Feb 14 AT 12:29 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

ZTE opens Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Axon 7


The ZTE Axon 7 is the companies flagship phone, but it’s still stuck on Android 7.0 Nougat. Thankfully ZTE is working to fix this by opening a beta test for the latest Android 8.0 Oreo software.

The beta build is a near stock version of Android with improvements like Picture-in-Picture mode, notification dots, improved battery life, autofill for app passwords, and more.

If you’re interested in testing out the latest software for the Axon 7, head to the ZTE community page to find instructions. But remember, as a beta tester you should be reporting bugs and giving info to the company! Your input will help build a better and more stable official update.

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ZTE USA Announces Android Oreo Beta Program is Now Open for Axon 7 on Z-Community

Listening to consumers, the Axon 7 will incorporate near-stock Android Oreo

Richardson, Texas – February 14, 2018 – ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S.*, today announced that it has open its Android Oreo beta program for its flagship smartphone, Axon 7. Consumers can register to be one of the first to experience Axon 7 with Android O through Z-Community, ZTE’s online and offline community for fans, at https://community.zteusa.com/categories/beta-lab.

“At ZTE, we listen to our consumers and one of their requests was to get Android O on the Axon 7, and we are excited to make it happen,” said Jeff Yee, VP of Product Marketing and Strategy at ZTE Mobile Devices. “Z-Community continues to grow and is one of the channels we get direct feedback from consumers on our devices. I urge those who are interested to register and be a part of the community so their voice can be heard.”

The upcoming release to Android Oreo for the Axon 7 will implement near-stock Android, a request voiced by consumers.  With the addition of Oreo comes the following features and more:

  • Improved battery life
  • View two apps at once through picture-in-picture (PiP) mode
  • Google Play Protect, which scans over 50 billion apps per day to ensure your device is safe
  • Notification dots to quickly see what’s new
  • Faster boot speed when powering on the device
  • Android Instant apps, allowing users to get into apps without having to install
  • Minimized background activity in the applications used least
  • Autofill, which, with user permission, remembers logins to important apps

Originally announced with Android Marshmallow, the Axon 7 has been upgraded to Android Nougat and soon to Android Oreo. Taking feedback directly from consumers, ZTE continues to update the Axon 7 with what consumers want, value and use.

To register for beta testing and to learn more about Z-Community, visit https://community.zteusa.com/.

For more information on Axon 7 and ZTE USA, visit https://www.zteusa.com/axon7.

*Counterpoint, Q3 2017


ZTE USA (www.zteusa.com), headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a global provider of mobile devices, telecommunication systems, and enterprise solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communication technology accessible to all. ZTE is ranked by independent industry analysts as the fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices in the U.S. overall, and second-largest supplier of prepaid devices.

Visit ZTE USA at www.zteusa.com on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ztedevice, Twitter https://twitter.com/zteusa, and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/zteusa.

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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