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Samsung Rolls Out Nougat Test Program for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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Nov 10, 2016, 8:11 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Samsung is allowing owners of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to experience an early look at its Nougat builds through the Galaxy Beta Program. The program is meant more for Samsung's benefit than that of end users, as it will use feedback generated by beta users to improve the experience and reliability for all users. Samsung says beta testers will have an opportunity to see its latest user experience elements based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The company hopes for direct feedback about the betas' performance, stability, and usability as it prepares the software for general release next year. Samsung warns that beta software is not official and may cause unexpected errors or malfunction. It may also not have the full feature set when compared to the final version. People will be able to leave the beta program and return their devices to official, functional builds of Android 6. The program is open to the Sprint-, T-Mobile-, and Verizon-branded variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge only. People will be required to download the Galaxy Beta Program application from the Galaxy Apps store and apply via the registration menu. A Samsung account (free) is required. Samsung expects to ship test builds of Nougat between now and the end of December.

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chadbordes

Nov 10, 2016, 3:17 PM

This isn't working

The app is NOT available in the galaxy store. I am a tmobile customer and its not available either in the galaxy apps store or in the play store. I called the 1-888-987-4357 number to get help with this and NO one knows whats going on. I called 3 separate times andd was transferred within samsung 9 times. No one could help. the link on samsunngs website is broken. It takes you to the samsung s7 homepage, not the samsung galaxy apps store.

Good luck. If you get an answer or resolve, PLEASE post here.

Chad
I'm on Verizon, and it was available yesterday. I went into the Galaxy app store and searched simply for "beta". That got it for me.

However, you should know that the beta program filled up within a few minutes of launch, so it's possible that Sa...
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its appearing on mine and im with Verizon. when I open it, it does say that it cant find the server but the app is there
 
 
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