HTC has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship device, the U11 in India from today. The development has been confirmed by the company on its official Twitter handle.
HTC India tweeted yesterday that the HTC U11 will be getting Oreo update from 30th January. The tweet reads “HTC U11 is going to be packed with more awesomeness. Android Oreo is coming.
— HTC India (@HTC_IN) January 29, 2018
HTC U11 Oreo update will be rolling out over the air. In order to check for the latest update, users can go to Settings > About Phone. The Oreo update will bring the picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
To recall, the HTC U11 was launched in India in June 2017 for Rs 51,990. The major highlight of the device is the Edge Sense feature. A simple squeeze will allow users to interact with the side panel that allows you to initiate actions like take photos, open Facebook, or launch any of your favourite apps.
One can even use squeeze functionality to use voice to text feature. One needs to Lightly squeeze, speak your message and send your texts on the go. And because Edge Sense is based on the actual pressure applied to the side of the device, it can be used in nearly any condition – including while wearing gloves or in weather such as snow or rain that would normally be a challenge with capacitive buttons.