Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Android Nougat for ZTE Axon 7 brings Daydream VR platform support

ZTE's Axon 7 flagship is being updated to Android Nougat, and the update brings with it support for Google Daydream compatibility. This means you can now use the Axon 7 smartphone with Google's Daydream VR headset and play games or watch movies.

Apart from ZTE Axon 7 Google's Daydream VR platform is compatible with  Pixel, Pixel XL, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and Asus' ZenFone AR. Axon 7 is the most affordable Daydream VR enabled smartphone of the lot.

The Nougat update for Axon 7 will also add new features like multi-window support, giving users the ability to run apps side by side, new emoji s, customizable quick settings tiles and more, along with Google's December security patch. The update is currently rolling out in the US.

Here's the full list of new features:
  • Android OS Upgraded from 6.0.1 to 7.0
  • Axon 7 2017U is Now Daydream Ready! Get a Daydream View to experience VR today.
  • Camera RAW Implemented in Manual Mode and Enhanced Auto-Focus for Camera.
  • Google Security Patch Updated to December 2016
  • Various Device Stability and Security Improvements.
  • Hiya Caller ID/Blocking added to default dialer.
  • Miscellaneous Performance Improvements and other Enhancements.
  • NOTE: Manual Restart Required After Upgrading.
To refresh, Axon 7 is ZTE's premium flagship offering, which was launched back in May last year, boasting top-of-the line specs like 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 20MP f/1.8 PDAF OIS rear camera, 8MP front camera, hybrid dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, USB Type-C, NFC, fingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos and 3250mAh battery. The Axon 7 is yet to land in India.


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