Given that the HTC U11 is HTC’s flagship phone for 2017, it didn’t really come as a surprise to learn that HTC would be updating the handset’s operating system to the latest version of Android. In fact a report from last month suggested that the update could be rolled out in November, and sure enough it has.
In a tweet by Shimon Das (via Android Central), it appears that HTC has begun rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the HTC U11. However it we should note that the update’s roll out seems to be for the Taiwanese version of the phone, which we guess isn’t surprising given that HTC is a Taiwanese company, although we expect that the update should start finding its way to other markets eventually considering that it has already started to roll out.
OMG, Oreo update is live for #HTCU11! (TW unit)
Totally didn’t expect @htc to drop the update this early. 😱
— Shimon Das (@shimonips) November 15, 2017
There is no word on when exactly that will happen, and we expect that those in the US who bought the phone under carrier contract could expect it at a later date pending carrier testing and approval. The update will bring about the usual host of improvements and changes that one might expect from Android, as well as the latest version of the HTC Sense UI, which includes a new rotary menu, notification dots, and also new icons that are slightly square with rounded edges.