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Samsung rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users via its beta program

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Last week, there have been numerous sightings of Samsung’s Android 7.0 Nougat beta enrollment app but it wasn’t actually working at that moment. Well, the Korean tech behemoth has today officially announced the launch of the Galaxy Beta Program, currently available to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users in the U.S, UK and its home town Korea. This is a first-come, first-serve program and the company plans to extend the same to China in the coming months.

This beta program, which was first introduced last year with the launch of Android Marshmallow, enables Samsung Galaxy users to get a first hand look at the new interface changes and features coming to the official software release in following months.

To sign up for the beta release, you’ll obviously need to meet the program requirements and sign up for (or already have) an active Samsung account. You can then download the Galaxy Beta Program app or Samsung Members app to gain access to the Nogat update. Once you’ve update, you’ll be able to test the new software and provide feedback on the same to the Korean giant.

Throughout the Galaxy Beta Program period, users can get a feel for Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s latest UX, and can provide feedback on performance, reliability and usability.

Users’ responses will in turn help Samsung develop reliable, high-performing software and provide an improved and optimized experience to all Galaxy users.

Samsung-focused publication Sammobile has already downloaded the Android Nougat software update to give us a peek at the features introduced this time around. In this update, the Korean giant has added a soft blue tint to the software while introducing new flowing animations to the software. It also carries forward the Always On display feature that was initially introduced in the now non-existent Galaxy Note 7 but has since been ported to the Galaxy S7 series as well.

In addition, users who own a Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition and Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition won’t be able to participate in the beta program. For those in the UK, you’ll need to have an unlocked Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge while users in the U.S need to be subscribed to a carrier to join the beta program.

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