ZTE is definitely leading the game right now. Its Axon 7 device has become one of the first device, outside of the Google-branded devices, to gain entry into Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The smartphone manufacturer announced the update rollout through its US blog and disclosed the kind of enhancements that would be coming with the new software.

ZTE revealed that the new update had upgraded and optimized the Axon 7’s Daydream VR capabilities. It looks like this device has beaten the Nexus 6P as the Daydream VR capabilities are actually absent in Google’s own Nexus 6P, even though it has Nougat.

Aside that, the Nougat update allows Axon 7 owners on T-Mobile to send and receive calls and text messages over Wi-Fi. That’s not all – the update also includes Google’s security patches for February along with a couple of “miscellaneous” upgrades.

Although this isn’t revolutionary changes, it is still impressive how fast ZTE has brought the latest Nougat version to the Axon 7 – despite the fact that it was just updated to Android 7.0 Nougat from Android 6.0 Marshmallow a little over a month ago.

If you haven’t received the latest update, ZTE advises users to visit the Axon 7’s Settings>System Update page to manually download the new software.

1 Comment

Don Gateley · March 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm

If only they would produce a nice soft HMD like Google offers (with an NFC chip) but able to handle the Axon 7’s larger 5.5 in” screen. Some optics adjustability like IPD and focus would be the icing on the cake.

The one Google makes is just too small for it and the latch presses on the power button. For reasons I simply cannot fathom as an engineer if you turn the phone 180 degrees so that the power switch is unencumbered the pointer then points behind you instead of in front of you.

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