Android 8.0 Oreo now available for unlocked HTC U11 users

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HTC has announced that it will roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship, the HTC U11 on 27 November. Well, it's worth noting that Mo looks after the America region for HTC, hence, this update will only roll out to the unlocked U11 in the USA, and, there's no specific date for when the U11 will get the Oreo update in other regions.

As it was expected from them, HTC has started offering the Android Oreo OS for its U11 smartphone. 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. This comes about a week and a half after HTC began rolling out the Oreo update for U11 owners in Taiwan.


With the latest update, the smartphone will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously.

To remind you, Android 8.0 Oreo includes picture-in-picture support, autofill for passwords, notification dots, redesigned emojis, adaptive icons, faster boot times and more. This and other efficient features will also optimize the smartphone in a way that helps it in saving battery.


In replies to questions related to the tweet, he also mentioned that the update will soon be available to Sprint users as well as the HTC 10, HTC U Ultra, and HTC U11 Life. Based on this, it's safe to say carrier models will get the upgrade a bit later than the unlocked units. While we haven't heard of handsets outside of Korea getting the update just yet, there's no reason to think that it won't spread very soon.

Meanwhile, the Nokia 5 and 6 Series are now running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and available and are already available in India.


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