ZTE Axon 7 now getting Android Nougat update with Daydream VR support

Posted February 09, 2017

The Android 7.0 Nougat update is expected to bring new features and updates including new Doze mode, multi-window feature, enhanced notification, and more.

ZTE's Axon 7 was one of the most popular "affordable flagships" of 2016 for good reasons.

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In addition, ZTE is teaming up with a company called Hiya to provide caller ID and spam protection in Nougat for the Axon 7.

Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, and OnePlus also get their device upgraded to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat together with the security patch from Android. Others members of this select club are the Pixels, the Moto Z, ASUS ZenFone AR and Huawei's Mate 9 Pro and Mate 9 Porsche Design. The Axon 7 will now offer Hiya's services at the system level, instead of requiring users install a third-party application as is typically the case.

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"The rise of robocalls is staggering, with more than 10 billion of these calls made to USA phones in 2016 alone, and complaints to the FTC up almost 30 percent since a year ago", says CEO and founder of Hiya, Alex Algard. They can also block unwanted callers and select an auto-blocking feature that keeps known scam numbers from getting through to a user's phone. ZTE claims it's the first manufacturer to provide free caller ID and spam protection for users in the US.

Axon 7 2017U is Now Daydream Ready!.

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The update is being released as an over the air update some time today, you can check to see iof it is available for your handset from the settings menu.