A little more than a month after the ZTE Axon 7 was updated to Nougat, another major update is making its way to the device.
ZTE is now updating the Axon 7 to Android 7.1.1. One of the big new features is support for T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling, which will enable T-Mobile customers to send and receive texts and calls over Wi-Fi. The feature can come in handy if you find yourself with weak or no cellular coverage.
Here’s the full list of what’s included with the ZTE Axon 7’s update to Android 7.1.1:
- T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling support – T-Mobile Axon 7 users will now be able to send and receive both calls and text messages over Wi-Fi. Don’t have service in a certain area? Don’t miss a beat by connecting to a wireless network to continue talking and texting.
- More ways to communicate – With 7.1.1, Google made all its emojis gender-equal, representing a wider range of professions for both men and women – so now you can be the astronaut you always wanted. Plus, you gain the ability to send gifs directly from your keyboard on supported apps. Go ahead, express yourself!
- Daydream update & optimization – One of our favorite 2017 announcements was that the Axon 7 was finally Daydream-ready! With Android 7.1.1, we’re making your virtual reality even better by updating and optimizing your experience.
- Google security patches updates through Feb 2017 – Speaking of security, Google fixed all of its known vulnerabilities with 7.1.1. Sound boring? You may be right, but these patches are critical in keeping your information even more safe while sending emails, browsing the website, texting, or processing media files.
Also included are some various performance improvements and bug fixes.
So yeah, this is a significant update for the ZTE Axon 7. Nougat currently represents a small percentage of Android version usage, and an even smaller portion of that is on Android 7.1. The Axon 7 is now part of that percentage, and it’s good to see ZTE working hard to update its flagship to the latest versions of Android.
If you’ve got a ZTE Axon 7, you can check for your Android 7.1.1 update by going into Settings and then System Update.