Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Support No Longer Works on Verizon
Whenever a new update is being developed, most developer initiate a beta phase before actually making the update available to the public. Samsung is no different, as it hosts a beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The goal of this program is to test and thin out bugs pertaining to newly arrived Android Nougat updates. While this pleases the crowds and is a good idea in general, it seems that not everyone is completely satisfied. Mobile carrier Verzion has announced that it will be ceasing Beta support for S7 and S7 Edge.
An official announcement from Verizon stated that owners of the two Galaxy devices which are also using Verizon will remain on the original software build until the end of the trial. Regardless of the motives behind this decision or the controversy it has the potential of sparking, Verizon saying no to Samsung’s Android Nougat Beta program means that users will have to either roll back to the Android 6.1 Marshmallow official firmware or maintain using the beta build for Nougat that there are currently on. Whenever Samsung will release a new update regarding the operating system, Verizon users will have no choice but to carry on using the older build.
While Verizon customers will not be able to any longer partake in the beta testing of new Android builds, the rest of the Samsung community can carry on unhindered by this decision, as this only affects those using Verizon. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge but use the services of a different mobile carrier, you are free to continue using the Beta program.
Even though Samsung’s Beta initiative will suffer a loss in members, the rest of the community will be more than capable of carrying on testing new firmware implementations so that all the other users can benefit from a cleaner OS.