Galaxy J2, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7 get S Bike Mode
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) has been recently launched in India aiming a very large category of users in the country, namely motorcycle riders. Now, the other members of the Galaxy J family of Android handsets get S Bike Mode capabilities via a software update.
Users of this year's Galaxy J2, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7 handsets started to receive the S Bike Mode-enabled firmware yesterday. However, since these devices do not come with NFC connectivity, the mode for bikers needs to be activated via the Quick Setting toggle. The Galaxy J3 comes with a NFC tag that can be put on the bike or helmet and allows its users to easily enable or disable S Bike Mode by tapping it.
The S Bike Mode for Galaxy J2, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7 works the same way as on their J3 sibling - when activated, the handset automatically plays a message that lets callers know the user is currently riding and cannot answer. Given the lack of NFC connectivity on these three handsets that just got S Bike Mode, it would not be a surprise to see a Bluetooth tag for them coming out soon. Unfortunately, there is no information about this yet.
Manish Khatri (on Twitter)
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