Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Program For S7 & S7 Edge Is Now Official


Samsung will begin beta testing Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones in the U.K. Through the program, S7 and S7 Edge users can check out the pre-release version of Nougat features along with Samsung’s latest UX. They can also provide feedback on the phone’s performance, reliability and usability, which will help Samsung develop the software further and to enhance user experience.

The news comes a couple of days after LG said it’d start rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat onto its G5 smartphone.

Android 7.0 beta program for S7 and S7 edge

If you own a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and have an active Samsung account, download the Galaxy Beat Program app. You can get it either from Galaxy app or Samsung Members app, which are available on Play Store.

Users could face unexpected errors as the beta software isn’t the official version. To get the Beta Program app, you will need to update the Galaxy S7 to the latest version of the software.

Samsung originally introduced Galaxy Beta Program last year with the Android Marshmallow version.

Samsung has said that the program will be available to users in the US, UK and South Korea on 9 November and it’d be rolled out soon in China. The company is accepting participants of the programme on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Take note that if you somehow managed to snag a limited edition S7 edge Olympic Games or an S7 edge Injustice Edition, you’ll not be able to participate in the beta. Further, you’re only eligible in the UK if you’ve an unlocked device. In the US, on the other hand, you’ll have to be a Sprint, T-Mobile or a Verizon subscriber. If you can not participate in the beta or end up not getting a slot, Sammobile has some screenshots of Nougat on a S7 so you can get an idea of what it’d look like on your device.