Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s Secure Folder feature may come to Galaxy S7 handsets

Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s Secure Folder feature may come to Galaxy S7 handsets

NEW DELHI: Samsung’s failed Galaxy Note 7 phablet came with features such as the Iris sensor and the Secure Folder that enhanced user’s data security. It is not possible to bring the Iris sensor to already launched smartphones so the company is considering bringing at least its Secure Folder feature to existing devices.

As reported by Sammobile, the company might bring the particular Galaxy Note 7 feature to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge as a part of the Android Nougat OS update. Samsung has sent a message to a Galaxy Beta programme user saying that, “we will consider to support Secure Folder for the OS upgrade device (Nougat) as a downloadable service”. The message added that, “It [Secure Folder] will be available in Galaxy apps later on.” The exact time of launch was not mentioned.

Since the particular feature will be available via the Galaxy App store, non-Samsung Galaxy users won’t be able to experience the feature. The Secure Folder could be opened using the Iris scanner in the Galaxy Note 7. But since the Galaxy S7 handsets don’t sport the Iris Scanner, the feature might only support fingerprint authentication.

The Secure Folder let users store documents, media files, contacts, emails, and notes securely. It requires an authentication to open, let it be using the Iris Scanner, fingerprint sensor, PIN lock or pattern lock.
According to another Galaxy Beta programme user, the company may skip the Android 7.0 Nougat OS version for its Galaxy S7 handsets and directly roll out the Android 7.1.1 version.
“We are pleased to announce that we will support Android 7.1.1 from the official N OS release,” said the company.
It’s almost certain that the new OS version will come pre-installed on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship(s).
To participate in the Samsung Android 7.0 Nougat programme, users have to install the Galaxy Beta programme app from the Galaxy app store. Once downloaded, users can test the major updates and provide feedback about the OS’s performance on their devices.
Source by gadgetsnow…
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