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Samsung Galaxy S7 gets Galaxy Note 7 features thanks to software update

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners are receiving a software update that includes a string of features originally intended only for the recently discontinued Galaxy Note 7.

That means that those who swapped their faulty Galaxy Note 7 for an S7 or S7 Edge can take advantage of the always–on–display (AOD) features revealed when the former was launched in August.

AOD functionality includes the ability to see the time and get song information and notifications even when the device’s display is turned off.

It was a key feature in the Galaxy Note and one that Samsung was promoting heavily before it was forced to stop making the device due to persistent problems with the battery that meant some phones overheated and exploded.

Over the weekend, airlines across Europe, Asia and North America said that they were banning the Galaxy Note 7 from flights due to the risk of the phone exploding.

Authorities in the US say taking a Galaxy Note 7 on a plane could land users with a fine or even time in prison.

Source:

XDA

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