HTC 10 Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update

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HTC 10 has begun to receive its update of Android 8.0 Oreo. The new update will be released in batches as a wireless transmission package (OTA) for unlocked units of the HTC 10. The Taiwanese company promised the release of the latest version of Android for its flagship 2016 in August along with the confirmation of the same experience for HTC U11 and HTC U Ultra.

As observed by people in AndroidPolice, the Android Oreo update for HTC 10 brings software version 3.16.617.2. Includes Android 8.0 Oreo along with default features such as Instant Apps, new Quick Settings menu, notification points, Picture in Picture (PiP) and Smart Autofill, among others. The update is also expected to include the latest Android security patch.

You can expect the update to be available in phases for all HTC 10 drives. You can check your availability by going to Settings> About> Software Updates. Or, you can manually install the update by downloading the 1.8 GB RUU package that is available from the official HTC site. The manual process will erase the data on your device. Therefore, it is recommended to make a backup of the data locally before starting the RUU.

Launched in April 2016, the HTC 10 was originally running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I got an update of Android 7.0 Nougat in February of last year that premiered at 1.21GB in size.

It is important to note that the HTC 10 is not the only HTC smartphone that receives the official Oreo Android treatment. The company launched the Oreo update for the HTC U11 last November to update the user experience on its flagship. The update brought the addition of the VoWifi service that is initially available to subscribers of Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan. In addition, it includes the Android security patch for Android.