The Android 7.0 Nougat Beta programme for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge begins November 9th


If you own a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and you are feeling a little antsy that your flagship device hasn’t received its helping of Nougat love, you can now take steps to remedy that by signing up to the Android 7.0 beta test that Samsung has announced for the handsets. The Android 7.0 Nougat beta test kicks off on November 9th in both the US and the UK. Join us after the break for more details.

You can sign up to the Nougat beta test by downloading the ‘Galaxy Beta Programme’ application from Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. Once installed, select the Registration menu and submit your application to test the Android 7.0 Nougat beta firmware on your handset.

Naturally, there are a couple of caveats; your S7 handset has to be unlocked in the UK while in the US S7 handsets from Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are supported. For the moment at least, neither the S7 Edge Olympic Edition or the Batman Injustice Edition are eligible to take part. Finally, you will have to have a Samsung account to take part in the beta test.

If selected, you’ll be able to download beta firmware via the Software Update menu in Settings/Device Information once the Bata Programme kicks off. As is normally the case, it’s recommended that you download the update via WiFi and have at least 50% battery life. I would also recommend that you backup your pictures, messages, and anything else you hold dear on your phone before updating to the Android 7 Nougat beta.

Click on the relevant link below to get you started on the path to testing Android 7.0 Nougat on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

Source: Samsung (US), (UK)

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).