Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android 7.0 Nougat Beta has no Gear VR Support

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

The Galaxy Beta Program for Android 7.0 Nougat is still very young and in fact, it only takes in users of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

While many Galaxy S7 users might be excited that the program is pulling the release of the new Android 7.0 Nougat to the devices closer, the latest news might not be welcomed by those who are already taken away by the latest virtual reality craze.

Apparently, the latest Android 7.0 Nougat beta for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge has no support for Samsung’s Gear VR headset. Of course, the Oculus app is there, but when you try to bring it up on a Galaxy S7 device running the latest Nougat beta version, a “Network error occurred. Try again later” message pops up. Like the message says, there is no current support for Gear VR, but you can try it a later time, probably with the next beta version the company will release. This is because it is highly unlikely that the tech giant will come in with an update that will fix the error when the OS is still in beta, but everything should be OK when the stable version gets out.

If you already own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge alongside the Gear VR, you might think twice before migrating to Android 7.0 Nougat beta. Unless you are fine without the VR experiences, better stay with Android Marshmallow, at least for now. For those who had already made the switch, the Galaxy Beta Program app will let you de-register from Android 7.0 Nougat beta and back to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.Samsung Gear VR


This is not strange as far as beta software versions are concerned. Like others, the latest Android 7.0 Nougat beta is expected to come with such errors – all of which should be fixed before the release of the stable version. Speaking of the stable version, Samsung has not yet set a definite date for the release of this OS, but with how things are moving, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users should start receiving the OTA update as from mid-December onwards.

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