12-06-2016 09:50 PM
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  1. Snareman's Avatar
    It's been months since Samsung forced me to downgrade my N7 to an S7E. How have they still not updated the AOD to the new improved one? it's just crazy. I have to turn my phone on to see if I have any actual notifications. As an aside, I just had to send my first S7E back because it wasn't wirelessly charging. So I've now effectively had a problem with every Samsung phone I've owned, even though my N7 didn't actually explode. I came from a long line of Droids and love the form and functionality of the Samsung phones, but the problems are frustrating.
    haganjeff likes this.
    11-30-2016 02:40 PM
  2. DasWindows's Avatar
    There already was an upgrade
    11-30-2016 02:56 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Probably waiting to be updated with the Nougat one. Also, you don't have to turn your phone on... you have an LED! Yes, the AOD is useless in that regard, but you don't HAVE to turn the screen off to know that you have notifications, you have to turn it on to know where those are coming from.
    11-30-2016 02:56 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    There already was an upgrade
    Doesn't match the Note 7's version, though. It still lacks 3rd party notifications, so only phone calls, e-mails and texts coming from the stock apps show up in the AOD.
    mlblack16 and pcsperson like this.
    11-30-2016 02:57 PM
  5. Lundon44's Avatar
    I second this. The one on our Note 7's were not only brighter but more robust in terms of all notifications being shown. It's just... dull and boring on the S7.

