Android Oreo is coming to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra and HTC 10


Now that Google has made Oreos the favorite cookie among Android users, the big question is whether your Android phone is going to be a recipient of the new Android OS build. Even though you probably can figure out that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will receive Android 8.0, and ditto for the Moto Z Force, Moto Z and Moto Z Play, once you start talking about models released in 2015, you really don't know what to expect. For example, will the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 be updated? We will have to wait and see.

At first blush, HTC's tweet yesterday stating that the HTC U11, HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will be updated to Android 8.0 sounds like the company is going out on a limb with this announcement. But the manufacturer is merely picking the low-hanging fruit. The HTC U11 is the 2017 flagship, so that is a given. The HTC U Ultra was launched earlier this year, and the HTC 10 was the 2016 flagship. So truly, there are no surprises here.

In the tweet it disseminated with this news, HTC also added that additional devices receiving Oreo will be announced soon, along with more details. The latter, we hope, will include information on the timing of the Oreo updates.

By the way, earlier this year Chailin Chang, president of smartphones and connected devices at HTC, pretty much guaranteed that the HTC U11 would receive Android O and Android P. His comment that "We may extend support to the next three versions of Android. It will depend on the hardware and software demands of the version […] and if it will bring value to the consumer," seems to promise no less than two update cycles for the current flagship model. 

source: @HTCUSA via AndroidandMe

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11 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

2 major updates for the HTC 10...not bad.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Major updates at fast a pace, I'm impressed by this move from HTC. I'm thinking of buying their next flagship just to support their effort.

7. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

just to let you know, I have not received any security update since Jan on my HTC10...they're full of empty promises

8. snowcatSVK

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

well, they get those in the US, res of the world...

3. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

My LG G5 will probably get it in 2019 or not at all.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Just like the G4 got the Android 7.

9. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lg G5 and v20 going to get 7.1.2 soon.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

As always HTC is one of the most reliable OEMs for supporting software updates. Good job HTC.

6. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Htc 10 still a very good buy.

10. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

My best HTC 10. Loving it and thanks HTC.

11. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Just got the latest update on my HTC 10. Weww

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