Monday , July 23 2018

HTC have achieved something that few other major manufacturers have, and that’s releasing the latest version of Android for their 2017 flagship phone. Jason liked the HTC U11 so much that he’s still using it, and despite being overseas, he received an update notification this morning. Upon connecting to WiFi — installing OTA updates on roaming data is unwise (and not possible) — the update became available:

Once installed, the update is revealed to be Android 8.0 (and not 8.1), though it has a recent-ish security patch level of 1 November 2017. Jason’s noticed that the update keeps things fairly close to Android Oreo’s stock appearance, but with a few HTC hints of flair:

If you’ve got an Australian HTC U11, then it’s probably time to jump into that Settings menu and check for an over-the-air update to take you to Android Oreo.

 

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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dumdumchan
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So far so good. Noticed improvemnts with the battery. However the camera pictures seemed a little different…..

Bungiton
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Had it since yesterday on an optus sim. Maybe my imagination but it seems make the experience quicker and smoother. Well done HTC

Red Dog
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Kudos to HTC for keeping this excellent phone up-to-date.

Trevor H Lawrence
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Trevor H Lawrence

Received the update this morning on my Telstra supplied HTC U11 with Telstra sim.

Jeff
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Already had it for several days on our Telstra supplied HTC U11 running an Optus sim card. Friend has also had it for several days on a Telstra/Telstra sim carded U11

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