ZTE released Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update for ZTE Axon 7, mid-range smartphone priced at $400 capable to run Google Daydream VR. ZTE Axon 7 also include 5.50-inch AMOLED 2K display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard memory, 1.6-GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel front camera, 3250 mAh battery, 20-megapixel rear camera with dual Image Stabilization (OIS and EIS), sapphire crystal lens, and enhanced dual-LED flash.
Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update brings along split-screen multi-tasking capabilities, new emojis, battery saving features, fully integrated Hiya caller ID / blocking / spam detection app to default dialler, December Android security update, performance, security and stability improvements.
We’re excited to team up with Hiya to automatically protect our consumers from the nuisance of robocalls. Our Axon 7 is the first in the US to offer spam and scam protection along with a natively integrated caller ID solution for free because we are committed to protecting our consumers and giving them the best phone experience possible.
ZTE USA’s VP of Technology Planning and Partnerships, Jeff Yee said.
Read more at Gadgets360: ZTE Axon 7 Gets Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update, Becomes Cheapest Smartphone to Support Daydream VR
Delivering Android Nougat for the Axon 7 provides consumers with an enhanced experience and greater value when purchasing this flagship device. Also, with Daydream certification, consumers are now able to have an immersive VR experience at a price they can afford when paired with the Daydream View headset
Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA said.
While Daydream VR compatibility is being added to devices via Android Nougat OTA update, Google Assistant is expected to come to a broader range of devices with the next Android update called Android 8.0 or Android O.
Read more at International Business Times: ZTE Axon 7 Android Nougat Update Supports Google Daydream VR
Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update for ZTE Axon 7 changelog as follows:
- Android OS Upgraded from 6.0.1 to 7.0
- Axon 7 A2017U is Now Daydream Ready
- Camera RAW Implemented in Manual Mode and Enhanced Auto-Focus for Camera
- Google Security Patch Updated to December 2016
- Various Device Stability and Security Improvements
- Hiya Caller ID/Blocking added to default dialer
- Miscellaneous Performance Improvements and other Enhancements
Read more on XDA: ZTE Axon 7 Gets Android 7.0 Nougat Update with Daydream VR Support
Official Release at Business Wire: Android Nougat and Daydream by Google Available Now for the ZTE Axon 7