While Samsung has killed off its phablet flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7, reports are starting to come in from Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users saying that Samsung is releasing software updates that include at least some features and software that Note 7 had.
The update, which supposedly brings the Note 7’s always-on display features and certain customisation features has appeared on devices in the USA. However, some users are reporting broken features in the initial release; getting notifications from Samsung’s own email app may not work, for instance.
Whilst the update isn’t bringing with it all the features the Note 7 had, because lets be honest, most did require an S-Pen (which the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sadly don’t have). That said, it does make some sense given users are getting a choice to obtain one of the S7 range of devices as a replacement for their Note 7.
Locally, it looks like our three telcos don’t have this software update in their testing pipelines, but that’s not to say the update won’t come here eventually. We’ve asked Samsung for more information about this and we’ll come back to you.