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Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge doesn’t have Gear VR support

Samsung launched the Galaxy Beta Program recently to provide builds of Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge. The program has been launched in the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea and China. Interested users first have to register through the app and it’s only after they’re selected do they get access to the beta firmware. Those who do get selected for the program should keep in mind that Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge doesn’t have support for the Gear VR.

Firing up the Oculus app once Nougat beta has been installed brings up the “Network error occurred. Try again later” error. It stops the virtual environment from loading so the Gear VR can’t be used with the handset. The reason behind this error is simple. The Oculus app hasn’t been updated for Android 7.0 beta and it’s unlikely that an update will be sent out to enable support while the firmware is still in beta. The update can be expected to arrive prior to the public release of Nougat for the flagships.

Those who want to continue using Gear VR after they have upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat have no option but to downgrade to the latest version of Marshmallow. They can do that by deregistering from the Galaxy Beta Program through the app, once they do, they will receive a link to a file which lets them downgrade to the most recent stable version of firmware for that device.

Samsung is yet to confirm when Android 7.0 Nougat is going to be officially released for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge.

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last-home
last-home

I don’t know why samsung is tooooooooooooooooooooooooo slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww for releasing new updates !!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Wonder if you’ll find Daydream there at some point. I think it is ridiculous that these phones that have VR support will not get Daydream.

leshemnoam
leshemnoam

I hope someone that was lucky enough to get the beta version can clarify whether it supports Daydream. i have a feeling it will only be supported in the 7.1 release.

ShivamChatak
ShivamChatak

Do you didn’t tell us how the bundled notifications are handled in new beta ROM??

Dwarfer66
Dwarfer66

I am using a custom rom of nougat on my s7 edge and wow I do like it!

superg05
superg05

i was going to try it today oh well it’ll come eventually

j2001m
j2001m

Hm, is this for real, it says in the beta notes it’s not supported same goes for themes

Dwarfer66
Dwarfer66

Themes do work as I am running a theme myself on the s7 edge.

harinsheth
harinsheth

Does it have ” adoptable storage ” ? Or ” multi user ” like nexus ?