HTC 10 Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update
HTC 10 has started receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update. The new update is rolling out in batches as an over-the-air (OTA) package for unlocked units of the HTC 10. The Taiwanese company promised the release of the latest Android version for its 2016 flagship back in August alongside confirming the same experience for the HTC U11 and HTC U Ultra.
As spotted by folks at AndroidPolice, the Android Oreo update for the HTC 10 brings the software version 3.16.617.2. It includes Android 8.0 Oreo along with default features such as Instant Apps, new Quick Settings menu, Notification dots, Picture in Picture (PiP) mode, and Smart Autofill, among various others. The update is also expected to include the latest Android security patch.
The update can be expected to be made available in phases for all HTC 10 units. You can check its availability by going to Settings > About > Software updates. Or else, you can manually install the update by downloading the 1.8GB RUU package that is available on the official HTC site. The manual process will wipe the data on your device. Therefore, it is recommended to back up the data locally before beginning with the RUU.
Launched in April 2016, the HTC 10 was originally running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It got an update to Android 7.0 Nougat in February last year that was debuted in 1.21GB size.
Importantly, the HTC 10 is not the only HTC smartphone to receive the official Android Oreo treatment. The company released the Oreo update for the HTC U11 in last November to upgrade the user experience on its flagship. The update brought the addition of VoWifi service that is initially available to Chunghwa Telecom subscribers in Taiwan. Further, it includes the November Android security patch.