Samsung has officially launched its ‘Galaxy Beta Program’
Samsung has officially launched its ‘Galaxy Beta Program’ which allow the users of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge sample Android 7.0 Nougat before it is rolled out publically. Samsung has made it official through a news release on its official website. Currently, the upgrade is only available to the users of the US, UK and Korea. Soon China will also be on the list. When contacted Samsung India in this regard, the spokesperson hasn’t verified anything. Though the update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge should be rolling out in India soon.
If you are listed in the countries as mentioned earlier, then you will have to sign up for the program using the Galaxy Beta Program app from the Galaxy App store or download the Samsung Members app from the Google Play store. The company right now is accepting applicants on a first come, first served basis, so there appears to be a restricted quota for Beta testing. The end date of the program is not confirmed and will differ from country to country. It is to be noted that not all devices are eligible for this program. For example, Galaxy S7 edge Injustice edition and the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition are excluded from the program and for the UK, the Beta program is only available to the S7 and S7 edge users who have non-operator locked devices.
Apart from being able to try the latest user interface and features in the next instalment of Android, the new Beta program allows Samsung sort out any bugs and glaring issues with the new ROM, based on the user’s feedback. This will also help in rolling out the final version of the ROM sooner, along with fewer issues. The company first released the program last year, when Android 6.0 Marshmallow was rolled out.