Samsung on Thursday officially commenced the Galaxy Beta Program on its flagship devices.
With the announcement, users of Samsung's unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge models in the US, UK, and South Korea can enroll for the program to experience Google's latest Android 7.0 Nougat features first hand.
Samsung's special Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition, Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition and the carrier-based locked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge models in UK are excluded from the program.
However, this exclusion does not necessarily mean that the aforementioned models are not eligible for the update. They will get the Nougat update but on a later date, as the release schedule of the firmware pertaining to a locked device is decided by the carrier network company.
Android Nougat brings night mode for reading, multi-window options, bundled notification, improved battery optimisation, performance tweaks, and various other value-added features to enhance users' experience.
"Throughout the Galaxy Beta Program period, users can get a feel for Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung's latest UX, and can provide feedback on performance, reliability and usability. Users' responses will in turn help Samsung develop reliable, high-performing software and provide an improved and optimised experience to all Galaxy users," Samsung said in a statement.
The company has confirmed that it will expand the beta testing program to China in the coming weeks.
How to enroll for Samsung Galaxy Beta program
Users that have an active Samsung Account and meet program requirements can apply for the program just by downloading the Galaxy Beta Program app through Galaxy Apps or the Samsung Members app, which is available through the Google Play store or Galaxy Apps.
[Note: The availability of Galaxy Beta program app is limited to select regions of North America, Europe and Asia.]