HTC U11 starts getting Oreo update in the US

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According to HTC's Mo Versi, an update to Oreo is rolling out starting today for the unlocked U11. Besides a more bezel-free aesthetic and an 18:9 display, the U11 Plus is largely the same handset that the U11 is from the inside, but it runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Aside from the usual Oreo goodies, the update includes Android security fixes for November.

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LG launched the Oreo beta program a few weeks ago, and now the company has made a decision to roll out the preview version for its homeland, South Korea. Users who have already experienced Android's Oreo up front have revealed many features that make the OS one of Android's most anticipated update to-date.

With the latest update, the smartphone will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. Versi replied that the company was working with the carrier to beam it out as soon as possible. Android Oreo is also set to bring access to a wide range of features including Notification Channels, Notification Dots, Autofill for passwords and Android Instant Apps. It seems that the new Finnish startup takes the word, launching the Android 8.0 Oreo package for its flagship among the first, alongside industry-heavyweight companies.

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For now, HTC will be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to unlocked HTC U11 smartphones in the US. The smartphone was shipped with Android 7.1 in the U.S. market, which left users anticipating the update for Android 8.0 Oreo.

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