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HTC U11 will get its Oreo upgrade by the end of the year

by Killian Bell | August 25, 2017August 25, 2017 5:17 am EST

HTC has confirmed that it will be bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to the HTC U11 by the end of the year. It will be the Taiwanese company’s first handset to get the update, followed by the U Ultra and the HTC 10. Other devices are expected to get it later.

HTC was one of the first handset makers to confirm that it would be bringing Oreo to its latest devices. Earlier this week, it posted a tweet that confirmed the U11, the U Ultra, and the HTC 10 would be the first in line for the upgrade, with details on other devices to follow later. Now we know that the U11 will be getting Android 8.0 before the end of the year.

“We’re excited to bring Android 8.0 to the HTC U11, U Ultra, & 10, beginning with U11 in Q4,” the company tweeted on Thursday. “Stay tuned for more Oreo details & new products!”

Oreo brings a whole bunch of improvements and new features, including picture-in-picture, notification dots, Instant Apps, and background process limits for greater performance. As usual, it will be available to Google’s own Pixel and Nexus devices first, followed by third-party smartphones and tablets.

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...