ZTE States the Axon 7 Android Oreo Upgrade in Development

Good news for those of you who have the ZTE Axon 7 phone.  The company has taken to their support forums to let users know that the Android Oreo update for the device is “just around the corner”.

William Guo of ZTE posted in the company’s support forums for the 5.5″ phone that the Oreo update is now in development and that they are working on perfecting it before releasing it.

We are announcing  now that we are already developing android 8 for the Axon 7, your positive feedback has been inspiring us a lot and made us very happy and because of this we try to get it customer ready as soon as  possible for the best customers in the world, and I ask for your understanding because we still need some time to perfect it.

With no definite timeline given, it could still be several months before Axon 7 owners see the update – but at least you know it is coming at some point.

The ZTE Axon 7 has done well overall for the company.  The $449 5.5″ phone sports a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.  It has a 20MP rear camera, fingerprint sensor and supports Quick Charge 3.0 tech to charge the 3250mAh battery.

As has been well documented, the Oreo rollout has been painfully slow for most manufactures but it is progressing.  This confirmation from ZTE is particularly good news as this phone started life with Android Marshmallow and was upgraded to Android Nougat.  Oreo will likely be the last major update for the phone but it is good to see the two major updates stance from ZTE.