The ZTE Axon 7 was last year's affordable Android surprise that we liked, and for 2017, it's adding a new tricks to the reasonably priced package.
Android 7.0 Nougat can be downloaded to the ZTE Axon 7 starting today, and it brings changes to the phone's interface and battery efficiency.
You can now run two apps side-by-side in split-screen mode and access a new set emojis, all while using less battery life than before, according to ZTE.
The best part about this overdue Android update is that all ZTE Axon 7 phones are unlocked. There's no need to wait for your carrier to start using it.
Google Daydream and caller ID features
Today's Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade also means that the Axon 7 now supports the Google Daydream View headset for VR games, movies and experiences.
ZTE is making good on its promise of having 'the first Daydream-ready phone' – which is technically still true.
Even better, everyone in the US gets a third perk: caller ID and phone SPAM protection services integrated right into the phone's main interface.
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