HTC 10 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Suspended: Reports
HTC has suspended the rollout of the anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC 10. The update, which was released last week, is no longer live through the original RUU package. It has also been reported that the users haven’t received any push notification for an over-the-air (OTA) release. The Taiwanese manufacturer had originally promised the arrival of the latest Android update for three of its flagship models including the 2016 top-end HTC 10 but so far delivered the update for the HTC U11.
The original download link to the RUU package was pulled at the time of filing this story, and the link was generating a 404 error. Similarly, as reported by users on XDA Developer Forums, the update hasn’t been available as an OTA rollout. Some of the early users who were able to install the RUU package appear to have opted for the paid Sunshine S-OFF that may cause some serious issues with the handset. There are also some user reports about battery issues after installing the latest update.
Launched in April 2016, the HTC 10 was originally running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It received an update to Android 7.0 Nougat in February last year. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD 5 display and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It had arrived in the market with two configurations – one featuring 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage and the other one with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Both the versions have expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 2TB). The Indian variant of the HTC 10 was debuted with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clocked at up to 1.8GHz and comes in 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage.
In August last year, HTC announced the release of the Android Oreo update for the HTC 10 as well as the HTC U11 and HTC U Ultra. Between these three models, the HTC U11 received the update in last November.
HTC is not the only smartphone maker that has silently pulled the Android Oreo rollout. Recently, Xiaomi also suspended the Android 8.0 Oreo update rollout for the Mi A1. The smartphone based on Google’s Android One project had started receiving an update to Android 8.0 Oreo in late December via an over-the-air (OTA) rollout. But the company reportedly pulled the OTA update after some issues emerged publicly.
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