The ZTE Axon 7 was a fantastic mid-range phone when it was released in August of 2016, and if you can find a solid deal on it now, it's still not the worst way you can spend your cash on an Android handset. The hardware of the Axon 7 continues to look and feel great even in late 2017, and it now looks like the software will be receiving a big update very soon.

In a community forum for ZTE fans, one representative from the company created a thread for the Axon 7 group and posted a message to announce that Android 8.0 Oreo is officially coming to the handset.

Dear ZTE customers,

We are announcing now that we are already developing android 8 for the Axon 7, your positive feedback has been inspiring us a lot and made us very happy and because of this we try to get it customer ready as soon as possible for the best customers in the world, and I ask for your understanding because we still need some time to perfect it. So if you have any suggestions or ideas please let me know it under this post, thanks a lot!!

There's currently no timeframe as to when Oreo will be ready for the Axon 7, but seeing as how the title of the post is "Android 8 is just around the corner", our guess is that we should hopefully see it pushed out within the first couple months of 2018.

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When Oreo hits the Axon 7, users will be able to tap into the likes of picture-in-picture, Google's Autofill API, notification dots, and quite a bit more. We'll still likely see ZTE's skin layered on top of it, but even so, this is a greatly appreciated development.

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