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Verizon cancels the Galaxy Beta program for the S7 lineup

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android flagship on Verizon now out of the Galaxy Beta program
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Although the Android 7.0 Nougat beta test in the US is in full swing and the Galaxy S7 devices can take the new firmware for a spin, Verizon Wireless has decided to stop supporting the Galaxy Beta program from now on.

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Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are popular devices on Verizon Wireless, and these devices are expected to get the Android Nougat update quite soon. Unfortunately, those who own them and were part of the Galaxy Beta program until now will have to wait for the official firmware release, because Verizon Wireless has decided to pull out of it.

"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," says a recent announcement displayed in the Galaxy Beta app.

Verizon customers who were part of the program until now can choose to keep the current beta firmware or completely drop the program and return to the latest official update, which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The final Android Nougat release for their handsets will probably land in early 2017, but the date has not been made official yet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-12- 7 (Update: 2016-12- 7)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.