One of the main complaints against the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is its Always On Display. While it is certainly a neat little feature, it only supports native apps; other third-party apps cannot take advantage of it. Thankfully, Samsung has addressed this annoyance with the Galaxy Note 7.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ships with Always On Display version 1.7.12, which supports third-party apps. According to Samsung’s website, users can now “view notifications from various apps,” although it did not elaborate which apps are supported. More likely than not, popular messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger should be supported.
Although the Galaxy Note 7 does not differ that much over its predecessor (it has even been compared to merely being a bigger variant of the S7 edge), the former is definitely a much more refined smartphone. Its dual-curved display is more ergonomically-sound than the one found on the S7 edge, and the extra features like IP68 rating as well as an even more accurate S Pen are welcomed improvements.
It’s great to see that Samsung is constantly improving its software. The company has certainly fine-tuned TouchWiz to the point that it is no longer considered inferior to stock Android by offering meaningful features.