HTC has confirmed that Android 8 Oreo will be making its way to at least three of its handsets — U11, U Ultra and 10 — by the end of the year.
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Android Oreo was recently unveiled by Google and companies are eager to make the stride towards the new OS. According to its tweet, HTC will start working on the Oreo update in the fourth quarter of 2017.
HTC U11, which currently runs on HTC Sense UI on top of Android Nougat 7.1.1, will be the first device to receive the Oreo update.
Following the announcement, Google made the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) available for everyone. This means that companies can start customising the Android 8.0 Oreo in accordance with their device’s UI styling.
Pixel, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 5P device owners will receive the update ‘soon’, as mentioned by Google. Builds for these devices have entered carrier testing with Pixel C and Nexus Player to follow. You can expect this ‘soon’ to come by the end of September.
The FCC certification which was received on a filing by HTC has confirmed that the Taiwan-based mobile manufacturer will be making the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device which will feature the same squeezable features as seen on HTC U11.
The squeezing functions, as seen on the HTC U11 will perform certain pre-programmed (but customisable) functions such as opening Google Assistant when you squeeze the Pixel 2 or launching the camera app.
Apart from these, all the new flagship devices — and several non-flagship ones — from mobile manufacturers like Essential, Nokia (HMD Global), Huawei, LG, Sony, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp Kyocera and General Mobile will receive the Android Oreo update by the end of the year.