HTC U11 Life reloaded with Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

HTC U11 Life

HTC has rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo update for the flagship HTC U11 Life smartphone unlocked variant in the United States. Even though the latest update is meant for the unlocked model, we expect the company to push an update for the T-Mobile HTC U11 Life within the next few days.

To install the HTC U11 Life update, you need to select Yes, I’m in option from the software update page. You need to select Install now button after the software is downloaded. The download and installation process will take few minutes to complete and your smartphone will automatically restart. Your phone is ready for use after the restart.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update is being rolled out in a phased manner. Hence, it will take few days for the update to hit your smartphone depending on the region via over the air. Alternatively, you can manually check for the presence of the update by navigating to Settings | About Phone | System Updates. After visiting this page, you should select check for the new firmware option.

Before proceeding to download the update, you need to free up to 2GB storage space to avoids interruption. However, if the overall capacity of the handset is 32GB or 64GB, then you need not have to worry about storage. It is also advisable to charge the HTC U11 Life up to 90% since the overall time required to download and install the update will be very high.

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Android 8.0 Oreo features

After the installation of the Android 8.0 Oreo, you will be able to experience improved boosting, enhanced battery life, refreshed user interface. The update also includes the latest November security patch with bug fixes and improvements.

The long battery life is achieved by eradicating unwanted apps in the background. The update includes picture-in-picture functionality using which you can perform multiple tasks simultaneously. For example, you can browse the web while performing a video call. It is possible to select text just by double tapping on it with the help of smart text selection.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you can recover your device from constant boot loops in addition to the integration of security features via Google Play Protect. The purpose is to keep track of suspicious spyware activities and malware in apps.

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