Samsung just released the developer beta for the Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Although this does not really count as an official release of Samsung?s Nougat version, perhaps it is better than nothing. However, the update is only available for users in the US, UK, and South Korea. Chinese users would have to wait a bit longer before they can download the update from Samsung.
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Unfortunately, there is a huge caveat on the update. Anyone who wants it must register and apply for it. And it must be done as soon as possible. This is because Samsung is issuing the update only on limited users on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who want the update make a Samsung account and start downloading the Galaxy Beta Program or the Samsung Members app.
Those who participated in last year?s Marshmallow developer program, you are in luck. There is a strong chance that those participants are already might already have either of the app mentioned. Anyone who does will be able to preview the UI and give feedback on anything that one might think need some fixing.
However, those who want to participate will need to check first if they are eligible or not. Owning a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is not enough to automatically qualify for it. For UK users, phones need to be unlocked, otherwise, it is a no go.
US users, however, will need to be under Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon in order to participate in the beta program. For those who cannot join the program, they can head to Sammobile and drool over what they could possibility be getting in the weeks to come.
Although Samsung has started the developer beta for the Nougat, there are still no updates on when it will release the actual OS. Right now, it would seem that either February or March 2017 is the likely candidate release date.
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