Samsung will soon begin beta testing the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones in the U.K. The beta test will allow participants to have access to Android 7.0 early and give Samsung feedback on how to improve the software before the official rollout.
Reports indicate Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users signed up for Samsung’s software beta testing program are already getting instructions about the Android 7.0 beta, indicating the software will be available Nov. 9 for U.K. users.
The beta program will run through mid-December once users have received the Android 7.0 Nougat software. Those signed up to the program will be able to download the beta software from Samsung’s Galaxy Beta Program application. Users must have an unlocked Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone to participate in the program.
Users should keep in mind that the Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition and Batman Injustice Edition and not eligible for the Android 7.0 Nougat beta test software.
Samsung began its software beta program in 2015, allowing Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users to test the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software before it officially released. There is no word on when Samsung will begin sending out official Android 7.0 Nougat software.
Typically updates occur between January and April, depending on the region and whether handsets are unlocked or carrier supported. Carrier-branded devices tend to receive updates later than unlocked devices.