ZTE Axon 7 gets Android Oreo beta update with ‘near-stock’ UI


The ZTE Axon 7 isn’t officially sold by T-Mobile, but the device has gotten some nice T-Mo features like VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. Now ZTE’s got some exciting news for anyone using the Axon 7 on T-Mobile.

ZTE is kicking off an Android Oreo beta for the Axon 7. To register for the beta, you’ll need to visit ZTE’s Z-Community forums.

The Oreo update for the Axon 7 will be “near-stock,” says ZTE, as that feature was requested by users. Here are the other goodies that’ll be included with the ZTE Axon 7’s update to Android Oreo:

  • Improved battery life
  • View two apps at once through picture-in-picture (PiP) mode
  • Google Play Protect, which scans over 50 billion apps per day to ensure your device is safe
  • Notification dots to quickly see what’s new
  • Faster boot speed when powering on the device
  • Android Instant apps, allowing users to get into apps without having to install
  • Minimized background activity in the applications used least
  • Autofill, which, with user permission, remembers logins to important apps

This sounds like a big update for the ZTE Axon 7, which is nearing its second birthday, and it’s sure to please anyone that’s using the Axon 7 as their daily driver. Hopefully the beta period is a short one so that all Axon 7 owners can sink their teeth into an Oreo treat.

Source: ZTE

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  • tj johnson

    Good job ZTE on the continuing support on this flagship

  • Alex Pilaia

    I love this phone. Not only did it come with 2 year Manufacturer’s warranty (Take that Samdung, Apple, and LG), but ZTE continues to ride behind its best Flagship. I honestly expect Android Oreo to be the final Major release for the Axon 7, but ZTE should still follow up with security patches for the phone. Now if only ZTE would give its loyal Axon 7 customers 1/2 off the price of the Axon 9 when it comes out (with trade in of coarse) then I would be a 100% happy customer. :)

    • George Salcedo

      It’s too bad the Axon 7 mini wasn’t as good quality in regards to smoothness. LG devices actually come with a two year warranty now by the way.


    Sadly my wife’s newer V20 will remain stuck on 7.0N.

  • Gordon

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