US unlocked HTC U11 Life receives Android 8.0 Oreo update

The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC U11 Life is rolling out starting today. As always, it may take a few days (or even weeks) for it to reach every single device out there. If you’re confused because you thought this handset actually launched running Oreo, read on.

While the international Android One version of the U11 Life did have Google’s latest tasty treat pre-installed, that wasn’t the case for the HTC Sense-infused units sold in the US. These have been offered either unlocked, or by T-Mobile.

The unlocked US units are the ones that are now being graced with Oreo. Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, has announced the rollout through his Twitter account. There’s no word yet regarding those phones sold by T-Mobile, but presumably the update should reach them in the near future as well. At least with the unlocked U11 Life, HTC has managed to keep its promise of delivering Oreo within 30 days of the handset’s release.