The implement took place when Japanese smartphone maker updates its Xperia XZ and the Xperia XZs to Android 8.0 Oreo earlier this week. The 10, Ultra and u11 life will receive the update. The update will be rolled out over-the-air (OTA) and should eventually reach all devices. From today onwards all users using HTC's coveted U11 would be able to enjoy the experience of Android's latest offering on their smartphones. These features include Picture-in-Picture mode, smart text selection, auto-fill, notification dots, new app folder design, Google Play Protect and more. It will be interesting to see whether HTC's update brings any major UI overhaul to the existing version of Sense UI. LG announced previously that the LG V30 will get the Android Oreo update in South Korea in December.
A number of key manufacturers have begun rolling out Android Oreo to their devices. HTC's Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi has confirmed the rollout news on Twitter and even said that they're working with carriers such as Sprint to roll out the update as quickly as possible. The HTC U11 Plus already comes with Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed. The HTC U11 Life came with an Android 8.0 version out of the box for all global markets besides the USA market. You can head over to software update section in Settings app to check for the update manually. The U11 runs a almost stock version of Android 7.1.1 and has some pretty powerful internals (such as the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM and 12MP rear camera) along with some useful gimmicky features (such as the "squeezable" Edge Sense and multiple AI-based assistants). Sony is also throwing in some of its in-house features like Xperia Actions and Reminders.