ZTE recently confirmed that Android Nougat will be coming to the Axon 7 flagship alongside bringing support for Google Daydream VR platform.
While this was expected for such a flagship handset, there are a huge number of ZTE smartphone owners out there who are still in limbo as far as the release date of Android Nougat on their devices is concerned. Well, we have some updates on this matter.
As noted earlier, ZTE Axon 7 will be updated to Android Nougat this month or at least this Q1 2017. However, fresh reports claim that the Axon 7 Mini could stick with Android Marshmallow considering that it is a budget version of the flagship. Still, this is not the final say as ZTE has not yet confirmed any of these. Furthermore, those using older ZTE Axon handsets might not stand a chance to use the new Android Nougat OS, especially since ZTE prefers rolling out new devices with a new OS out of the box rather than work itself out on updating old ones with new software.
A new ZTE Blade V8 Pro has just been launched with Android Marshmallow out of the box. With the Blade V7 expected to receive Android Nougat in Q1 2017, it is possible that the V8 and V8 Pro will have received the update prior to this, probably this Q1 2017 or early Q2 2017. Other variants of the Blade V7 may have to do with Android Marshmallow, just as the likes of Blade V Plus, Blade X3, X5 and X9, Blade S6, S6 Plus and S7 among others.
If you own a ZTE Grand series handset, don’t get your hopes too high especially since it is only the Grand X Max 2 that uses Android Marshmallow. In fact, no Grand series handset will be receiving the Nougat treat, but the story could be different for the ZTE Nubia series led by the Nubia Z11. Apparently, this handset will be updated to Nougat in Q2 2017, however, it might never happen for the Z11 Max and Z11 Mini. The ZTE Zmax Pro may join the likes of Nubia Z11 and Blade V7 in receiving Android Nougat in Q2 2017, but most midrange and entry-level handsets from ZTE will be sticking on their current configurations.