Android 7.0 Nougat update beta for S7 edge released by Samsung UK

Rumor had it that Samsung has been working in close cooperation with Google to receive early access for the Android 7.0 Nougat source files, and is planning to update its flagship phones by year's end with the sweet desert. 

Granted, we already have the LG V20, Google's Pixels, and the Mate 9 announced with Nougat on board, but these are all new handsets, whereas there is still a chance that Samsung might beat everyone to the punch, and roll out Nougat to the spring flagships earlier than usual.

Pouring water into that speculation mill is the fact that Samsung has apparently already begun seeding the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 edge, at least in UK, in a limited beta form for early testing. If you want to participate, you can head over to the Galaxy Beta Program app in the store, and sign up - it's up to Samsung whether you will be granted early access or not. 

It usually takes a month or two to get from those betas to a finalized update rollout, at least for the non-carrier versions, but still, it's good to know that the process is moving along nicely.

source: mariolcela (XDA-devs) via SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Absolutely love the way Samsung handles its support for customers in both hardware and software. I'm eagerly waiting to swap my beloved LG G5 for the King of 2017, namely the Galaxy S8.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung has indeed upped their game in customer support this year.

11. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

They've improved somewhat but still suck in bringing the latest updates to their army of Android phones, high end and mid-range especially, take moto for example even the moto g4 plus, g4 and moto z play getting nougart before samsung high end phones, s7, s7 edge and Note 5 "if it gets updated officially "

4. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Can't wait to swap my note 5 for the note 8.

5. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Agreed. As opposed to their phones, their top tier tablets were still inexplicably missing timely (security) updates, but that has changed too a few months ago. Now the Tab S2 gets its updates every months as well.

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9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Samsung is stepping up in there game, always welcomed. I am glad they are focusing on these things now.

6. Pigaro

Posts: 87; Member since: May 15, 2016

Only in UK? What about us in Ghana

7. spasticpat

Posts: 110; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

It was available for me to download in the US but I only get a server error when I try to register

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Will my note 7 get nougat?

10. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Ba dum, tiss. That's Bob Saget corney.

12. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Maybe not and I hope not, they called back the phone for a reason so the mere fact that you gave it, brains m means you don't care for your safety

13. liviaemily_6

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 15, 2016

I’m wondering if the Nougat update will bring the new TouchWiz as well. It’s about time for Samsung to change the interface. The actual one is perfect but became boring

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