Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users who didn’t get a chance to register for the Android 7.0 Nougat beta testing program earlier in November now have a chance to do so. Reports indicate the manufacturer has reopened registration for the testing program for Galaxy S7 users in the U.K. Registration for other markets, including the U.S., is expected to reopen in the coming days.
The beta program is also currently available in Korea and China. Recent reports have also indicated users in the Philippines may also soon be able to test Android 7.0.
To register for the beta program, users must have an unlocked and unrooted Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge handset, and must download Samsung’s Galaxy Beta Program application. Once accepted users will receive updates wirelessly.
The official Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to begin in December. The rollout will likely begin with unlocked handsets in Asian countries, followed by European markets. U.S. models, particularly carrier models, likely won’t update until sometime in 2017. A typical timeframe is between January and April.
Samsung has also released an Android 7.0 Nougat beta consumer guide to help users navigate the changes users can expect going from Android Marshmallow to Android Nougat.
Google is also expected to update the latest version of Nougat, Android 7.1.1 in December. A Dec. 5 release date has been suggested.