Samsung has allowed S7 and S7 edge owners who were enrolled in its beta program to check out Android Nougat and test for potential flaws and bugs before the official build will hit the devices at the end of 2016. Not so fortunate are devices which are under Verizon. Big Red announced that the two smartphones will be receiving the Nougat later in early 2017.
The saddening news was announced via the Galaxy Beta. It stated that Verizon will perform under the original software. These announcements state that Verizon is no longer endorsing the beta program and future Verizon customers will not be able to test future beta for Nougat issues on S models.
Beta testers that run under Verizon are to leave the program and downgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow or stay in the current beta version of Nougat. However, those who opt to stay in the beta trial will eventually get Nougat as stated by the Korean giant.
There is an unknown motive behind Verizon’s delay but it doesn’t come as a surprise at all. For instance, the Galaxy S5 users that ran under Verizon were not allowed to make use of the Download Booster feature update. This software allowed users to download files that have more than 30MB in size faster via Wi-Fi or Mobile Data connections.
Another feature blocked by Verizon is the Write on PDF while using the Galaxy Note 5. The same problem was encountered with the cancelled Galaxy Note 7 as the Samsung Cloud Storage feature was not in display which forced users to use an app to have it available within the software.
Those who own Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that are not under Verizon don’t need to worry about the update, provided that they have an active Samsung account and have the Galaxy Beta Program app installed on their device.