Samsung has launched a new beta programme allowing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners to try out Google’s Android Nougat software before it officially launches.
Users who want to install the latest version of the operating system, which is already available on Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, will need to set up a special Samsung account and then download either the Samsung Members or Galaxy Beta Programme apps.
Samsung says that UK Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners must have an unlocked device in order to sign up for the first–come, first–served programme. If you’re unsure, call your network and they’ll be able to tell you.
Android Nougat comes with an improved design, tweaked multitasking for apps and a special Doze function which puts phones into deep sleep in order to improve battery life.
Samsung has added its own design changes to ensure things look much the same to last year’s Android Marshmallow.
The official rollout of Android Nougat on Samsung’s Galaxy phones is expected over the next few months.
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