16 January 2018
Lenovo-backed ZUK has finally confirmed the availability of ZUI 2.5 based on Android Nougat 7.0 for the ZUK Z1. With this announcement, all the smartphones under the ZUK branding are now officially running the latest version of Android (at least in China). It is also the first Snapdragon 800 series smartphone to get official Nougat support.
It is the same ZUI version which ZUK rolled out for the ZUK Z2 and Z2 Pro when they were upgraded to Nougat. It is also the version which came pre-installed on the ZUK Edge, the last smartphone released by the brand last year. With this update, ZUK Z1 users will get access to all Nougat-specific features like better notification control and management, battery improvements, and split-screen mode along with ZUK's own set of offerings like native screen recording feature and ability to lock the gallery.
The ZUK Z1 Nougat update carries the build number 2.5.406 and is said to be about 1GB in size. It means you better switch to a WiFi connection while downloading the same, especially if you have a limited cellular data connection. While some users have reported of receiving the update, it might take some time before it reaches your particular unit.