After a long wait of 8 months, Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has started the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo update for the company’s first premium liquid glass back smartphone, the HTC U Ultra. The rollout was announced in the HTC Community forum. The HTC U Ultra is a premium mid-range smartphone and was launched in April last year with Android 7.0 Nougat. The company had already confirmed last year that the smartphone would be getting the Oreo update. The update is said to come in two versions, one with version number 2.19.400.1 and other in 2.19.702.2 and is coming in OTA (Over the Air) form.
Till now, the update is being rolled in three countries: Taiwan, India, and Italy. But users of other countries should not worry as the update will reach them eventually. It will be better if they check the Update button from time to time. If you have received the update just download and update it. If you want to check manually go to Settings > About > Software Updates.
Before converting into Android 8.0 Oreo, the users need to keep a few things in mind. The update package is of 1.6 GB/ 1.58 GB so, you should check your remaining available storage before installing it. It’s recommended that you back up your data to prevent any mishap of data loss.
The new Android 8.0 Oreo update will carry the latest Oreo features like Picture-In-picture, Notification Dots, Autofill Passwords, and a new settings menu. The update is based on the company’s Sense UI and also includes the latest January 2018s security patch.
The company recently launched the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC U11 and HTC 10. HTC may have kept their promise but launched the update late. The industry is already preparing for the Android P, whose developers preview was launched this week.