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The Android Nougat 7.0 in beta form for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, has gotten many users excited and with good reason as it comes with so many really cool features and the like. 

There's just one teensy problem for those who might want to manually flash one of the leaked ROMs.

Only Nougat's first beta build — build ZPK1 — has made its way out into the wild. That's the build with the light-blue (as opposed to white) quick settings, and a crashy Facebook app. None of the subsequent three builds — including the most recent ZPL3 — have leaked. So if you're flashing any of the leaked GS7 or GS7 edge builds via the ODIN utility, you're getting an older version.
If you don't see this as a problem, think again as in order to receive over-the-air beta updates, you need to be a member of Samsung's Galaxy Beta program. If you're not then you're going to stay on the first beta, which means manually updating to the final Nougat build once it's available, or flashing the latest Marshmallow firmware for your phone to downgrade.
The first beta still works relatively well — Facebook crashes notwithstanding — and gives you a decent preview of many of the features we're expecting to see in the final GS7 Nougat update.

photo crd; wirelessweek




The Android 7.0 Nougat has been all the rage in recent times and has been available for use since August. Thanks to Google's new Pixel smartphone the Nougat 7.1 has surfaced.

It's very likely that more and more devices are going to be joining the party soon and will begin running on Nougat. Examples are the 2016 Motorola and HTC. 

Android 7.0 brings more customization to the mobile operating system — the notification drawer is more functional, notifications are more useful than ever, and you can now do more work with split-screen mode.

You think that's nifty, well the 7.1 comes with such new features such as App Shortcuts, Seamless Updates, and support for Daydream VR. Naturally with every new operating system or update there are bugs that have not been fixed and affect certain devices.

Here are a few of the problems and ways around them. There may be a few more and if we find some we'll keep you posted. 


Ambient Display problems

photo crd: Verge


Google Pixel users will be the most familiar with this problem and that's when the Ambient Display does not show up when notifications come through. The Pixel and Pixel XL do not have a “wake” function that shows the Ambient Display notifications when you pick up your phone it only turns on when you get a notification. It's worse for some people as they don't see anything at all.

Here's what you can do; You can do a factory reset. To do so, Head to Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone.

Another way is to try the Support team. For some people, they promptly got new phones. To get there, you just head to Settings and swipe left to the Support tab. You should be able to get a replacement unit.

If all you need is a way to have Ambient Display turn on when you pick up your phone then we'll recommend you download Ambi-Turner. It triggers the display whenever you take it out of your pocket or lift it up from a desk. Nexus devices with Android 7.1.1 Nougat have a “Lift to Wake” gesture in the Moves section in Settings. We imagine this feature will come to Pixel owners soon.


Bluetooth Issues

Photo crd: Android Authority


Another common problem some people have been facing is that they've been unable to connect  to their car’s Bluetooth especially Nexus users. For some people the problem is that their devices connect but then disconnect within minutes for others, they can connect and stream audio, but the device later disconnects and calls do not go through.

Here's what you can do; An over-the-air update was pushed alongside the November security update for Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL devices, and it mentioned improvements to Bluetooth connectivity. It’s unclear if this has fixed the issue, but a Pixel Community manager more recently said the team is still investigating the issue.

It’s unclear whether the issue has been resolved for Nexus devices, but if you haven’t yet, try a factory reset by heading to Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone. This has done the trick for some people.
If a factory reset didn’t work, try going to Settings > More > Network settings reset > Reset settings. Try connecting to your vehicle’s Bluetooth after to see if the issue has been resolved.


Reboots and Bootloops

photo crd: Tech Radar


The biggest culprit is the Nexus 5X and according to Google it’s a hardware issue. 


What can you do? In this case nothing i'm afraid and the only way is to probably contact your phone's place of purchase and get a replacement.


Camera Issues (Purple/Pink Camera)




So far only Pixel and Pixel XL consumers have complained especially those domicilled in Europe. For them, when the camera launches, it often freezes with pink and purple vertical lines, rendering it impossible to snap a picture with. 

Here's what you can do;  Perhaps get a third-party camera app like Open Camera, which seems to work as an alternative. 

However there have been complaints that the issue comes back after some time with a third-party camera, so this is only a temporary solution.

It may be an issue with network connectivity. Try switching the phone to Airplane Mode by swiping down on the notification bar toggling the tile. You can also get the camera to work by turning off location — it’s another tile you can toggle in the notification bar.

Reboots also seem to temporarily fix the problem.
For some people, the solution was to turn off battery optimization for the Google Photos and Camera app. If you want to tow this line, go to Settings > Battery and click on the three dots on the top right. Hit Battery optimization, and click the drop-down to go to All apps. Scroll down and find the Google Photos and Camera apps to switch the setting to Don’t optimize.



Battery Issues

Photo Crd: Androidpit


For some Nexus users, they have complained about their battery draining faster than water in a basket. The issue seems to have appeared after the Android 7.0 Nougat update dropped.

Here's what to do; You can reset app preferences with battery optimization. To do this, head to Settings > Battery and tap on the three dots on the top right. Hit Battery optimization, and press the three dots again. You’ll get an option to Reset app preferences. You should start seeing improvements to your battery life afterwards.

These are some of the more common ones, if there are any more there should be further posts helping with information to potentially solve the issue.

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