Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will start Nougat Beta Programme this week, end tests ‘mid of December’

It looks like things are very rapidly advancing on the Android 7.0 Nougat update front for recent Samsung Galaxy flagship phones, as the Korean tech giant desperately needs something positive to bump the Note 7 fiasco off the spotlight.

Mere days after first hearing of the possibility to sign up for public beta testing of fresh software on British shores, we’ve just received confirmation both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will kick off said pre-release experiments on Wednesday, November 11.

The plan is to conclude the “Galaxy Beta Programme” around the “mid of December” at the moment, although “the end date may be subject to changes based on results of feedback.” The timeline of the eventual wide-scale rollout obviously depends immensely on how these tentative goodie packs are evaluated by those of you who will be open to “experience new features and the latest UX based on Android 7.0 Nougat first.”

Keep in mind that not everyone wanting in will be selected to sample the OS makeover, though it might help to register as soon as possible by using the dedicated form in the “Galaxy Beta Programme” application available as a free download through the Galaxy Apps service.

Don’t forget to back up your data once the tests are underway, and note that only unlocked standard versions of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the UK are for the time being included in the pre-release examination.

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