Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users who are currently on the beta build of Android 7.0 Nougat will be getting an update soon. Although the company did not mention what the build will be, the confirmation comes on the same day Google released the second preview for Android 7.1 to its Nexus devices.
SamMobile reports that in a conversation with a Galaxy S7 user on the official Samsung Members application, the company confirmed that those in the beta program will get an updated version of the Android Nougat even before the OTA version is rolled out. It is possible that this may just be another firmware build for the Android 7.0 Nougat itself instead of the Android 7.1 which is currently only available in beta build to Nexus users.
This update is only for those users of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that are enrolled in the Galaxy Beta Program. The upgrade is likely to patch an array of issues reported by users, including a fix for a bug that results in a notification setting not functioning as intended.
The South Korean company, however, did not confirm when the beta build will start rolling out. Given that reports indicate the final OTA build of the Nougat will roll out to the two devices sometime in early 2017, this update should make its way in a couple of weeks before the year ends.
The company has also started developing the Android Nougat firmware for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and Tab S2 devices.