Unlocked HTC U11 now supports Android Oreo

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The HTC U11 offers a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB of RAM, Adreno 540 GPU, 12MP rear camera, 16MP front-facing camera, runs Android Oreo, and a 3000mAh battery. The newly released U11 Life has also been added to this list of smartphones said to have the update out soon. The smartphone was launched running Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. According to HTC's Mo Versi, an update to Oreo is rolling out starting today for the unlocked U11. The carrier-locked versions may take some extra time given that they customise the OS version even more before deploying it.

Earlier this year, HTC confirmed that it will update the HTC U11 to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of the year with rumors hinting that it's in final stages of development.

Mo Versi, the company's VP of product management, recently announced the news in a tweet.


Although the additional features that the Android Oreo update will bring to the HTC U11 are unclear, we do have a picture of what users will get by updating to the OS itself. The update is 1.2GB in size and brings popular Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP), Adaptive Icons, and more.

If you had a chance to try out the V30 Oreo beta, do let us know about the experience in comments. Naturally, carrier models are next in line to receive the software update.

Disclosed over the weekend, owners of an unlocked HTC U11 are in for a treat this week. Running HTC Edge Sense user interface, the handset comes with 8 sensors on the sides to register the squeeze.

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