After taking quite a long time working on a stable release, HTC has finally started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie update to HTC U11 users in Europe. The European release follows suit after the update was first rolled out to the U11 users in the firm’s home country, Taiwan.
Going by the changelogs, the new update will install Android 9.0 Pie on the handset and comes with several system enhancements. It also removes Google+ from HTC’s media aggregator Blinkfeed, which makes sense as the search giant had already bid adieu to the social media platform in April this year.
The update is reportedly available for download only in Switzerland, Belgium, and Italy as of now, however, we expect other European countries to follow suit anytime soon. It is pretty big at 1.31GB so we recommend you turn on your WiFi for downloading; it’s always a good idea to backup your important data and to make sure your phone is at least 60% charged before you start the installation process.
Released back in June 2017, the U11 features a 5.5-inch screen with a display resolution of 1440×2560 pixels, houses a Snapdragon 835 chipset along with 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of storage (expandable up to 1TB via microSD). Other specs of the handset include 16MP front-facing camera, single 12MP rear shooter with dual-LED dual-tone flash, and 3000mAh battery. It originally came running Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Available sensors include front-mounted fingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyro, compass, and proximity sensor. Connectivity options include WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB 3.1 Type-C port.
HTC has previously confirmed via Twitter that they’re working on Android Pie updates for HTC U11, U11+, and U12+, and the users can expect the final build to hit the devices starting from Q2.