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