05-23-2017 10:30 AM
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  1. jr866gooner's Avatar
    I must be the only one to like this update!
    05-18-2017 05:54 PM
  2. lslajohn's Avatar
    My Samsung Galaxy S6 phone was just updated to Nougat (Android 7.0.x) with much fanfare about the "new look". I am extremely unimpressed. Specific irritations:
    (a) The font is much smaller, with more blank space around the font, with the result that each icon takes more space but is (for my eyes) harder to read. In other words, the screen is much less efficiently laid out than before, and more difficult to read.
    (b) The calendar now doubles every entry, and each is harder to read for the same reason of the "look".
    (c) The telephone app (supposedly the reason for owning that device) is more difficult to use: it's harder to read, for reasons stated above, and the "Favorites" tab for telephone numbers has disappeared so that it's necessary to go an extra step or two to call home.

    I am currently typing on my Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet, and it's nagging me to make the update. I don't want to do that if the same change in "look" will happen, and I have little doubt that it will.

    So here are my questions:
    1. Is there a way to change the look and feel of Nougat to more nearly mimic the old Marshmallow appearance? Accessibility settings aren't helping. Maybe there's a default font setting I've missed.
    2. Is there a way to undo the change and revert back to Marshmallow on my phone, now that it's already had Nougat installed?
    3. Is there a way to set up my tablet (still running Android 6.0.1) IN ADVANCE so that I can revert back to the older software if Nougat is as inconvenient on this device?
    4. What happens if I just don't update the software?
    5. Any suggestions on how to get the calendar apps to stop duplicating entries? It happens with both the Samsung and Google calendars. I installed the Google calendar after the Samsung calendar began duplicating.
    6. How, and to whom, can I give feedback to the developers? I want to complain and give them specifics!

    I can attach screenshots of the phone's 'new look' and the tablet's current look, for rough comparison, if that would be useful.
    Same concerns here and I am a low vision user, so it's a real problem. I've called my provider , ATT, Samsung, and Google. After six conversations it was determined they have lots of complaints of this type. Duh! There are third party apps you can install to enhance the notification bar and pull down window. I use Material Status Bar Pro (paid version). But my biggest issue is the loss of adaptive fast charging. The device drains fast and no longer has fast charging available.
    05-19-2017 04:00 PM
  3. dgcamero's Avatar
    Same concerns here and I am a low vision user, so it's a real problem. I've called my provider , ATT, Samsung, and Google. After six conversations it was determined they have lots of complaints of this type. Duh! There are third party apps you can install to enhance the notification bar and pull down window. I use Material Status Bar Pro (paid version). But my biggest issue is the loss of adaptive fast charging. The device drains fast and no longer has fast charging available.
    General visibility and contrast / overuse of negative space has been an issue since Material Design imo. But Nougat is even less visible. I use the Material Black theme which helps me for almost everything, and seems to help the battery life. My VZW GS6 battery life is actually much better with 7.0, but this phone was produced late 2016, so the battery is fresh...maybe that has something to do with it.

    You should not have lost Adaptive Fast Charging. It may have been disabled in the settings? (Settings, battery, 3 dot menu, Advanced Settings). If it's enabled and not working, try a different cable / vacuum out your charging port and the cable.
    05-23-2017 09:41 AM
  4. Sams6's Avatar
    My Samsung Galaxy S6 phone was just updated to Nougat (Android 7.0.x) with much fanfare about the "new look". I am extremely unimpressed. Specific irritations:
    (a) The font is much smaller, with more blank space around the font, with the result that each icon takes more space but is (for my eyes) harder to read. In other words, the screen is much less efficiently laid out than before, and more difficult to read.
    (b) The calendar now doubles every entry, and each is harder to read for the same reason of the "look".
    (c) The telephone app (supposedly the reason for owning that device) is more difficult to use: it's harder to read, for reasons stated above, and the "Favorites" tab for telephone numbers has disappeared so that it's necessary to go an extra step or two to call home.

    I am currently typing on my Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet, and it's nagging me to make the update. I don't want to do that if the same change in "look" will happen, and I have little doubt that it will.

    So here are my questions:
    1. Is there a way to change the look and feel of Nougat to more nearly mimic the old Marshmallow appearance? Accessibility settings aren't helping. Maybe there's a default font setting I've missed.
    2. Is there a way to undo the change and revert back to Marshmallow on my phone, now that it's already had Nougat installed?
    3. Is there a way to set up my tablet (still running Android 6.0.1) IN ADVANCE so that I can revert back to the older software if Nougat is as inconvenient on this device?
    4. What happens if I just don't update the software?
    5. Any suggestions on how to get the calendar apps to stop duplicating entries? It happens with both the Samsung and Google calendars. I installed the Google calendar after the Samsung calendar began duplicating.
    6. How, and to whom, can I give feedback to the developers? I want to complain and give them specifics!

    I can attach screenshots of the phone's 'new look' and the tablet's current look, for rough comparison, if that would be useful.
    As for your font, I switched to Samsung Sans and it's helped greatly in making it easier to read but also looking like marshmallow?
    05-23-2017 10:30 AM
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