Update: HTC has now confirmed that the Android Oreo update will be rolling out to the HTC 10, U11 and U Ultra in Q4 2017. Users of the HTC 10, U11 and U Ultra can expect the update to arrive sometime between October and December. In the tweet, HTC writes, “We’re excited to bring Android 8.0 to the HTC U11, U Ultra, & 10, beginning with U11 in Q4. Stay tuned for more Oreo details & new products!”
Android Oreo is fresh off the oven and has already started rolling out to some Pixel and Nexus devices as an OTA update. Now, HTC has confirmed that the HTC 10, U11 and U Ultra will be updated to the latest Android operating system. All the three devices currently run on Android Nougat.
Replying to a Twitter query, HTC noted that owners of the HTC 10, U11 and U Ultra handsets worldwide should expect the Android Oreo update soon. Here’s the tweet:
HTC is one of the first few smartphone makers to announce the Android 8.0 update for its smartphones. However, Google had already mentioned a few companies it is partnering with to roll-out the new OS. In a blog post, Google said it is working with, “Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony” to upgrade existing device to Android Oreo. Indian smartphone manufacturer Micromax had also recently confirmed that its latest launch, the Micromax Canvas Infinity, will be upgraded to Android O.
Apart from the OS update, HTC is already rolling out another new update for its flagship U11 smartphone. The update called as version 1.27.400.9 weighs in at around 665MB and brings new enhancements to the handset. The biggest addition is the support for 1080p video recording at 60 frames per second, a feature that was announced at the time of the launch.