HTC has already revealed that it will release Android 8.0 Oreo update for HTC U11, U Ultra and the HTC 10 smartphones. But, other than confirming Q4 for the update, the company had not revealed a timeline for the update rollout.
But, as per the latest report, HTC is expected to roll out Android Oreo update for the HTC U11 smartphone as soon as next month, i.e. November 2017. Currently, the phone is running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with Sense 9 UI on top.
A Twitter tipster LlabTooFeR has revealed that the update is currently in the final stages of its development, and will start rolling out in the November-early December time frame.
The HTC U11 features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top for added protection. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with UltraPixel technology, 5-axis OIS, EIS and f/1.7 aperture. It houses a 16-megapixel front-facing camera and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
Meanwhile, HTC is planning to announce a new phone on November 2. The company has already started sending out press invites for the launch event but has not yet confirmed the name of the device. It is expected to launch either an Android One edition of the U11 a.k.a. HTC U11 Life or the U11 Plus.
Apart from HTC, many other smartphone manufacturers have announced their plans to update their smartphones with Android 8.0 Oreo. Google is reportedly working with brands such as Essential, HMD Global (Nokia), Huawei, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony, among others to bring the Oreo update to some of their devices.