edge users in all regions. Mashable didn’t receive the new update for its S7 Edge at the time of publishing. We’ve reached out to Samsung for comment.
While it’s no full consolation for the Note7’s demise notable features like the cool GIF maker and S Pen features are missing it’s better than nothing and gives the seven-month old phones some refreshing new features.
Samsung’s also rumored to be livening up the S7 and S7 Edge with the new Blue Coral color that was exclusive to the Note7 according to leaked images:
Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge leaked, may arrive on Verizon first https://t.co/g0NhIDXAQP
SamMobile (@SamMobiles) October 12, 2016
With no new flagship phones expected until early next year, new software updates that provide new features and additional colors for the S7 and S7 Edge are the only two moves Samsung has right now to keep its mobile boat afloat at the premium end.