HTC 10 owners on Sprint can rejoice because they’re finally able to get a taste of Oreo on their handsets. The country’s fourth-largest carrier has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the HTC 10 on its network. It had actually been confirmed yesterday by HTC’s VP of Product Management Mo Versi on Twitter that the carrier had granted approval for this update which meant that it could start rolling out in the very near future.
The Sprint-branded HTC 10 is receiving its Oreo update about a month after HTC rolled out said update for the unlocked HTC 10. This isn’t surprising given that unlocked devices tend to receive updates quicker than their carrier-locked counterparts. Prior to releasing Oreo for the HTC 10, the company also rolled out this new software update to the unlocked U11 and the U11 Life.
Mo Versi confirmed on Twitter yesterday that the company had received the OS approval from Sprint for the Android 8.0 Oreo update for HTC 10. He also confirmed that the over-the-air release should start today, February 12th, and that has indeed happened.
HTC 10 owners on Sprint should keep an eye out today for an update notification which should land on their handset very soon. Once they’ve updated their device they will be able to access Oreo features like the new picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, user interface improvements, and a lot more on the HTC 10.