Google’s latest version of Android, i.e., the Android Oreo update will soon be reaching all the current as well as the upcoming flagships of HTC. The company used to be pretty quick in delivering updates, but now it has slowed down a lot from the past.
HTC doesn’t have many devices to update, nor its skin is heavy enough, as the new devices from HTC like the HTC U Ultra, HTC U Play, and HTC U11 run on close to stock android with little additions of HTC’s Sense UI.
We're excited to bring Android Oreo to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 owners worldwide! Details & additional devices to be announced soon.
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) August 22, 2017
HTC USA confirmed that its latest devices are getting the most recent Android Oreo update for worldwide users of these specific devices, in its reply to a fan’s tweet.
Quick heads-up on what the latest Oreo Update brings to the table:
- New Emojis
- Picture In Picture Mode
- Improved Notifications
- Smart Text Selection
- Google Play Protect
- Improved Sound Quality
So what could delay the update? We already talked about the close to the stock experience that HTC has adopted but this time HTC has also included a new feature, or we could say a new gimmick which is used rarely.
This is called the squeeze feature, which triggers various actions set by the user with the help of just a squeeze by the user. So, implementing this could be a challenge and might delay it on the HTC U11. Furthermore, the HTC U11 may also be eligible for Android P update as well.
HTC phones to get the Android Oreo update:
- HTC U11 (Confirmed)
- HTC U Ultra (Confirmed)
- HTC 10 (Confirmed)
- HTC m9 Plus (Possible)
- HTC U Play (Possible)
- HTC Desire 10 Pro (Possible)
- HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle (Possible)
- HTC 10 Evo (Possible)
- HTC 10 (Possible)
Interestingly HTC also mentioned that more devices will be added to the Oreo update list, that it will publish soon, with these currently announced devices. So, there’s still hope, if your HTC phone is not mentioned here. Devices launched before 2016 would probably not make it into the HTC Oreo update List.