ZTE just announced that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Axon 7 will be pushed out, and along with it will come Google’s Daydream VR certification, as well as a special partnership with the Hiya on caller recognition.
This update makes the Axon 7 the cheapest smartphone with Daydream support, as the others on the list include the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Pixel and Pixel XL. The ZTE Axon 7 gains a slew of Nougat features with the update. ZTE already has a mostly stock Android version running on the Axon 7, so you will see plenty of changes when Nougat is available for your device. This includes the things like multi-window, enhanced Doze and expandable notifications. There is plenty to love about the update to Android Nougat.
The other extra that Nougat brings is Google’s Daydream VR certificate, and making the Axon 7 one of the first non-Google phones to be able to take full advantage of Google’s Daydream View virtual reality head gear for an immersive audio and visual experience without breaking the bank. The partnership with the Hiya is also not one to stay on the backburner – the company is one of the leading providers of caller ID and phone spam protection, so your ZTE Axon 7 will now make you separate grain from chaff in caller identification much easier. Excited yet? Do tell in the comments, cite what you liked the most in the new Nougat update for the Axon 7 when you get it.
The Axon 7 has a Quad HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. With support for Daydream, you will now be able to pick up the Daydream View and watch videos in 360-degrees with apps like HBO GO and Hulu. But also play all kinds of games in virtual reality. While Daydream is not the most powerful VR platform, it’s pretty easy to use, and offers a great experience. And it is definitely cheaper than picking up the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or the PlayStation VR from Sony.