Verizon Quit Samsung’s Nougat Beta, What Does This Mean?
The U.S. based network provider Verizon, recently left Samsung’s Android Beta Program for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. This information is rather important because it hints that Verizon might be ready to roll out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system to their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices, but the network carrier has yet to confirm if the speculations are true.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners that bought their devices through Verizon and were enrolled in Samsung’s Android Beta Program should know that their handsets will be automatically downgraded back to the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and they have to wait until Verizon makes the Nougat OS public once again.
Tech experts are expecting that Samsung’s flagship devices will receive the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system before 2016 ends and also that the update will be first rolled out to unlocked variants of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The ones who will have to wait a bit more are users that have bought their devices through carrier channels, because network carriers such as Verizon are known to always delay major updates like this. The reason why the company is always pushing the date for big updates like this one is because they want to test them out completely for bugs and security vulnerabilities before they make them available to the public. With that being said, we can expect Verizon to probably roll out the complete Nougat experience during 2017, all we can do is hope that it’s in the first quarter of 2017. On another note, Samsung recently opened up their third Nougat beta and owners of unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices can sign up right now and they will get access to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and Samsung Pass.