As expected, HTC has rolled out Android Oreo update for its U11 smartphone. HTC’s VP of Product Management, Mo Versi, announced the OS upgrade on Twitter. Starting today, HTC U11 users in the US will be able to update their smartphones to Android Oreo. However, this update is currently available for only the unlocked devices. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
According to Versi’s tweet, HTC is working on getting the OS update available to Sprint users as well. The Twitter thread further reveals that HTC will be releasing Android Oreo update for more smartphones including the HTC 10, U Ultra and U11 Life. HTC U11 users in the US aren’t the first ones to receive the update though, as the company had rolled it in Taiwan a week back. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console
It isn’t clear what additional features HTC U11 users get with the Android Oreo update. It is clear though that the users will get to experience these Android Oreo features including the popular ones include Picture-in-Picture mode, which allows you to watch a video and use another app at the same time. Android Oreo will also bring access to features like Notification Dots, Notification Channels, Android Instant Apps, and Autofill for passwords.
HTC U11 users will also get Oreo’s feature that limits the smartphone s background activity for the least used apps. Android Oreo will also optimize the smartphone to save battery.
Back in August, HTC had confirmed that it would soon roll out Android Oreo update for the HTC 10, U11 and the U Ultra. A new smartphone has been added to the list, which is the recently launched U11 Life. The HTC U11 Life with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box is available for global markets except in the US. Here, the smartphone ships with Android 7.1 Nougat. Launched along with the U11 Life, the U11+ runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.