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Samsung is getting ready for releasing Android Nougat firmware for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models. The company will soon release the Nougat beta firmware, available for the Galaxy S7 Edge model via Samsung Galaxy Beta program. The testing should commence in the UK, and Samsung should allow users from other countries to apply for the beta program soon after it starts in the UK.
In order to have a chance to test the Android Nougat, you have to own the Galaxy S7 Edge (the Galaxy S7 might also be supported) and to download the Galaxy Beta Program, available on the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. For now, the beta testing isn’t officially commenced, so you can’t register your Galaxy S7 Edge yet.
You can also download the Galaxy Beta Program app from XDA developers site, and although ,for now, you can’t register for the testing phase, the app will notify you as soon as the Galaxy Beta Program starts. The Beta Program should soon commence in the UK, with other countries becoming eligible for Android Nougat testing soon after the Beta Program officially starts.
Great news for all Galaxy S7/S7 Edge owners; since the Beta testing should start soon, we are sure Samsung will release the official, final Android Nougat firmware before the end of 2016. Of course, if the testing shows that the firmware suffers from serious bugs, the release of the official Nougat firmware might be postponed to the start of 2017.
Update: The Android 7.0 Nougat beta testing program will commence on November 9 and will last until mid-December, will include both Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Aside from the UK, the beta testing will be available to users in the United States, China, and South Korea. In the UK, all unlocked models will be supported. In the US, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be supported. The models supported in China are not listed yet, while the Korean users will have to own a KT, LG U+ or SKTelecom models in order to register for the program. You can register for the Beta Testing Program, but Samsung will select the participants. If you happen to own the Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition and Batman Injustice Edition, we have to inform you that those two models are not supported in the beta program.