Update, November 7: According to a FAQ page on Samsung’s beta program site, the Nougat beta will kick of in the UK on November 9. The beta is expected to extend through mid-December.
Original post, November 4: Samsung has rolled out a beta program for testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The Galaxy beta program app, available in the UK Galaxy store, allows users to register for the chance to install the latest Samsung software to their device and provide feedback on the experience.
The app’s APK file was uploaded to the XDA Developers forums, though it seems that the Samsung servers which provide the system aren’t currently online. An official announcement from Samsung will likely be made before this happens.
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This kind of service isn’t unprecedented for the Korean manufacturer, which introduced a similar program for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners to try out Marshmallow in December 2015, before the final update rolled out in February of this year.
It’s not clear when the servers will be online and it’s unlikely that all those who register to take part will be invited into the beta. But if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on Samsung’s take on Nougat, you might want to take a look.
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