ZTE Axon 7 receiving Android Nougat update, Daydream support included


If you’ve picked up a ZTE Axon 7 to use on T-Mobile, you’ll be pleased to learn that a major update is now making its way to your device.

ZTE announced today that it’s now pushing Android Nougat to the Axon 7. The update includes features like the ability to run two apps side-by-side, improved Doze mode battery savings, and more emoji. Also included is support for Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform, a feature that few other phones currently offer.

Also making its way to the ZTE Axon 7 is Hiya integration. With this feature, the Axon 7 will support caller ID and spam protection using Hiya’s data set, which the company says includes more than 1.5 billion active mobile and landline phone numbers from around the world.

This is a pretty significant update for ZTE’s Axon 7 that adds several major features to the affordable Android device, so if you’ve got an Axon 7, keep an eye out for this update over the coming days.

In other Axon 7 news, ZTE previously said that it planned to update the Axon 7 with support for T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling. I asked when that feature will be coming, but ZTE has no news to share at this time.

Source: ZTE

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  • Tanner B. Harman

    No WiFi calling. That is very frustrating.

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Supposedly WiFi calling is working in the LineageOS build, so ZTE not getting it working is a real head-scratcher.

    • stishma

      Fairly ignorant about builds and such. What device is that build on?

    • Brian Balogh

      After reading so many negative comments and bug reports about Nougat over on the ZTE boards, I think I might just bite the bullet and make the jump to Lineage. The lack of WiFi Calling in the official release is so disappointing. But now that you say Lineage has it, I’m all for Lineage now. Could you post or link me to proof Lineage has T-Mobile WiFi Calling?

  • Guest

    I would like to know about Sony Xperia phones, like the XZ which was the most sold flagship in Q4 globally, or the XA that is in sale this week.

    Are those T-Mobile compatible?

  • samsung freud

    I just picked up an axon 7 friday, I’m pleasantly amused with it.
    Still learning about this device and can’t wait for the nougat update

  • Paul Garrison

    This is the type of phone T-Mobile should carry. This is on the middle for as price and has really good specs.

    • Acdc1a

      Getting ZTE to wholesale their “cheap” flagship is what the challenge in that would be.

    • samsung freud

      I tend to disagree, if T-mobile carried it I suspect it would be loaded with all the bloatware that people complain about and probably cost more.

  • J.J.

    Servers may be stressed. It’s been an hour and only at 25% downloaded. Rrrr!

    • samsung freud

      Yes, my download for the 1.81GB file took upwards of 4 hours to download.
      I called to verify that my work AP’s supported 802.11ac, (they do) and watched
      the download slow down to a crawl and speed up.

      Looks good so far, I haven’t tried all the new stuff, i did notice a quicker boot up time.
      I just wish it had a stylus!
      anyone else notice any performance improvements?

      • J.J.

        It’s on my wife’s phone so have not got to mess with it yet but excited to see zte coming through with nougat!

      • beachtrax

        I noticed the camera focuses faster. Also the fingerprint reader is faster and much more accurate.

  • Alex Pilaia

    Just received my Update. 1.81GB.