ZTE Axon 7 Android Nougat update coming soon with Google Daydream support

ZTE Axon 7 Android Nougat update coming soon with Google Daydream support
It's press day here at CES 2017, and while the show floor might not open until tomorrow, lots of announcements have been taking place today. We've seen a heap of appliances and TVs get the limelight, but among all of that, there's been a bit of mobile news that's broken through the noise as well. ZTE just wrapped up their own press event, and the two stars of the show were that of the Blade V8 Pro and the Hawkeye. However, along with those two new handsets, ZTE also took some time to talk about their most popular phone of 2016 - the Axon 7.

The Axon 7 is ZTE's flagship smartphone line, and it's easily one of the best ways to spend $400 on a smartphone in early 2017. It's built like a tank, has a speedy processor, a capable camera, and is a superb option for a smartphone if you're looking for something with a big focus on audio. The phone shipped with and is currently running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but ZTE has just announced that an update to Android 7.0 Nougat is in tow.

The company simply said that the Nougat update is "coming soon", but along with the standard heap of features and improvements that Android Nougat typically brings, its arrival on the ZTE Axon 7 will also introduce support for Google Daydream on the smartphone. The Axon 7 boasts a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED display and the Snapdragon 820 processor, so virtual reality experiences on the phone should look and run great.

There's currently no exact word as to when the Android Nougat update will be hitting the Axon 7, but seeing as how ZTE opened up a beta program in the US for the new software back in December of 2016, we're guessing that it shouldn't take too much longer until the final release gets here.

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Axon 7
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3250 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

"...and it's easily one of the best ways to spend $400 on a smartphone in early 2017." How on earth would PA know? You never bothered to review it.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn.........shots fired!

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Lol there's no consistency with PA... Praising the quality of a device they didn't even review in the first place. Just like in the PhoneArena 2016 awards article, PA awarded the Gear S3 the best smartwatch, yet the Gear S3 got a lower score than the Apple Watch 2 in PA's review! If the Gear S3 was indeed the best smartwatch, then why didn't it score higher than the Apple Watch 2 in the review? No consistency.

6. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

L O L ! Didn't know about this until now... That is pretty hilarious!

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It really is! PA doesn't seize to wonder me.

5. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015


4. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

VR even on the Galaxy S6 was not that great in terms of detail, not that the more expensive options are a lot better. VR on 5.5" displays doesn't really interest me and I wouldn't recommend it considering my experience with the S7 Edge.

7. sun0066

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

I have it 6gb ram 128 gb ROM ant I can say the phone is amazing ,except for the camera focus that is a little slow ,otherwise great

9. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

how's this phone holding up for those that bought it?

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