Samsung rolls out third Android Nougat beta for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung has, at least, begun public testing of its Nougat update for those enrolled in its Galaxy Beta Program. It released its first Android 7.0 preview to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge earlier this month, followed a week later by a further release. Today, as SamMobile reports, Samsung is rolling out its third Android 7.0 beta to those devices, starting in the UK.

At around 300MB in size, the latest preview comes with a range of minor revisions, including customization for the Quick Panel, but it also comes with some fresh issues.


The third Android 7.0 Nougat beta build features improved Quick Panel setting, allowing users to change the layout between three different layout grid layouts—3×3, 4×3 and 5×3. The update will also allow users to place the Brightness slider above the Quick panel toggle or to hide it in the notification view. Apart from it, Samsung has removed the Edge feed panel in the update, however it is expected to feature again in the next roll out.


The latest update weighs in at 300MB and updates the device to include the November 1st Android security patch. The update is starting to roll out to those enrolled in the Android Nougat beta program today, and will be available via an OTA. To apply for the beta, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners need an active Samsung account and must register through the Galaxy Beta Program app (available through Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store).

Google is already preparing for the rollout of Android 7.1.1 Nougat next month, but most of its hardware partners still haven’t got around to upgrading any of their handsets to Android 7.0, which it released three months ago.  According to Google’s most recent usage data, just 0.3% of Android devices are running Nougat, but with the HTC 10, LG G5, and the Moto Z family joining the Nougat league, the numbers for next month should be at least a bit higher.

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