ZTE Axon 7 expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in April 2018


ZTE confirmed earlier this week it will provide Axon 7 owners with an Android 8.0 Oreo update at some point in the future. The Chinese company has already stopped Axon 7 production, which made us believe the high-end smartphone won't be getting any major Android OS updates going forward.

ZTE's announcement is a nice surprise for those who spent a small fortune to purchase the company's flagship. Now, as far as the exact release date of the promised Android 8.0 Oreo update, ZTE Germany made some comments on the matter.

Apparently, Android 8.0 Oreo for ZTE Axon 7 won't be available until April 2018. ZTE Germany also mentioned the update will include the so-called “Stock+ UI,” which means the Chinese handset maker might be willing to drop any bloatware that was part of the company previous UIs.

Ironically, by the time ZTE Axon 7 will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update, the smartphone will be two years old, thus surpassing the time limit for major Android updates.

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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)

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8 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

Kinda...late

5. ecksdee

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 30, 2017

The update for the A2017U is rumored to be out before 2018. Thr LineageOS dev has been told this from inside. A2017G updates have always been slower, really... But as long as they push an A2017U update any Axon 7 can get it installed

2. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I had this phone for a while. The display and sound were excellent. The sound seriously best in a any phone. The software was just ok. The battery life was bad. Really horrible. That and the non backlit keys.

4. ecksdee

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 30, 2017

well it's sort of random, battery life is as bad as 1h of standby time for some, and for others it's easy to get 10h SOT. But it's a pity, because you could've solved that with a reinstall of the system, which is not at all risky. Usually a MiFlash package solves the battery problems I could get 7h SOT on Resurrection Remix, and now I'm on stock with 5h SOT (not even a custom kernel, just stock).

6. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

For the short time I used one, the battery life was decent - definitely better than the S7 Edge I replaced it with. But at the tine, it just didn't work well on Verizon, so I gave it to my son. The display was good, the sound was excellent. But just over a year after I bought it, it got really hot in my son's hand (he could feel it through the slim case), shut down and died. Wouldn't charge or turn on. I just found out it carries a two year warranty. We'll see if they honor it or try to claim it was water damage or misuse.

7. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Happy Christmas Eve....

8. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

What a joke

10. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

At least ZTE was updating its phone to Oreo, unlike other Chinese OEMs which did not support their flagship phones for update even if it's still within the 2 years period.

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