The HTC U Ultra is now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo in Taiwan and India. The rollout was announced in the HTC Community forums [translated] (via The Android Soul) yesterday, though the post was light on details on what the new software would include.
“Android 8.0 Oreo update” and “system enhancements” were the only noted additions, however, we’ve already outlined what you can enjoy with Oreo in our review of the platform. You can read more about that at the link, but suffice to say the HTC build should include picture-in-picture mode, notification chanels, and adaptive icons.
The update weighs in at between 1.3 and 1.6 GB, so you might need to make some space on your handset before installation, and it arrives with January’s security patches. The Android Soul also suggests the update is rolling out in Italy, but it may just be an Indian device set to Italian (Taiwan, India and Italy sound like a strange selection of regions for the initial rollout, but who knows).
The update should be landing in regions like the UK, US and Canada in the coming weeks; how long this could take we can’t say, but it’s a good sign that it’s already been spotted in a couple of territories. Let us know in the comments if you’ve got the update, and where you’re located.