Samsung wants to give you an early look at Nougat.
If you have a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you can sign up for the Galaxy Beta Program and get an early look at Samsung's latest software. All it takes is installing an app, registering and then receiving an update to check out Android 7.0 Nougat right on your Galaxy phone. Here's how you get it done.
To get started, you'll have to get the Galaxy Beta Program app installed on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. The app is available in the Galaxy Apps store, not the Play Store. Just open up Galaxy Apps and search for "Galaxy Beta Program" — it'll be the first result. If you're reading this on your phone, you can also tap this link to be taken to the listing.
- Open the Galaxy Beta Program app and tap Start
- Tap the menu button in the top-right corner and tap Registration
- Read the FAQ and then tap Registration at the bottom
- Tap the checkbox next to I agree and then tap Agree at the bottom
Once you're registered, it may take a little bit of time for your account to be selected to receive the update. Once the update is available, you'll receive a software update notification to download the latest beta update. If you're unsure about the status of your software, you can always go to Settings, About device and tap Download updates manually. An update will only download once your registration has been selected for the Beta Program.
The Galaxy Beta Program is understandably in high demand, so you may find at the time of registering that all beta spots are full — but keep checking back! Spots can open up at any time.
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