[Update: Spots running out] Samsung officially announces launch of Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy Beta Program

We’ve known for a few days now that Samsung is going to kick off the Galaxy Beta Program once again to enable users in select markets to get a taste of the upcoming major Android update. The company first introduced this program with the launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow last year. This year, it will offer them the opportunity to take a beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat out for a spin on their Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

The Galaxy Beta Program is now open to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners in the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea and will soon be opened up for users in China as well. Interested users first have to register, Samsung is currently accepting applicants on a first come, first served basis.

Throughout the Galaxy Beta Program period, the end date of program is going to differ by country and may be subject to change as well, users to be able to truly experience Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s new UX and provide the company with feedback that will help improve the experience. Those who are interested in taking part in this program must have an active Samsung Account and they must program requirements. If they do, they then have to download the Galaxy Beta Program app from Galaxy Apps or the Samsung Members app.

In case you’re wondering what Nougat looks like running on one of the two supported devices, we’ve already got it running on our Galaxy S7, and here’s what we think about Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 so far.


Update: If you were not quick to reserve a spot for yourself on the Galaxy Beta Program you might be out of luck. Samsung is displaying the following notification to people trying to sign up to get access to the beta, it did say this was a first come, first served affair.

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