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Samsung to launch Android 7.0 Nougat preview for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on November 9

Last week, details emerged of a new Galaxy Beta Program app in Samsung's Galaxy Apps store in the UK, revealing the company's plans to release a preview of its upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat update. The app has since been removed from the store, but now further information has been revealed via an FAQ page on a Samsung-owned site.

The site confirms that the Galaxy Beta Program will offer users the "opportunity to experience new features and the latest UX based on Android 7.0 Nougat first". Only two handsets will be supported: the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Curiously, Samsung says that the Galaxy S7 edge Olympic edition and Batman Injustice Edition "are not supported".

The beta will launch in the UK and Ireland on November 9 and will run until mid-December. Once the program is underway, users will be able to download the app from the Galaxy Apps store to sign up and register their handset for the beta. However, it seems that while the registration process will be open for anyone who wishes to sign up, not everyone who does so will be selected or approved to take part.

"If you have a Samsung Account and meet all participation criteria," the company says, "your registration process will be completed and you may be selected."

It's not yet clear if Samsung is planning to offer similar Android 7.0 Nougat previews in other markets beyond the UK and Ireland. The company hasn't yet made a formal announcement about the Galaxy Beta Program, nor has it said when it expects the final Nougat update to be made generally available to all users.

Source: Samsung FAQ page via SamMobile

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