HTC U11 Android 8.0 Oreo update begins rolling out starting from Taiwan


HTC U11 Android 8.0 Oreo

HTC was one of the first OEMs to confirm Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for some of its top-end devices and even released U11+ earlier this month with Android Oreo. Today the company has started rolling out Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for its flagship HTC U11 smartphone starting from Taiwan. The changelog is simple that mentions Android 8.0 (Oreo) update and VoWifi support for Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) customers along with enhancements and bug fixes.

HTC U11 v2.31.709.1 changelog

The update contains important enhancements and bug fixes, including:

  • Android 8.0 Oreo update
  • Enable VoWifi for CHT. Please contact CHT to subscribe to the service.

Android Oreo comes with lots of new features and improvements including Background limits, Notification channels, snooze notifications, Autofill APIs, Picture in Picture (PIP) display, Adaptive icons, Wide-gamut color for apps, Support for high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs such as LDAC codec, Companion device pairing, Keyboard navigation, AAudio API for Pro Audio, WebView enhancements, Java 8 Language APIs and runtime optimizations and much more.

HTC already confirmed that  U11’s hardware powered by Snapdragon 835 with WCN3990 chip has been ready to support Bluetooth 5.0 connections—with no additional firmware updates needed from the company, and the Android O update will enable full benefits Bluetooth 5.0.

The HTC U11 v2.31.709.1 Android 8.0 update is 1.33GB in size and also includes Android security update patch for November 1, 2017.

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