ZTE Axon 7's Android Nougat update is delayed, but should be released this quarter

A couple of months back, ZTE said that its Axon 7 smartphone would be updated to Android 7 Nougat this January. Unfortunately, the company is now backtracking on its statement.

According to ZTE Germany (which made the initial statement), the Nougat update is being delayed "a little" because, in its current state, the software on the Axon 7 does not meet "quality requirements." The company says the update should be released before the end of this quarter, so it may arrive as late as March.

ZTE recently opened a Nougat beta program for Axon 7 users in the US, but it's no longer accepting registrations. Thus, even if you'd be willing to test a beta version of Nougat, you still have to wait until ZTE pushes the update to everyone. On the bright side, the update will include Google Daydream support, which likely means you'll get Android 7.1.1 directly, not Android 7.0.

source: ZTE Germany (Facebook) via Reddit

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Axon 7
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3250 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo ZTE MiFavor UI


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