Google released Android 8.0 (Oreo) earlier this week for its Pixel and Nexus devices and also said that it is working with several OEMs including HTC to roll out the update by the end of this year. Now HTC has confirmed Oreo update for its flagship smartphones, including the HTC 10 that was launched running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It is also the first company to confirm the update for several devices.
List of HTC devices confirmed to receive Android 8.0 (Oreo) update include:
- HTC U11
- HTC U Ultra
- HTC 10
HTC recently rolled out support for 1080p 60fps video recording for the U11 and said that the U11’s hardware powered by Snapdragon 835 and WCN3990 chip has been ready to support Bluetooth 5.0 connections—with no additional firmware updates needed from the company, and the Android O will enable full benefits Bluetooth 5.0.
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 said that it would add more devices to this list in future and will also reveal time frame for the roll out soon.