Only around 0.3 percent of the world’s Android devices were running OS build 7.0 as of November 7, according to Google’s official Play Store tracking. Although we’d badly like to believe there’s a miracle cure for fragmentation in the works, the fact of the matter is Nougat adoption rates will remain low for the foreseeable future.

Really, really low, as long as Samsung has barely started to publicly test N goodies for the S7 and S7 Edge, the LG G5 still needs time to spread the 7.0 love outside Korea, and Moto G4’s own makeover pack appears to be moving rather slowly after a surprisingly early Indian debut.

Then you have a number of OEMs that don’t realistically expect to upgrade a single product before 2017, either staying silent on their software support schedules or, in ZTE’s case, discreetly coming clean and trying to put a positive spin on things.

At least in Germany, but most likely worldwide, the Chinese hardware manufacturer vows to be ready to bring “delicious” Android 7.0 Nougat to the Axon 7 come January. That’s probably not the tardiest update 2016 high-end phone owners will be treated to, though we definitely expected better.

Remember, the recently released 5.5-inch ZTE Axon 7 was supposed to work on Google’s Daydream VR platform, which the search giant however is yet to corroborate. Maybe what the handheld needs to pair with the Daydream View headset is also coming in January.

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