Samsung Begins Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Beta Testing
Can't wait for Android 7.0 Nougat to hit your Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge? You don't have to. Samsung is rolling out a beta program for those interested in testing Android Nougat on their latest flagship smartphones. You can now register to get Android 7 for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Rumors had suggested that Samsung was working closely with Google to have an early access to the Android 7.0 Nougat. Some have also suggested that the flagship phones will receive the latest software update by the year's end. While that happens or not, is yet to be seen [last year, Marshmallow did arrive in December]. But Samsung's rolling out the beta test program for the SGS7, confirming that the update process is going at a steady pace.
Android 7 for Galaxy S7 beta program (still non-functional)
Similar to other Android device makers, Samsung also started a beta test program last year for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners. The flagship owners were able to test Android 6.0 Marshmallow way before the official update was made available.
Samsung has now started rolling out the beta program for Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The Galaxy Beta Program app is now available in the UK store. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you can register to install the latest Samsung software based on Android 7.0 Nougat and provide the company with your feedback. Whether you will be selected for the program or not, depends on the Korean tech giant.
The beta registration on the app doesn't appear to be working just yet. But, we are looking forward to an official announcement of the Android 7 for Galaxy S7 beta program before the app starts accepting registrations.
If you are interested, but can't find the Galaxy Beta Program app in the store, XDA has the answer for you. The APK for the app is now available to download (link), so you can do a manual install. However, the servers aren't currently online, which means you will have to wait for official announcement anyway.
Will you be going for the early access to Android 7 for Galaxy S7, even if it's a little buggy? Don't forget to let us know.
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