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Samsung is quietly creating new software for its phones – And You can get it now!

Let’s face it, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are beautifully made pieces of hardware. Even the software is the best Samsung has ever created.

But you can actually make it better right now using some of their new “beta” software, which in my testing is fantastic.

First up you can head over to the settings app, scroll down to advanced and select a number of options to improve the phone experience.

One of these options is Game Launcher. Make sure you turn this on. This has options to lock the capacitive menu keys to prevent accidental presses, prevent notifications bothering you whilst gaming, reduce the frame rate to save battery, record your game play and more. It also automatically lumps all your games into the game launcher.

In the advanced menu is a menu for Labs. In here I turned off the app drawer. I have to say that after not using an app drawer for over a month, I can whizz around all my apps twice as quick. I know this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.

But the best change you can make is going to the Galaxy App store and downloading Samsung Good Lock. This changes the notification centre and lock screen. The before and after is huge and I really can’t recommend this enough.

Game Launcher on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The more you use the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge the more you discover. The S7 and S7 Edge has a sandbox type area called Game Launcher. This automatically places all your games into this app. You can manually add or remove games as well.

You then have a range of game playing options, from recording your gameplay, stopping notifications whilst gaming and turning off the capacitive menu keys to prevent accidental presses.

Below are two games I recorded. You can also add you voice to the footage. You will notice the warning message about having the game music too loud and you will also see the icon bottom left to indicate recording.

What’s really impressive is I was able to play the game and record it at 720p. Both games were also connected to my Gear S2 and Moga Pro Bluetooth Game Controller. Just shows how powerful the Exynos processor is.