While Google is about to release Android 8.1 Oreo, many devices did not receive yet Android 8.0. However, it appears that this thing is slowly changing. Now HTC finally released the Oreo update for HTC U11, after teasing its users the entire weekend.
The fact that HTC U11 finally received the update is a step forward. Until now HTC was not the first one to receive Android updates and the company was in fact considered one of the worst when it came to releasing new OS version.
HTC managed to change its methods and it even downplay its own software. Thanks to its changes, piecemeal updates for services and apps can be pushed out more frequently and they will reach the users sooner than they did before. It is good to see that that thing changed, and hopefully other phones will soon follow since it appears that Google is already preparing for Android P.
There are not nearly enough devices that have Android Oreo. If we take a look at the latest figures form Google we can see that the market penetration of Android Oreo is only 0.3-percent, and most Android users are still using Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.
The Oreo Android upgrade came with plenty of new features and enhancements. The notifications received plenty of new functions, such as notifications dots. The dots appear next to an app icon every time you have unopened notifications and long pressing them will allow you to preview those notifications without opening the app.
There are also some important background changes that are meant to improve the performance of your device and increase its security. Protection against malicious Play Store apps was also increased by this update.
The update has 1.33 GB and it is available for the unlocked HTC U11. You can get it by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Update.