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Despite receipt of Bluetooth 5 certification, HTC U11 won't run new features until Android O is installed

0. phoneArena posted on 3 days ago, 17:25

The HTC U11 has received its Bluetooth 5.0 certification from the Bluetooth SIG. But that doesn't mean that the phone's new Bluetooth capabilities are now available. The new features won't be completely offered to users until the next build of Android, Android O, is actually installed on the handset later this year. The new version of Bluetooth will allow data to be transmitted at speeds twice as fast as presently available...

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posted on 4 days ago, 21:12 3

1. androiduser (Posts: 244; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)

Which won't happen till 2018..

posted on 4 days ago, 22:10

2. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14506; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Just posted the U11 is a Galaxy wannabe. S8 using the benefits if BT5.0 now under 7.0.

posted on 4 days ago, 00:46 10

4. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1042; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)

In your mind, every other smartphone manufacturer is a galaxy wanna be. What's wrong with you???? You are basically a blind Samsung zombie at this stage

posted on 3 days ago, 17:37

10. sgodsell (Posts: 4858; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

TechieXP At least it has the latest Bluetooth 5 and LTE cat 16. Something that the latest iPhone's might not have. Well it's guaranteed that the latest iPhone's will not have the latest LTE, especially since Qualcomm is the only one that supports gigabit LTE.

posted on 4 days ago, 07:39

5. Gatorsrule52 (Posts: 98; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

Its not. Its using 4.2 which doesnt support any of these new features.The S8 has some kind of dual audio but that is not BT5 related.

posted on 4 days ago, 10:08 1

7. ChaoticRage (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Jan 2016)

The HTC is no joke.


posted on 3 days ago, 13:24

9. toukale (Posts: 118; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)

@TechieXP - LMFAO

posted on 3 days ago, 18:58

11. Pukwudgie (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Aug 2017)

U11 blows away Samsung garbage.

No, the S8 isn't using all the benefits of bluetooth 5 because *Android 7 doesn't support them*

posted on 3 days ago, 22:56

12. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

LOL keep on dreaming

posted on 4 days ago, 00:21

3. Avieshek (Posts: 43; Member since: 10 Jul 2017)

But there's already a Bluetooth 5.1 ready and Google is working on with 5.2

posted on 3 days ago, 13:24

8. toukale (Posts: 118; Member since: 10 Jun 2015)


posted on 4 days ago, 09:07

6. killer7D (Posts: 441; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)

Can't wait for Android O to be installed on my U11 to use the feature :)

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