HTC U Ultra gets its first major software update

Today, April 5, the HTC U Ultra is receiving its first important software update - just a couple of weeks after the handset was released in the US and other markets around the world. 

According to Mo Versi, Vice President of product management at HTC, the update should be rolled out starting tonight in the US, and "will improve experience with bug fixes and additional features on the second screen." Following the update, users will be able to control which apps they want to see on the phone's ticker screen (we're not sure why this wasn't available from the beginning).

The software update is already rolling out for some HTC U Ultra owners in Europe - as you can see in the screenshot on the left - thus we know that it's a pretty big package weighing in at 638 MB. While a full change log isn't currently available, we can tell you that this update does not change the Android version that the smartphone is running (it's still going to be Android 7.0 Nougat).

If you own an HTC U Ultra, let us know when the update is hitting your phone, will you?

sources: Mo Versi (Twitter), Rafał Żółkiewicz (Twitter)

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U Ultra
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo



7. tokuzumi

Posts: 2029; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Does it have the March security update?

5. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

There shouldn't be many owners of this phone, mostly diehard hTC fans, who will still enjoy it, despite the reviews (that I mostly don't trust anymore)...hTC flagship phones are quality products that last in time, just for you to know!

6. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Never had an HTC phone that didn't have either dust under the display, loose and rattling volume rocker, or a huge gap in the sim tray. Even my recent Google Pixel has a loose volume rocker twice. Gave up trying for a perfect one.

3. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Does it refund your money?

4. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Any Lumia owner should refund his money :)

1. Khyron

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

update for those thousands owners of the htc ultra

2. A_A_A

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

May be just hundred. No one in his sober mind will ever buy U Ultra. HTC never learns from it's mistakes. They have wasted a lot of time and resources on development of U Ultra. But it was a lesson for them. Now they are wasting a lot of time and efforts on this model which was widely criticized and extremely unpopular.

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