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HTC's Unlocked U11 is Now Getting Upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo

HTC's Unlocked U11 is Now Getting Upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo

Following this, other countries should also get the update soon. The U11 runs a almost stock version of Android 7.1.1 and has some pretty powerful internals (such as the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM and 12MP rear camera) along with some useful gimmicky features (such as the "squeezable" Edge Sense and multiple AI-based assistants).

Earlier this year, HTC revealed its Android 8.0 update plans, and tomorrow we'll see the first Oreo update from HTC begin rolling out. The smartphone now runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. According to HTC's Mo Versi, an update to Oreo is rolling out starting today for the unlocked U11.

The confirmation of the rollout of the update came when VP for product management at HTC, Mo Versi tweeted stating that "OS update will be available for download" "starting on Monday". From these, we can draw the conclusion that the HTC 10, the Ultra, and the U11 Life are also close to getting the software update.

Nonetheless, all users can expect all the major features coming to HTC U11 as a part of Android 8.0 Oreo update.

There's a picture-in-picture mode for videos, for instance, a new notification system that displays dots on app icons and the highly anticipated Project Treble, which makes it easier to download new versions of Android. The twitter thread that ensued after the revelation opened doors towards the possible launch of the OS on many other HTC sets as well in the future. As soon as we get some details on when it will land, we will let you guys know.