While ZTE Axon 7 continues to be among the smartphone market’s beasts in terms of top-of-the-line specs with a price tag that does not break the bank, the handset remains shackled to the legacy Android 6.0 Marshmallow. If you’re proudly rocking the ZTE Axon 7 and have been eagerly awaiting the Android Nougat update– you’d better get comfortable.
According to a tweet from ZTE Mobile Germany, the Axon 7 is now slated to receive the next-generation Android 7.0 Nougat in January 2017. Here’s hoping it turns out to be Android 7.1 instead by the time it comes out in January.
Though January release date may sound late, but it’s still a commendable job by ZTE. For those uninitiated, the Nexus/Pixel phones have limited time for Nougat exclusiveness over Non-Google branded phones. As of now, except LG no other OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) have released the Nougat update to their devices.
There’s no gaurantee however that Axon 7 devices in other parts of the world except Germany will recieve the updates at the same time but it seems like a safe bet to assume so, a few days here or thereis always a possibility.
By announcing release date, ZTE has ensured their fans have something to cheer about the new-year. ZTE has been pushing timely security update patches every month for the Axon 7 and is looking to be the Nexus replacement the Pixel couldn’t be.
In a related development, ZTE is reportedly working on a new budget device code-named BV0800, which is said to come with Android Nougat out-of-the-box. It is expected to sport a 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display and come with a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Adreno 505 graphics engine, 3GB RAM and 32GB in-built storage. It is also said to house a 12MP with 4K video recording capability and an equally superior 12MP front shooter.
If you have the ZTE Axon 7, are you happy about the January update? Are you disappointed that it wouldn’t happen until 2017?