The highly-awaited mobile OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, has spurned much buzz for its new improvements and features. For enthusiasts, this would mean a lot of beta testing. Manufacturer Samsung has made this testing process more convenient, specifically with Samsung Galaxy S7 users, as they decided to re-open the Beta Testing Program for consumers and aspiring developers.
The registration, which was last opened in November, has now been reopened of users of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users in the U.K. territory. Users in the U.S. are expected to access the program sometime in the next few days.
Asian territories like Korea and China have access to the testing program, as well. Furthermore, in the near future, consumers in the Philippines are expected to be able to test Android 7.0 Nougat features still in development.
Samsung Beta Testing Program a Good Place to Test, Give Feedback
According to the official website of the manufacturer, users can experience the new features of the Nougat OS through Samsung’s UX. Within this period, users can offer their thoughts about the latest incarnation of the system’s performance, reliability, and its being user-friendly, among others.
Those who have compatible handsets will have to unlock and unroot their phone before downloading the Beta Program Application for Samsung Galaxy. Upon successful integration of the program, the phone will receive updates automatically.
Recently, the manufacturer has released news that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will have the official Android update this month. Unlocked phones in Asian territories will likely get the update first, followed by those in Europe and the U.S. Besides this rollout, Samsung also released a guide to present consumers with an overview of the changes and new features that the OS has.
Android 7.1 Nougat Available for Older Phones via Custom ROMs
Android 7.1 Nougat has been available earlier for Google handsets, and for newer smartphones. However, owners of older models can experience the improved OS by utilizing custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod.
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