After releasing the fifth beta version of Android Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the Korean tech giant has now issued an official statement confirming that the Galaxy Beta Program will be closed as from today, December 30, 2016.
This was expected given that Google has in the past only managed to release five beta versions of Android Nougat before coming in with the stable version. Now that Samsung has confirmed this to be the case for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, it remains to be seen when exactly the company will be pushing out the stable version of the same OS.
The good side of the story is that the tech giant also confirmed that it will do everything possible to make sure the official release of Android Nougat starts rolling out this coming January, but there was no mention of a specific date as to when this will be happening.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices have been taking part in the Nougat beta program for a while now and it was expected that the stable version will come out before this month comes to an end. However, the company did not manage this, but at least it has confirmed the stable version will be out this next month.
As from today henceforth, there won’t be any other Android Nougat beta versions for Samsung Galaxy S7 users. In addition, the tech giant has confirmed via the message that no individual feedback will be provided as far as the “Error report & Suggestion” are concerned, instead, everything will now be handled via the official community.
Samsung had promised that Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users will receive the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat instead of v7.0, but recent reports from Vodafone Australia claimed that this region’s handsets will be updated with the latter OS. Whether this will also be the case for other regions across the globe or not is still unknown, but hopefully, this won’t be the case, especially since the newer v7.1.1 comes in with fixes to issues found in v7.0 and improvements in performance, among other things.