Anyone participating in the Galaxy Beta Program, based in the UK, could be testing right now a customized version of Android 7.0 Nougat for two flagship Samsung smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. This means that in the coming days maybe some users in other countries may encounter a new firmware update to download, although it is a beta version, still be very different from the final version, and even more unstable than the version that will be released worldwide in the coming months (hopefully).
Some readers will realize that lately the news about updates to Android Nougat arrive unannounced, without official confirmation from the companies concerned. Previously it was LG with LG G5 who seemed to pick a random date to start testing (final beta tests). Therefore, we speak of two Korean companies as the top ranked in the world to offer the new Android software update. Something that might seem irrelevant, but seeing how fragmentation works on Android, greatly improves future expectations.
As in the case of LG, we are facing a beta of the update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The Galaxy Beta Program to test Andorid 7.0 Nougat on both devices is public, but limited to a test of the final version that not everyone will be called to participate. First, the limitation is geographically and as happened last year for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the lucky ones to test the firmware will be the British.
If it happens that you read this news from the UK, and want to participate in the final test of the latest Android operating system, you'll need to visit the Samsung app store and search the Galaxy Beta Program app. If you do not find this app on the Samsung Store, you can try to download it manually through the APK of the tool. If instead you do not live in a country from the United Kingdom, the geographical limitation will prevent use of the application, at least for now. In any case, we expect news about it soon.
The surprise move to update the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Android Nougat puts us in a very specific scenario: the absence of marketing and market withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7 without doubt have motivated the brand to make a better policy in terms of cell phones sold. In short, the test known this week could happen partly as a result of the fiasco of its flagship phablet. Perhaps the only positive note of that big problem.