Android 7.0 Nougat update lands for the ZTE Axon 7, makes Daydream VR affordable

Android 7.0 Nougat update lands for the ZTE Axon 7, along with Daydream VR certification
ZTE just announced that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Axon 7 will be pushed out today, and along with it will come Google's Daydream VR certification, as well as a special partnership with Hiya on caller recognition. The Axon 7 is one of the most sought after unlocked phones in the US, as it offers a great value for the money that ZTE is asking for it, and has garnered quite a few customers already, who will be delighted to learn that theirs will be one of the first handsets to get Nougat this side of Google's Pixel phones.

Needless to say, this comparatively rapid update schedule is due to the fact that the Axon 7 already runs on near-stock Android, and is not tangled in carrier offerings, which simplifies the process significantly. With Nougat you will now be able to run two apps in a split-screen mode, prolong standby battery life with the enhanced Doze mode, and, last but no least, gain access to a world of new emoji packs.

The other extra that Nougat brings is Google's Daydream VR certificate, making the Axon 7 one of the first non-Google phones to be able to take full advantage of Google's Daydream View virtual reality head gear for an immersive audio and visual experience without breaking the bank. The partnership with Hiya is also not one to stay on the backburner - the company is one of the leading providers of caller ID and phone spam protection, so your Axon 7 will now make you separate grain from chaff in caller identification much easier. Excited yet? Do tell in the comments, and cite what you liked the most in the new Nougat update for the Axon 7 when you get it.

Android Nougat and Daydream by Google Available Now for the ZTE Axon 7

The Axon 7 becomes the most affordable Daydream-ready phone in the U.S.

Richardson, Texas —February 7, 2017—ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market,* today announced that both Android Nougat and Daydream are available now for its award-winning Axon 7 smartphone. With these updates, the ZTE Axon 7 continues to deliver the best value of any flagship smartphone on the market today.

“Delivering Android Nougat for the Axon 7 provides consumers with an enhanced experience and greater value when purchasing this flagship device,” said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “Also, with Daydream certification, consumers are now able to have an immersive VR experience at a price they can afford when paired with the Daydream View headset.” The release of Android N provides Axon 7 users with the ability to personalize the device like never before. With added capabilities at their fingertips such as the ability to run two apps side by side, save battery power while on the go, and express themselves through added emojis, Axon 7 continues to provide a flagship experience at a price that is unbeatable.

As one of the first companies to support Daydream, Google’s platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality, the Axon 7 is now Daydream-ready. With its powerful audio and visual capabilities, the Axon 7 provides an immersive VR experience and is the most affordable Daydream-ready phone in the US. Since the Axon 7 launched in the US in July 2016, members of Z-Community have helped provide insight into what consumers want to see updated in the device. For a full list of phone specifications and features visit

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