    Imagine me, I've only owned Windows Phones since Windows Mobile back in 2005. Finally decided to switch to a new platform and sold my 950XL and bought a Note 7. Only to have to return a perfect and perfectly functioning phone 6 weeks later. Now settling for the S7 Edge. While it's nice and the closest I can get to what I had, there's still so much to be missed about the Note 7.
    haganjeff likes this.
    11-30-2016 03:00 PM
  6. Snareman's Avatar
    There already was an upgrade
    That upgrade a month and a half ago was pretty much a useless waste of an update
    11-30-2016 03:22 PM
  7. Snareman's Avatar
    and also kinda unrelated... Today I got a fireproof flame retardant box via 2nd day FedEx with a note thanking me for contacting customer service to return my Note 7, which I already turned in about 7 weeks ago at a Verizon store. Way to stay on top of things Samsung
    11-30-2016 03:25 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That's actually Verizon's screw-up. Carrier version returns were handled by the carrier, not directly by Sammy. But hey, at least you have a fire-retardant box now!
    11-30-2016 03:30 PM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    It's on the Nougat update. If I read the guys on the beta thread right, they already have it. We just have to wait for official release as they are still working out bugs. If you want to get the beta Nougat update, there are ways, but remember it's a beta software still.
    11-30-2016 03:39 PM
  10. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    It's on the Nougat update. If I read the guys on the beta thread right, they already have it. We just have to wait for official release as they are still working out bugs. If you want to get the beta Nougat update, there are ways, but remember it's a beta software still.
    Yes, third party updates are there. Everything the Note7 had except the gif creator and iris scanner (because of the missing camera) seem to be there. No s-pen functionality, which goes without saying.
    11-30-2016 03:49 PM
  11. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It's on the Nougat update. If I read the guys on the beta thread right, they already have it. We just have to wait for official release as they are still working out bugs. If you want to get the beta Nougat update, there are ways, but remember it's a beta software still.
    Just remember that if you do this (beta), Oculus doesn't work, so no VR for you.
    11-30-2016 06:11 PM
  12. Snareman's Avatar
    I signed up for the beta thing and never heard anything about it so I guess I will have to wait
    11-30-2016 06:40 PM
  13. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I used always on display on my note 7, it's useless on the S7. Samsung could have updated just the AOD Instead of holding everyone hostage for the nougat. Samsung is on a short leash with me, and the WiFi coming on and off all the time isn't helping them. And I did turn the WiFi scanning off listed in another post.
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    12-01-2016 08:35 PM
  14. Snareman's Avatar
    I used always on display in my note 7, it's useless in the S7. Samsung could have updated just the AOD Instead of holding everyone hostage for the nougat. Samsung is on a short leash with me, and the WiFi coming on and off all the time isn't helping them. And I did turn the WiFi scanning off listed in another post.
    I agree with that they should have just moved it over when they forced us all out of the N7 (this point of this thread obviously) and I can empathize with your Samsung feelings as I'm on my 4th Samsung phone in a time that I should have just had 1 phone. 2 N7's and now just got a second S7E after it stopped wirelessly charging. I had the wifi problem on my last one (I also disabled the scanning) and I'm waiting to see if its going to happen on the new one I just got. If they could make future phones as good as the N7, minus that little exploding part, I'd be happy. I'd even be plenty happy with the S7E if it actually worked reliably and they'd move the AOD over.
    12-01-2016 08:40 PM
  15. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I signed up for the beta thing and never heard anything about it so I guess I will have to wait
    If it took your registration without saying it's full, you're good. Did you check for updates? Not trying to point out the obvious, but they're not sent to your phone automatically. You have to pull them.
    12-01-2016 08:45 PM
  16. Snareman's Avatar
    If it took your registration without saying it's full, you're good. Did you check for updates? Not trying to point out the obvious, but they're not sent to your phone automatically. You have to pull them.
    I thought I signed up for it, although I just tried it again tonight and it said it was full. I've tried pulling updates (from the System updates in Settings right?) and I'm up to date. It does strike me as really odd that to get that useless AOD update you had to go get it manually. Who would even have a clue to do that???
    12-01-2016 08:47 PM
  17. steelers1's Avatar
    I thought I signed up for it, although I just tried it again tonight and it said it was full. I've tried pulling updates (from the System updates in Settings right?) and I'm up to date. It does strike me as really odd that to get that useless AOD update you had to go get it manually. Who would even have a clue to do that???
    I got it take my registration late one night after it was originally filled up. That's been a few weeks ago now and after checking constantly I never got the update. I thought I did a few days after I registered but it ended up being the October Verizon security update. Now the beta app doesn't show I'm registered anymore and says it is full.
    12-01-2016 09:02 PM
  18. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    My AOD mirrors that of the Note 7. I got the Beta just this week.
    12-02-2016 03:08 AM
  19. SpookDroid's Avatar
    My AOD mirrors that of the Note 7. I got the Beta just this week.
    Yup, the Beta one has it, but the Beta 'breaks' VR, so no testing for me until they allow Oculus to run.
    12-02-2016 11:41 AM
  20. pjwk81's Avatar
    Yup, the Beta one has it, but the Beta 'breaks' VR, so no testing for me until they allow Oculus to run.
    The next Beta (it landed in Europe last week) fixes Gear VR.
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    12-02-2016 12:01 PM
  21. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    The next Beta (it landed in Europe last week) fixes Gear VR.
    I was about to say before this post, an update to enable VR has to be coming soon. I would think all options will be available at some point so all of the features can be tested out before it leaves beta.
    12-02-2016 12:22 PM
  22. DasWindows's Avatar
    That upgrade a month and a half ago was pretty much a useless waste of an update
    Not a bad update though. I miss my note 7 AOD as well, but i miss the note7 UI more than the AOD.

    Just waiting on nougat.
    12-02-2016 05:28 PM
  23. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't get all the moaning about AOD. It's an okay feature, even the N7 version. I like it, use it sometimes, but big deal. It's not even close to my most useful feature in this phone.
    12-02-2016 05:45 PM
  24. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't get all the moaning about AOD. It's an okay feature, even the N7 version. I like it, use it sometimes, but big deal. It's not even close to my most useful feature in this phone.
    I started using it as my alarm clock, have it set to come on at 9:00 and go off at 7:00 in morning. I'll probably just leave it that way. It was a neat feature but kind of useless, LED light does fine. I'll see when they release nougat, with Verizon that could be spring.
    12-02-2016 06:32 PM
  25. Snareman's Avatar
    Not a bad update though. I miss my note 7 AOD as well, but i miss the note7 UI more than the AOD.

    Just waiting on nougat.
    What do you mean? All I really got out of that update was the ability to move the layout around. The current AOD is still kinda useless for anything other than the stock text app compared to what I had on the N7.
    12-03-2016 12:24 AM
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