Chinese manufacturer, ZTE, has announced it is preparing a new software user interface for its Axon 7 smartphone, bringing the device to Android 8.0 Oreo.
ZTE announced earlier in December that it was working on an update to Android 8.0 Oreo for the Axon 7. This new user interface could reduce some of the visual flair of ZTE’s current user interface and switch to a more stock-like design. For those customers with a preference for the stock look and feel, this is good news.
Unfortunately, at this juncture we do not have any additional information about what ‘Stock+’ means. ZTE’s announcement could also mean that the Axon 7 will contain minimal software bloat, which could keep the device performing solidly. This written, the smartphone was released in May of 2016 with flagship grade hardware: it is based around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip backed up by 4GB of RAM, containing a 5.5-inch QHD display. Nevertheless, with the device approaching two years old at the time of the expected software update, we would not expect the ZTE Axon 7 to receive any later versions of Android. Still, owners of the device should be happy with the raft of new features that will come with Android Oreo, including Picture-in-Picture, smart text selection, and notification dots.
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