Good news for those of you who have the ZTE Axon 7, Android Oreo is now in beta for your phone. The Chinese manufacture quietly began rolling out a beta program for the latest version of Oreo over the weekend, with select users being able to opt into the program. While no official timeline was given on when an official Oreo build will come out for the 2016 flagship phone, which actually launched with Marshmallow at the time.
In the ZTE forums, there is a screenshot of the Axon 7 running Oreo with the notice that it is in the first round of beta testing. Again, how many cycles there will be on the beta test is unclear.
ZTE committed shortly after the release of Android Oreo that the ZTE Axon 7 lineup, including the 7s and Mini, would be getting updated to the new build of Android. But ZTE doesn’t have the best reputation of following through on things like this which makes this news especially welcome.
There isn’t much known on what is in the new build outside of it having the January Android Security Update patch included.
If you have an Axon 7, the beta is closed to a select number of users. If you are selected, you should get an email notification to opt-in to join the beta program.