The new 6-core Android smartphone from TECNO, the R7, arrived MOBILITY today, and I have been setting it up. As soon as I connected it to a WiFi network, I was prompted about a software update waiting. The notification indicated that it was to fix software bugs. I proceeded to initiate the update, and within minutes, the R7 was running the updated software.
This is a new milestone for TECNO. It is the first time that they are providing an Over-The-Air (OTA) software update for a device, and this is good news for TECNO lovers. The R7 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which I find odd. But hopefully, with OTA updates now available, perhaps we can expect an update to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat soon?
Also, as you can see in the above screenshot, TECNO has modified the user interface – also perhaps for the first time? Here is what the Settings menu looks like now:
Looks like TECNO is on a roll. Expect more articles and my review of the TECNO R7.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.