ZTE Axon Pro now receiving Marshmallow update

by: Matthew BensonFebruary 22, 2016

ZTE Axon Pro colors

Unlike Android Lollipop which saw a relatively quicker update turn-around for some devices, Marshmallow has taken a fair amount of time for OEMs to get their devices dipped in its deliciousness. Today ZTE has announced that its Axon Pro, launched in July of last year, is now receiving its update to Marshmallow.

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – March 22, 2016157

The update is, as ZTE puts it, fulfilling the “promise to our customers [to] support and provide ongoing Android updates to our flagship device.” Several new features are included: Doze, Now on Tap, and a new App Drawer. The update is approximately 835MB.

Full details, including update instructions are as follows:

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Now Available for Axon Pro

When we launched the Axon Pro this past July we made a promise to our consumers that we will support and provide ongoing Android updates to our flagship device. Today, we are keeping this promise by providing the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow for you to enjoy!

The upgrade from Lollipop to Marshmallow is quite significant and there are several new features you should explore and use. You can find out about all the updates here, but to give you a glimpse of what’s ahead, here are just a few of our personal favorites that have been added that we think makes Android just that much better.

  • Doze – With Marshmallow, Android introduced its Doze mode that puts your phone into a deeper sleep when not in use for a long period of time. The result? Increased battery life throughout the day or night for your Axon Pro.
  • Now on Tap –If you’re like us, meeting up with friends at a new, local spot happens very often, but sometimes you don’t know where the restaurant is or perhaps what type of food it serves. Now, Android can anticipate your needs by a simple long press on the home button that provides quick access to learn more about the hang out spot or how to get there. Use this feature while surfing the web, checking email or almost any other activity to get the information you need at a press of the button.
  • New app drawer –Marshmallow’s app drawer has been redesigned with new enhancements that make it quicker and easier to find the app you need most. Incorporating fast alphabetic scrolling and pinning your most used apps at the top, among a few other tweaks, searching and finding your favorite app just became a whole lot easier.

Before you’re ready to take advantage of this upgrade, we strongly recommend installing this while using a WiFi connection. The upgrade is such a large download (roughly 835 MB) that it will take quite a bit of time and there’s no reason to eat up your data plan. So, once connected to WiFi, and you’re ready to experience the latest and greatest Android for your Axon Pro, select “Settings” -> “About phone” -> “System updates” -> “System updates” -> “Update Now”.

This upgrade is currently just for the Axon Pro. If you own an Axon stay tuned for more information as we’ll have more soon.

Once you have a chance to play around with Marshmallow come back and let us know what you think! Now, who’s hungry for a s’more?

Those readers with the Axon Pro, have you received your update yet? If so, how is the mingling with Marshmallow going? Leave your comments below and share your thoughts with the Android Authority community!

  • I thought my whole life that ZTE is a company which only makes data cards and modems but a smartphone supporting Marshmallow that’s out of the box (at least for me)

  • Hartfrid Lovejoy

    looks like and idol 3

    • Markoff

      well they are both Chinese companies…

  • still nothing for the Note 5 haha wtf updates for Android make no sense to me. I love my 6P and do not touch my Note 5 because I feel like its just OLD as shit with Lollipop on it. I think Google needs to start putting an agreement in their leasing agreement for the OEM’s to update to their most recent OS within so many days.

  • Julian Payne

    Just updated my Axon Pro last night…and so far I’m pretty impressed. Already seeing better battery life and faster response times.

    • Sheldon Moore

      I’m interested in this phone but i’m afraid of the battery life and also the snapdragon 810 processor with overheating, how has your experience been?

      • Julian Payne

        I only notice heat issues under heavy use, i. e. Games, long updates/uploads, etc. But for the price, quality, and screen/ram… It though to find a marshmallow Android for just over $300!

        • Sheldon Moore

          What about the battery life though?

          • Julian Payne

            Battery life is respectable, but it all depends on screen brightness, use, apps running in the background… So far prior to the update I was getting a full days use with no problem. 7 am to 11 pm.

          • Piotr Januszewski

            Does the Axon pro (with or without Marshmallow) have the tap to unlock option? Or something similar to unlock the phone like the LG and Moto phones have?

          • Julian Payne

            No, it does not

  • Luiz Rocha

    I see better battery life, however after the upgrade simultaneous data and voice stopped working on my device. :(