ZTE's Axon 7 has been pretty successful in the US, at least as far as any handset sold unlocked can claim to be. To appease owners who've been asking for an Oreo update for a while, the Chinese company announced back in December that the update would roll out this April. Not only that, but ZTE is giving up on its MiFavor UI in favor of something called Stock+.
And now you can beta test that purer interpretation of the OS if you want. ZTE is inviting owners of the A2017U version of the Axon 7 (running the current build B35) to apply for a spot in a new Preview Program. The first group will be selected based on their familiarity with Android, the company notes. Once the builds get more stable, more users will be invited.
If you're interested, simply go to the Source linked below and follow the instructions. Once you register, if you are selected, you will be contacted individually. Testing will happen in phases, and we're hoping it all goes well and everyone will benefit from the update in April.
I am interested
This was definitely a great phone for its time. Definitely a huge step up from the Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P in terms of hardware (software was on-parity). However, I found the VR functions mostly a gimmick. Wish they downgraded to a 1080p display to...
Better late than never, I guess. Clean updates >>>>>> Fast updates, though both clean and fast is never a bad thing.