Last month, ZTE Corporation updated its Axon 7 flagship smartphones with Android 7.0 Nougat, and now, the Axon 7 has become the first non-Google Android Phone to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

“Today we’re rolling out another update with additional improvements including an upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1.1 to give you the best of what Google can provide,” ZTE said in a blog post.

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat brings good news for T-Mobile users

Last summer, ZTE, ranked number one on the latest annual list of the World Intellectual Property Organization patent applications, released its Axon 7 flagship, and spent almost half of last year testing Android 7.0 Nougat. The update finally came in February. When Android Central asked ZTE representative about the delay, he replied that the engineers needed to get Daydream support correct and did not want to launch the software with an imperfect virtual reality experience.

Last month, Android 7.0 Nougat brought several new features to the smartphone, including support for the Google Daydream platform. Now, with Android 7.1.1 Nougat – the most recent version of Android — Google is pushing things a little further, like with Wi-Fi Calling to some users.

With Android 7.1.1 Nougat, users on the T-Mobile network will be able use the Wi-Fi calling feature. T-Mobile users will also be able to receive calls and send messages over Wi-Fi through this update.  In addition, the update brings Google’s security patches for February.

This new update also brings several new emojis to the smartphone and rounded icon support in the launcher. Even Google’s “gender-equal” emojis are coming to this device. After the update, users will be able to send GIFs on supported apps directly from their keyboard. Google’s Daydream platform has received some optimizations as well.

Android 7.1.1 makes Axon 7 more special

Users who want to get this latest Android update can go to the settings, select the “System Update” option and check if an update is available on their device. On some devices, the update has not come yet because it takes time for an OTA update to become available to all of them.

With its impressive features, speedy updates, smart design and reasonable price of $399.99, the Axon 7 (launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow) was already attracting many consumers. Now Android 7.1.1 Nougat makes the handset even more desirable. The Axon 7, announced in May 2016, sports a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable). The device has a 3,250mAh battery and is powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC.