Samsung has an application in the Galaxy App store that lets you download a beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat onto certain Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The beta program has been out for a little while now and users are already running on it (if one of the lucky ones to get it), which is nice and it’s supposedly pretty stable too. One U.S based carrier has fully stopped supporting the program as a message was sent out to those in the program.
The message folks are receiving is:
Dear Customers, Verizon will stay on the original software for the remainder of this trial. Beta trial users will be upgraded to the commercial N release when it is available early next year. Thanks, Galaxy Beta Program Team
This isn’t the first time Big Red has stopped from happening while on their network or services, and it definitely won’t be the last. This isn’t the first time it’s happened with Samsung devices when Samsung is offering their own services to their own handsets. Take the Note5 Write On PDF for instance which gives Note5 owners the ability to write/edit/sign PDF forms and send it off somewhere — Verizon shut that down until March of this year thanks to the Android Marshmallow update.
There’s no news of other carriers stopping support for the Samsung beta program as of yet. If you’re using either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge on Verizon, are you running on Android 7.0 Nougat beta? If so, let us know how it is. What are your thoughts about Verizon not supporting the beta anymore? Let us know by dropping your comments down below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.[button link=”http://www.androidauthority.com/verizon-nougat-beta-galaxy-s7-edge-734387/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Android Authority[/button]
Last Updated on December 7, 2016.