It's been close to three weeks since HTC released the Android Oreo update to the unlocked U11 Life series and now the T-Mobile variant is finally getting the Google's latest chocolate-milk cookie flavoured OS update.
Several T-Mobile HTC U11 Life owners confirmed the news on XDA Developer Forum. The new software v8.0 Oreo weighs 1.42GB in size and comes with lot of improvements over the current v7.1 Nougat OS.
What's coming in Android 8.0 Oreo?
Android Oreo brings lot of value-added enhancements such as faster booting, latest Google security patch, extend battery life by cutting down on unnecessary activities of apps in the background, more fluid experiences to phones and tablets.
The notable aspect of the Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps device to recover from constant bootloops and also additional improvements in security via Google Play Protect that checks suspicious activities and malware in applications.
It also brings new features such as picture-in-picture, which allows users to do two tasks simultaneously, like checking the calendar while planning a party on a Duo video call. And Smart Text Selection improves copy and paste. With the help of machine learning to recognise entities on the screen—like a complete address—users will be able to easily select text they want with a double tap, and even bring up an app like Maps to help during navigation.
Here's how to install Android Oreo OTA (Over-The-Air) update on your T-Mobile HTC U11 Life update:
1. Select "Yes, I'm in."
2. After the software is downloaded, select "Install now."
3. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
4. Your phone is now updated.
Since the OTA roll-out process is being carried out in stages, it will take a few weeks to reach all regions. Until then, device owners can check for updates manually by going to Settings >> About Phone >> System Updates >> check for the new firmware.
List of HTC devices eligible for Android Oreo update:
Besides the HTC U11 and the U11 Life, the Android Oreo update will soon be released to HTC U Ultra and HTC 10, but they are expected to get the new OS update in the first quarter of 2018 (January-March) only.