HTC U Ultra finally starts getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update

HTC U Ultra finally starts getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update
It's been more than eight months since HTC promised the U Ultra will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, but that's not unusual. If you patiently waited for the update and kept the HTC U Ultra, your patience will be rewarded soon because the Taiwanese handset maker has just started the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U Ultra.

For the time being, three countries are getting the update: Taiwan, India, and Italy. However, we can safely assume the update will arrive in more markets in the coming weeks, so keep tapping that Update button from time to time.

Here are some details that will prepare you for when the update becomes available in your country. First of all, the file weighs in at 1.6GB, so it's a fairly sizable download. Make sure you have enough free storage before attempting to update to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Also, the update contains the January security patch, a bit older if you ask me. The changelog mentions some “system enhancements,” but other than that there's nothing else listed beside “Android 8.0 Oreo.”

Alongside HTC U Ultra, two other smartphones have been confirmed to receive Android Oreo updates at some point: HTC U11 and HTC 10. Both have already received the update, so it looks like it's “mission complete” for HTC.

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U Ultra
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. Redrik83

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 09, 2018

I've got the HTC u11 yeah rocking Oreo but still with November's security patch.. I'm finding HTC quite lackadaisical when it comes to security updates

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2623; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I think this news has made 17 people very happy.

3. 36thDisciple

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Mission complete my a*s. What about the U11 Eyes which first shipped in January with 7.1.2? January! Let's make one more person happy (me), yeah?

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It's sad but I think that HTC deserves what is happening to them right now, I can't remember any other company that had so confusing line-up, it's impossible to know what phone is in what range, which one is flagship etc. I guess U11 is flagship now but U Ultra surely sounds like it's better Or in the past when the amazing One came out after One X and One S, seriously, WTF So the flagships were One X, One, One (M8), One (M9), 10, U11, for 3 years they had recognisable name and they decided to throw it to garbage

7. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

The One series changed to U series, what's so hard to figure about that? The Ultra has their big display, again, not too hard to figure out.

10. sv1293

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

that's something people who are updated to latest news on HTC know! Take samsung for example: everyone knows Galaxy S series and Note series are the company's flagship! Firstly, not many consumer today know HTC is in market because of their s**tty marketing. Secondly, their price: they still think that they could compete with likes of sammys and apples! If they start competing the high mid-range market, that's when they'll have a chance to shine. Thirdly: these stupid names after M9

11. sv1293

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

that's something people who are updated to latest news on HTC know! Take samsung for example: everyone knows Galaxy S series and Note series are the company's flagship! Firstly, not many consumer today know HTC is in market because of their s**tty marketing. Secondly, their price: they still think that they could compete with likes of sammys and apples! If they start competing the high mid-range market, that's when they'll have a chance to shine. Thirdly: these stupid names after M9

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