Enhanced Galaxy Edge features.

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  1. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    https://news.samsung.com/global/get-things-done-faster-with-the-newly-enhanced-edge-screen

    So we can expect this on the S7 Edge. The S6 Edge plus and S6 Edge when updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.








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    A widened edge panel allows for even more content to be displayed
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    People edge, before and after the OS upgrade

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    Apps edge, before and after (left, middle) and the all new Tasks edge (right)
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    Quick tools, now available on the wider edge panel
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    Customize the Edge handle by location, size and transparency
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  2. GadgetSN macrumors 6502

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    Nice to see. It still needs more support though as the current edge features are almost useless. For me the edge on my Edge plus is purely for design and looks. I dont need the people edge nor apps edge because I have the better implemented scrolling app dock with Nova. Also why do Samsung insist on ridiculously large icons. If I could I would change to 10 smaller app icons per column rather than the five currently allowed. I really detest Samsung use of large icons throughout touchwiz. They need to be half the current size.

    I wish the edge on each side was instead two separate screens like the Note edge. Would have been alot more useful.

    Still if anything the curved screen makes the phone so much nicer to use from a feel point of view.
     
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  4. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    I saw this, and it looks really good. But I've been waiting for Marshmallow ever since I got my Edge+. Get on with it Sammy!
     
  5. Osaka23 macrumors newbie

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    Lovely new features but all no good if we can't get the update!!
     
  6. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I wish they would give it some of the features that the Note Edge had.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Thank you, now I might actually use this.
     
  8. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Oh look, a stock compass app on a smartphone... We call this bloatware garbage. If we want a compass, we download an app. How many people use their smartphone as a compass? Less than .00000000000000000001% probably.
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    I use the Edge feature for one thing and that is for people to quickly text or phone with the flick of my thumb. Other than that I also find it mostly useless.
     
  9. John Mcgregor Suspended

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    I personally use it often and the ones in google play store were ****. I also use level almost everyday.
     
  10. jamezr macrumors G3

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    But the really great thing about Android is if you don't like the icon size or grid size you can install another launcher like Nova and customize it exactly the way you want it to be.
     
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    And watch battery life drop in front of your eyes. Yeah i tried most of them.
     
  12. jamezr macrumors G3

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    not true. I have a N5 and the battery life between running the stock launcher and Nova is not measurable.
    I haven't noticed a difference at all.
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I'm using Action Launcher 3 on my Androids (its now my preferred 3rd party launcher due to its colour matching to wallpaper) and likewise - there is no difference between it and the stock launchers battery wise.
     
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    I have S6 and it drops in front of my eyes. If i didn't disable all the instagrams dropboxes, onedrives and offices it would be even worse. You add another software layer on top and say there is no difference. That's like saying adding chocolate on a cake doesn't increase it's thickness.
     
  15. jamezr macrumors G3

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    lol....you can say that about ANY app you install too btw. I have used Nova and other third party launchers for years and have not noticed any battery impact. But everyone's experiences are different. Enjoy your stock launcher......
     
  16. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    That's actually a flawed assumption ... In this instance you are not adding - but substituting one launcher for the other. Indeed Nova / Action Launcher are often lighter (Ram utilisation) than TW HOME (the launcher part of TW).
     
  17. John Mcgregor Suspended

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    Have you checked the task manager? touchwiz is still running. Everytime i used a 3rd party launcher battery life would suffer by up to 20% especially on Holo.
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    Actually no, you can't, if you install a chess app it is ot going to be in your face every time you wake the display, but a launcher app will be plus touchwizz or whatever will running under it.
     
  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Holo launcher is one of the heaviest launchers out there despite its apparent small install file size. It's full of extra plug in apps constantly begging for install and pushed content from its developer, and is a bloated mess... That's why your battery life is suffering ... There's a reason 'free' launchers are 'free' ....
     
  19. jamezr macrumors G3

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    that's a false assumption on your part. And yes you can install any app as you first claimed and say it uses more battery than before you installed the app.
    You can install any app...depending on the app and it will run in the background and use resources.
    As others have pointed out to you most launchers don't use a lot of resources in the background. Especially one like Nova that has a great user experience and a great reputation.
     
  20. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Nova is incredible, and has no appreciable effect on my battery life.
     

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