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Samsung rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat Beta program in the US

US Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners can be among the first to test Samsung's new Android 7.0 Nougat software.

Published onNovember 10, 2016


Samsung has rolled out its Galaxy Beta program in the US. The program will give a selection of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users the chance to experience an early version of its latest software, as Samsung gathers feedback before the full rollout.

The program was spotted in the UK Galaxy store last week, though the servers which supported the system weren’t yet online; Samsung has now officially launched the initiative in the US, UK and Korea.

To apply for the beta, S7 and S7 Edge owners must have an active Samsung account and the Galaxy Beta Program app installed (it can be downloaded through Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store). Alternatively, users can download the Samsung Members app which is available in the Google Play Store or Galaxy Apps depending on the region.

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The Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition and the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition are excluded from the program, and UK users must have an unlocked S7 or S7 edge to take part.

There’s no guarantee that everybody who applies to the beta will be selected, and those who are will experience software in an early state – crashes and bugs are to be expected.

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