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[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.

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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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kevinthai17
kevinthai17

I was able to register when the registration went live, but since I have the to mobile s7 edge, I had to wait until to download it, but it should out now and it’s giving me a server error. Anyone know where the problem is?

Ibti Arshad
Ibti Arshad

Is that any chance… Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus get Grace TouchWiz UX ???

JohnS4
JohnS4

Yep it was my beta firmware

JohnS4
JohnS4

I think I just got mine to, I did hard reset and got x2 supplementary updates one being around 62mb and the other about 16mb, now it has gone into a 3rd update which is taking sometime to download so fingers crossed.

afiaz
afiaz

Finally its here for me today. Update installed. Pretty good

woody365
woody365

My 7.0 is downloading now 🙂

target5
target5

I Got it today Yes Yes

afiaz
afiaz

Iv still not got anything despite my s7 edge is a uk variant BTU model and of course having registered yesterday

target5
target5

Still nothing for me .
Don’t think I will get it
I registered yesterday

yogesh9989
yogesh9989

Why there isn’t any “Beta Program” for Note Series…why always “S” series…why…????

YOSEFE
YOSEFE

Waiting for update to arrive on my s7 edge from EE in the UK.

YOSEFE
YOSEFE

Finally got it at 23.45 hours (11.45 pm).☺

Abelv12
Abelv12

I’m waiting for the update. Supposedly on Monday I’ll get it on T-Mobile.
* Beta S/W OTA Schedule for each carrier
After the approval of the registration, It will be shipped sequentially.
– SPR : 11/9~
– VZW : 11/11~
– TMO : 11/14~

target5
target5

I also have the beta testing but still no firmware for me have Ben waiting sins yesterday

Ovie_the_boy
Ovie_the_boy

I got this message at the last step “The maximum number of galaxy beta program participants has been reached. Thank you for your interest.”
My bad luck!

tiborh
tiborh

FW is on XDA …..

leejhamilton
leejhamilton

Cant download the app as its not available in the galaxy store for me. Im on three UK branded handset though it is unlocked as far as i’m aware, so that may be why.

Also still only the September firmware, as it seems there hasnt been any updates recently.

barcas25
barcas25

My phone is on Three, however I flashed the Btu firmware on it about a month ago and it has been great, especially battery life. I was able to register yesterday and the update came through about an hour ago.

leejhamilton
leejhamilton

Always a bit wary putting different firmware on a phone, does it affect the warranty in any way?

JohnS4
JohnS4

You need to flash stock BTU firmware via odin, reset device and then install galaxy beta program app and try again it worked for me

shken77
shken77

Got it about 1 hour ago in the UK, seems to be running well just checking through to see whats changed

pjhardy
pjhardy

Can someone post the BETA firmware for download?

pjhardy
pjhardy
mean-machine
mean-machine

Yesterday, I was also getting server error. The solution was to slide the option connecting Samsung account to Beta off and then on again and it let me register.

mean-machine
mean-machine

My Nougat is just downloading on UK phone so check yours if you registered yesterday!

pjhardy
pjhardy

Both the members and beta app error (try again later) so WTF do i have to do here?

jamsterdm
jamsterdm

Well looks like all of us in the UK who have registered are still waiting. I’ll let you lot know, if you let me know when u see it 🙂

cwaltham21
cwaltham21

The 400 error seems to be when you have the wrong firmware installed. Mine was O2 when I got the error 400 message but I changed my firmware to BTU now it lets me register. Still no download link as yet though

pjhardy
pjhardy

I’m running the XEU build which is the same build number as BTU, do i need to change to BTU?

obsydian
obsydian

Resgistered but keep getting a “400 …..” error message

ea5290
ea5290

Same. Any luck?

jamsterdm
jamsterdm

Registered but no sign of sw yet on uk unlocked.