Android 7.0 Nougat update beta for Galaxy S7/edge coming November 9


Last week, we told you that Samsung has started distributing the Android 7.0 Nougat beta update for the S7 edge to participants in the UK via the Galaxy Beta Program, but it seems that the servers for the beta have subsequently been cut off. Now, however, a screenshot from Samsung's website is telling us why this might have happened.

It looks like the Nougat beta will be available for download on November 9, and the program will run until some time in mid December. After that, we can expect the official Android 7.1 Nougat update to start rolling out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge globally. Previously, it was rumored that Samsung will be one of the first big Android phone makers to have its flagships updated to Android 7.0, and it seems that the company is indeed on course to start the update by year's end. The update will bring the new Grace UX, the Always-on display from the Note 7, and the enhanced Doze mode, so there is plenty to look forward to.

To get the pre-release Nougat on your S7 or S7 edge, you have to sign up via the Galaxy Beta Program app in the Play Store, and Samsung has to approve you for the download, but once November 9th comes, we are certain that plenty of beta testers will start flaunting the goods via screenshots and video walkthtoughs, so we'll keep you in the loop.

source: Samsung via SamMobile

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7 Comments

1. SCHeldon

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Hey, what about the Note 7? I'll show myself out...

2. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Why precisely on Wednesday 9/11?

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Woah ! An article about Samsung which doesn't mention exploding Note 7s ?! Is everything okay, PA ?

4. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Can't wait!

5. JS132

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

What about the Note 5? After returning my original Note 7 and the replacement, I went back to my Note 5, but feel like its been forgotten in favor of the S7/edge.

6. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

omg this is great

7. liviaemily_6

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 15, 2016

Stop being so neurotic it’s just a date.

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