As many of you know by now, Samsung had launched the Galaxy Beta Program last week, and the company is essentially allowing Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge consumers in specific markets to try out Android 7.0 Nougat beta firmware. Needless to say, Android 7.0 Nougat is the last big iteration of Android, even though the company had released Android 7.1 Nougat as well. In any case, Samsung has just started rolling out the Galaxy Beta Program in yet another region, read on.
The Galaxy Beta Program is already live in South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States, well, China is joining those countries as we speak. The company did mention a while back that the program will be rolled out to China at some point, but we did not expect it to arrive so soon. In any case, if you own the Galaxy S7 or the Galaxy S7 Edge handset in China, you can now try out the beta build of Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s custom UI on top of it, of course. Considering this is a beta build of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, do expect some bugs in it, and you can also send feedback back to Samsung if you find something wrong with the software, that is the whole point of this. Now, in order to get this build on your device, you’ll need to have an active Samsung Account, and download the Galaxy Beta Program app. The procedure is straightforward from then, simply download and install the app, and follow the instructions. It is also worth mentioning that this beta build weighs around 1.4GB, so keep that in mind once you get around to updating.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are Samsung’s most powerful devices, the Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to stand right by their side at this moment, but we all know what happened there. In any case, these two phones ship with Super AMOLED displays, Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC (Chinese variant) and 4GB of RAM, while they’re made out of metal and glass. A stable build of Android 7.0 Nougat for these two phones is expected to land before the end of the year, probably next month, but we’ll see.