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Display scaling becomes an official feature in latest Galaxy S7 update

The latest update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge turns display scaling into an official feature, conveniently available to users from the settings menu. Recently, executives at Samsung expressed the desire to act more like a young startup company. It’s easy to see why this might be an impossible goal, lately, some remarkable things have been coming out of Samsung’s software department. Not only did the latest Galaxy S7 update bring security patches a mere week after Nexus phones received them, but a much-discussed hack has quickly become an official feature.

Only weeks ago, a neat little trick was widely publicized, explaining how users could change the scaling of the Galaxy S7’s display by using an alternative launcher’s shortcuts. This feature, presumably part of upcoming Android N, enables users to choose a more condensed DPI setting, thus allowing more content to be shown on screen.

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Now, Samsung has activated Display scaling in the newest Galaxy S7 firmware, quickly responding to what users are doing with their devices in the real world. You’ll find the option in the phone’s settings, under the Display section, where you can choose between Standard and Condensed scaling.

It is far too early to conclude recent software development for the Galaxy S7 shows a much improved Samsung, but we can’t deny we like what we are seeing for now. Fingers crossed these are not isolated, happy accidents, but the first signs of an actually leaner software department.

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MagiCminD
MagiCminD

this update makes some randomly “chosen” areas of my screen go purple whenever I reduce Screen Bright…

Any idea why?

arrykam
arrykam

i got update today here in mumbai india, phone got smooth touch now & keyboard is working fine. I will update sc of firmware changelog.

masi0
masi0

Is there any roadmap for this update?

nathan807
nathan807

so there is no update for Samsung S7 EDGE G935FD in India. There is not found India the firmware list.. what does it mean..?

arrykam
arrykam

relax I got update for s7 with 256mb in size today, u will get it soon.

anilprusty
anilprusty

i have the same model in India and right now downloading the update for SM-G935FD (164.97MB). Just check the software update manually, u will get it soon.

echomrg
echomrg

Having just bought my first Samsung phone i’m pretty new to the way they handle fw upgrades. From what i’ve read Samsung released at least 3 different fw upgrades since the phone launch but i’ve yet to see anything pop-up on my phone, even manually checking. Right now i’m on baseband version G935FFXXU1APBB and build number MMB29K.G935FXXU1APB9 and the Android Security patch level is Feb, 1 2016. I checking for updates from the about section of the settings enough or should i use KIES? I bought My S7 Edge directly from Vodafone Italy but it doesn’t look branded in any… Read more »

insanejojo
insanejojo

Relax… Updates will come… Dont get worried….

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

It basically scales everything down or up to the stock Note5 DPI

rigocalin
rigocalin

What release build number are you referring to?