TouchWiz gets rebranded as Samsung Experience in latest Nougat beta firmware for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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Samsung opened up its Galaxy Beta Program back in November for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, allowing those who signed up to test its beta Nougat firmware ahead of an official release. The electronics giant is rolling out the third update for those enrolled in the program, and it comes with some interesting changes, including a move away from the TouchWiz branding for its user interface.

That’s right, according to the Software Info on this latest update, TouchWiz has been rebranded as the Samsung Experience, with version 8 (SE 8) onboard.

The update also includes the presence of Samsung Pass which allows the user to set up the device’s fingerprint scanner as a master key for banking services or as a website login on the Samsung browser.

Participants in the Galaxy Beta Program will be glad to know that Samsung has moved the “Close All” button back to the bottom of the recent apps panel, and the addition of an Auto Brightness button in the Quick Panel. It would appear that the Edge panels have also been tweaked a little.

As with most beta updates, there were a few bugs squashed, however, the bug where the display is delayed after the device wakes is still present, although Samsung has said it is working to solve it and the WiFi connection bug.

Today’s update comes in at 528MB and boasts the December 1st security patch. If your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is enrolled on the Galaxy Beta Program, let us know how you find this latest update, and if you have any additional issues.

Source: SamMobile


About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around a Mate 9, a BLU Life Max, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).


  • Ivor Hardy

    I downloaded Noughat on my S7 and have no problems what so ever. The ‘close all’ button is at the bottom of the panels, auto bright is on the quick panel and wifi never goes missing. Also there is no delay when device wakes. Its super fast and very smooth. Not sure if I was just lucky with my download but I’m very happy with it.