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(Update: No, sorry) ZTE expands its Nougat beta program to the Zmax Pro

ZTE has extended its Android Nougat beta program to the Zmax Pro, but you'll be required to capture bug reports, answer surveys and complete debug tasks.

Published onJanuary 17, 2017

Update, January 17: Looks like we were too quick to celebrate. ZTE reached out to let us know that the beta program for the Zmax Pro aims to enhance the current software of the device (Marshmallow-based), not to prepare the device for Nougat. Further, the company said it has doesn’t have “any plans to push Android Nougat to the Zmax Pro right now.”

Original post, January 14: Last year ZTE launched a Nougat beta program for the Axon 7 to provide early access to Android 7.0 in exchange for bug reports and so on. To continue the good will into the new year, the company is now extending that beta to owners of the Zmax Pro.

You’ll need to be a member of the Z-Community to register and if selected for the program you’ll be on the hook for capturing logs, submitting bug reports and completing surveys and other debugging tasks. It’s a relatively small price to pay though for early access to Nougat and your contributions will help iron things out for the wider community.

The beta program is only open for U.S. residents, but if that caveat doesn’t exclude you then feel free to hit the button below to sign up. Note that registering doesn’t guarantee admission and if you are chosen you’ll have to sign a non-disclosure agreement before getting your grubby paws on ZTE’s Nougat secrets.

Are you rocking the Zmax Pro? Pumped for Nougat?

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