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Verizon stops supporting Galaxy Beta Program for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Verizon has ended the Galaxy Beta Program for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which means no more Nougat beta updates will be released.

Published onDecember 6, 2016


Samsung will proceed with its Android 7.0 Nougat beta test for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but apparently it will continue without the many Verizon owners of those phones. The carrier has reportedly sent messages to Galaxy Beta app users, informing them that their phones will “stay on the original software for the remainder of [the] trial.”

This is Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

What exactly does that mean for Big Red users currently enrolled in the beta program? Well, if and when Samsung releases another Nougat beta build for those phones, they will not be accessible to Verizon owners. They can choose to stick with the current Nougat beta build that have already installed, or they have the option to roll back to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Verizon owners will have to wait until sometime early next year before the official Nougat update begins rolling out for those phones.

Again, this change affects only Verizon customers with the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. People who have those phones on other networks can get the latest Nougat beta if they have an active Samsung account, and if they install the Galaxy Beta Program app from Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store.

If you are a Verizon subscriber, how do you feel about your carrier ending the Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 ahead of schedule?

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