Android Oreo Released for The HTC U11 Life on T-Mobile

HTC U11 Life

Good news this morning for those of you who have the HTC U11 Life on T-Mobile – Today is Android Oreo day for you.

HTC took to Twitter yesterday to announced that starting today, U11 Life owners on T-Mobile will start getting the hefty update pushed to them to move them from Nougat 7.1 to Oreo 8.0.

HTC has, to their credit, been open about which devices would see the Oreo update and they had committed to having the update out for the U11 Life before the end of 2017.

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HTC U11 Life Gets Android Oreo Update in The US

HTC U11 Life

Good news this morning for those of you with the unlocked variant of the HTC U11 Life here in the United States – Android Oreo is on its way.  HTC has released the promised update to the latest version of Android just a few weeks after the device itself was released.

The update, which is just over 1GB in size, is coming only to the unlocked variants of the phone and, for now, is US only. But, keep in mind, that the rest of the world version of the U11 Life was an Android One device which already had Oreo.  That means those of us in the US are more-or-less catching up.  Either way, it is good to see HTC keep to their promise to get this update out quickly.

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HTC U11 Life Specs and Availability

HTC U11 Life

Today, HTC has announced the new HTC U11 Life, their mid-range Android phone that is also part of the Android One program (outside of the US).  The phone is a well appointed device for its $349 price tag and you can order it now on the HTC site.

The U11 Life is a 5.2″ Super LCD display device that renders 1920 x 1080 to give you a very comfortable ~424ppi.  That display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3.  It comes with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with up to a 2TB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  All of this is powered by the Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC.  Quick Charge 3.0 is supported via the USB-C charging port and the battery is a 2600mAh model.

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