Thursday , April 27 2017

ZTE Australia shares timeline for Android Nougat update


After ZTE US announced the Android Nougat update would begin rolling out to North American handsets earlier this month, ZTE Australia has shared more specific details on the Nougat rollout for Australian owners.

The bad news is, it’s not starting right away, but the good news is it’s happening soon. ZTE will first be rolling out a firmware update (B10) to Axon 7 owners to prepare the way for the Nougat update. For Axon 7 owners, the countdown is on, with ZTE Australia advising this B10 update will begin rolling out in the next 12 – 48 hours.

The Nougat update for the Axon 7 will be a two part process, with ZTE delivering the Android 7.0 soon after final testing of the software, that includes all the Australian specific radio and software updates is completed at the end of February. This update may not be delivered as a Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update, possibly requiring owners to load the update on their SD card – ZTE Australia has advised they are still confirming this.

Android 7.1, which enables Daydream compatibility for the Axon 7 will be coming soon after the 7.0 update, with ZTE Australia advising that the Android 7.1 will be released in March.

If you’re an Axon 7 owner, the updates will be coming thick and fast in the coming weeks, so hold tight Nougat is coming

 

Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.

  • Palo Verde

    ZTE Australia have appalling Customer service after sales and even pre sales, I made a query about the AXON 7 Mini 2 months back emailed twice, no respond to date, not even a “Thank you for your email”
    Then after sales just few days after sales as a matter of fact, the support number is a button pushing exercise,try it if you don’t believe me. Finally when a live person talks, he cannot even answer the question and had to direct me to write an email, so what’s the point in calling when all you want is for customers to write in repeating the same story but in writing.
    Stick to big brands at least they have decent customer services.
    ZTE fail to understand it’s not just specs and value, it’s also support, customer service, how your staff interact how soon you respond to your customer, if at all, and how knowledgeable your staff you put out to face the public.

    • WAusJackBauer

      Really? Their staff must’ve changed.

      I asked a question on their facebook page and I got THE most detailed response I’ve ever had from customer service, was great.

    • jjcoolaus

      If you didn’t even receive a thanks for your e-mail then that suggests it has gone to an incorrect e-mail address that isn’t checked by humans.

      What happened when you picked up the phone and called ZTE to confirm the e-mail is the right one?

      Social media channels, rather than e-mail, is a much better way to reach out to companies pre/post sales

      Try facebook/twitter instead

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  • Pickett

    Any news on this update? anyone received it?

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