HTC U11 pushes out Android Oreo update before the competition
HTC has always been good at releasing the newest Android builds for its flagship devices, but this time – the company has outdone itself. While other manufacturers are teasing their customers by beta testing Android Oreo with select users, HTC has just released Android 8.0 for the Taiwanese variant of the HTC U11. The 2.31.709.1 update is a hefty 1.33GB, but is also adds VoWifi Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom customers.
The Android Oreo update for the HTC U11 includes the newest version of HTC Sense which made its debut on the HTC U11+ two weeks ago. That means there’s a new launcher which features a swipe up or down actions anywhere on the home screen to open the app drawer or pull down the notification shade. HTC’s also included Android Oreo’s Adaptive Icons framework which adds a squircle background to all your app icons and then there’s the fancy new Edge Launcher which gives you the ability to have all of your favorite apps and contacts show up on the edge of the phone’s screen when you squeeze the device.
The Taiwanese HTC U11 variant has always been the first device to receive the various update HTC has pushed out since launch. Based on HTC’s update track record with the U11 so far, we expect the US and EU variants of the phone to receive their Android Oreo updates within 2-3 weeks.
Once we get the update installed on our phone, we’ll be giving you a tour of the HTC U11’s software build to show you what you’ll be getting on your HTC U11 once the software hits your device.