Samsung has confirmed it will begin testing on some models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the US with Android 7.0 Nougat on Wednesday, November 9. The company previously confirmed a similar Nougat testing program for the UK, which will also begin on Wednesday.
Samsung’s FAQ page on the Nougat beta states that it will be offered to customers of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the US. It looks like AT&T buyers of those phones will not be able to participate in the beta, nor will any owners of the unlocked versions. It also won’t be available for people who have the Olympic Edition or the Batman Injustice Edition of those phones.
If your phone does qualify for Samsung’s Nougat beta, you will first need to establish a Samsung account. Once that is set up, you will need to download the Galaxy Beta Program app from the selection of Galaxy Apps on your S7 or S7 Edge. After that, you will need to submit your application to participate in the beta via the Registration menu inside the app.
There’s no word on how many people will be selected for the Nougat beta, but Samsung says it is scheduled to last until sometime in mid-December. If your phone qualifies for the test, will you be signing up to try out the Nougat beta on your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge?