Recently we talked about how the ZTE Axon 7 was an excellent terminal in relation quality price for the sales that had been taking since its launch just over a year ago. It was not very clear that I would receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo but it seems that it will finally be like that, we do not know the date but the official communication that they have made from the company has also left us with a very pleasant surprise.
The Chinese company has announced in its forums that the update for ZTE Axon 7 is “just around the corner”. Without further details, we do not know if this expression refers to here at the end of the year or we will have to wait a little longer. The most surprising thing about the release is that they have dropped that they could get rid of MiFavor and bring us a more pure Android in the style of Pixel or even directly AOSP with a few additional applications.
MyFavor has never shone in front of other layers of software from the manufacturers. It is not a bad option but it did not offer anything remarkable either. As we saw in our analysis had many restrictions when it comes to customize and also installed a lot of invasive software. Bad combination for any Android smartphone.
The communication of ZTE on the abandonment of MiFavor for a purer Android, which does not necessarily have to be like a Pixel, has been somewhat ambiguous and for lack of more details or screenshots it is difficult to get used to the idea of what is preparing The Chinese manufacturer. We also do not know if the feedback from your community will have been crucial for that abandonment.
For lack of more information, hopefully take advantage of the update and introduce enough changes to be compatible with Project Treble and enjoy some more Android update. Who knows, today for example we have known that the Huawei Mate 10 will incorporate it and have already managed to run an AOSP ROM in this terminal. We will keep you informed when the update begins to arrive through OTA, we hope that sooner rather than later.