If you’re not aware, Samsung has been running a beta program for the Android Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices in the U.S., U.K., South Korea, and China. Samsung has now opened the program to include more users following the initial rollout earlier this month giving users a second chance to try out the pre-release versions of Nougat for the phones, after the first wave of places were quickly snapped up.
You just need to download the Galaxy Beta app and hit the “Registration” button, as before, then follow the instructions. There’s been talk that Samsung may also open up the beta program to more countries.
If a response from a Samsung support representative is to be considered, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners from the Philippines can expect the beta release soon. “I noticed that Samsung released the Nougat beta to certain countries. When will it support the Philippines?” the user inquired to which the chat support representative answered, “You may wait until next week for its release to your device.”
A screenshot of the conversation with the live support rep being asked about the Android Nougat beta release was posted by GSMArena. Keep in mind that the information comes from a support rep, so it shouldn’t be taken as an official word as reps have been incorrect quite a few times in the past as well.
If you’d previously flashed the first (leaked) beta build, this is your chance to get up-to-date on the latest build — Samsung has already pushed out two updated betas in quick succession as it makes changes and improvements to its Nougat firmware. Samsung’s beta update pace has averaged to about weekly. We should expect at least one more update before a mid-December final release.
If you missed out signing up for the beta program during the first wave, it’s worth trying again now. And be sure to let us know if you’re successful down in the comments!