Samsung to offer Android 7.0 Nougat beta for Galaxy S7 starting November 9


If you’re dying to get some Nougat on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you can get a taste of the latest Android treat as early as this week.

Samsung’s Galaxy Beta Program will offer a test of Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The beta will be available to select models of the GS7 and GS7 edge, including the T-Mobile versions as well as the Sprint and Verizon models.

According to Samsung, the beta test will begin on November 9 and run through the middle of December. To enroll your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge in the Android 7.0 beta, you’ll need to download the Galaxy Beta Program app from Galaxy Apps, submit an application form through that app, and then wait to see if you’ve been selected. Samsung also mentions creating a Samsung Account, which you can do right here.

Samsung isn’t saying much about its Android 7.0 update quite yet, only touting that it’ll have “new features and the latest UX.”

Because this is a beta, you should keep in mind that Samsung’s Android 7.0 beta release might be a bit buggy or unstable. The news that Samsung will offer a beta for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is exciting, though, especially since there’s no word yet on when the updates will be released to the public. So if you and your Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are eager for a taste of Nougat, be sure to get this Galaxy Beta Program app on Wednesday.

Via: Droid-Life
Source: Samsung

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  • Brian Richards

    I don’t see an app named “Galaxy Beta Program” in the Galaxy Apps store.

    • Anonymouse

      Either you wait until Wednesday to download it from Galaxy App Store or google the Galaxy Beta Program apk. XDA has it.

  • jdrtech

    what a joke, only way to get 7.0 is on beta, thats why i switched to iphone

    • yankeesusa

      I’m so sorry for you

      • Prode

        I am with jdrtech. No matter what you never feel left out with Apple for updates. If you buy a Samsung for updates that is sad. Unless you get a Google phone, this is what you have to deal with. You deal with the fact that it takes months to get the latest software for your phone, and than if it is buggy and it takes months more before the problem is fixed. When Apple puts out new software that has a bug in it that breaks something big time, they fix the bug within a week or two. This shows how much more Apple cares about their customers. I am sorry but any android phone other then Google’s phones are a waste of time if you want to stay updated.

        • Jason Caprio

          I couldn’t agree more. The iPhone and Nexus/Pixel phones don’t come with the long wait for updates. My Galaxy Note 5 recently replaced by a Pixel XL (which just got my Nov. Security update) is the last Samsung phone I will ever buy. While Marshmallow came out around October 2015, I didn’t get a taste of Marshmallow on my Note 5 until Mid April 2016! Never again will I wait 6 months for an update. Google for life!

        • Drewski

          Google, HTC, Alcatel, ZTE, Coolpad are my Go to phones. LG phones to me are at least okay in my book though Bro. iPhone are also awesome too. I despise the heck out of Samsung Phones.

        • KrisKordova

          Enjoy the beta updates you get with the Pixel. I for one never gained much of anything from 6.0 on my Note5 except for battery drain that was solved in the next major update for Marshmallow on the Note5. 6.0 for the Nexus devices was a complete trainwreck though so I wasn’t too upset over the increased drain and completely almost nothing-needed-from-this-update, update.

          When Google gets widespread accessory support, features like Samsung pay (android pay has a laughable amount of banks besides only relying on NFC), fast wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, band selection, SD card slot, among other things, their devices will actually be appealing. Until then Samsung still rules the Android space WITHOUT the latest OS being pushed ASAP.

          All of the iOS users and the bugs they’ve gotten since iOS9 is also similarly another reason why the update fever some people have is cancer.

    • Daniel Marchand

      It’s the whole carrier piece that puts a monkey wrench in things, my wife had an international model Samsung phone we bought in
      Europe and it got updates all the time sometimes just a couple weeks apart. If the Android community would stop offering carrier specific devices it would give you the same exerpience like the pixel does… Samsung offers them to I’m sure best buy sells them if not online retailers.

      • Prode

        If Samsung grow a par and acted like apple maybe they could update their own phones but they never will.

    • Francisco Peña

      Let’s not forget that when Apple releases a new OS, you have to wait for X.1 for it to work without the issues that always will pop up.

    • DKBNYC

      If you’re more concerned with updates than you are with content then yeah go Apple or Pixel. I prefer content over an endless stream of updates that really add nothing to the user experience. {Apple and Pixel IMHO are boring devices.} The Note 7 had all the useful features of 7.0 plus a lot more. I can wait a month or 2 for an update to the S7E.

  • Jason Caprio

    So happy to be off the Samsung train. Google for life and running 7.1 with the most amazing battery life I’ve ever seen. My Pixel XL won’t be waiting for the latest Android versions!

    • Jerry Rich

      Too many features on the Edge. Water resistence, OIS the list goes on and on. Choo Choo!

      • theforevermachine

        Let’s not forget built-in wireless charging, MST-enabled Samsung Pay, and expandable storage. Sure, the unlimited google photos storage is nice, but what if I want to have a bunch of music downloaded onto the phone?

        Don’t get me wrong, the Pixel XL is a great phone, and the immediate updates are definitely a selling point, but it lacks a few features that would have been smart to add to it.

  • Phil

    No thanks!
    I prefer my device in perfect working order

    • Nobody Special


  • Philip

    There are some people that dont mind the testing. At least Samsung give us this luxury. I will just wait.

  • i would but nah

  • All seats are filled. It won’t let me sign up now.

  • Marcus

    Beta App shows an ETA of the OTA for the 14th for TMO.

  • Daniel Cross

    server has been down all day. waiting for the beta update for Tmobile

    • TmoJon

      Same issue here..

  • Themanwithnoname

    Just upgraded to 7.0 everyone else should be getting it shortly.

  • Marcus

    I was still getting the server error with the Galaxy Beta Program App, checked for updates and it downloaded 7.0 (1.4GB). So far so good.

  • Daniel Cross

    yes don’t worry about the server error,as long as you got in before the beta program closed. just keep checking for updates. that is how I got my update.