Samsung isn't messing with Nougat too much

So far, we've only seen a couple of interpretations of Android 7.0 Nougat from companies that aren't Google, and the results have been a mixed bag.

Now, Samsung is on the verge of releasing a beta version of its take on Nougat, and from initial screenshots and video, it appears that the Korean company isn't changing too much.

We're looking at screenshots of a beta version out of Korea (via SamMobile), and Samsung's so-called Grace UX is intact, with slight changes to color accents throughout. Thankfully — and this is an encouraging trend — Samsung hasn't messed with the notification shade, which means inline replies should work as intended on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which are sure to receive the update first.

Finally, as you can see in the three short screen recordings, the UX looks just as smooth as ever, if not more so, and Samsung's camera interface has received a bit of a gesture-friendly spit shine, which was first seen in the now-cancelled Galaxy Note 7.

Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.