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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get second Nougat beta in Europe

Samsung has started rolling out its second Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Europe. The update promises to improve performance and stability, and fix an issue that caused the Facebook app to force close.

This release weighs in at just 92MB, and it comes a day after Samsung kicked off its Nougat beta in China. It’s available to those who have signed up for the Galaxy Beta Program, which is also available in the United States and South Korea.

If you already have the first Nougat beta installed on your device, you’ll get a notification when this update is available to download over-the-air. Although it doesn’t bring any major changes, it’s full of bug fixes and performance improvements.

That’s exactly what you want to see from new beta releases, and it’s promising that this update comes just a week after Samsung released the first beta. If it can continue improving its software this quickly, it shouldn’t be long before Nougat is available to all.

Beware of the bugs

It’s unclear if the second beta opens up Nougat to more Samsung devices, SamMobile says, so if you have a recent Galaxy phone, it might be worth checking if the Galaxy Beta Program is now available on your handset.

But before you jump in, bear in mind that beta releases often comes with bugs — particularly this early on — so you might end up with an unstable device. It’s a good idea to avoid installing beta software on your daily driver.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...