Earlier this week during a solar eclipse, Google finally unveiled the name of the next version of Android, calling it Oreo. Later, it released images for its Nexus and Pixel devices, and confirmed a number of OEMs that would be supporting the new version of the OS.
HTC was one of the first to say which of its devices would receive the update, confirming that the U11, U Ultra, and 10 will get Oreo at some point, with additional details and devices to be announced soon. Today though, the company provided more details on the timeline, promising that the U11 will receive the update first, in the fourth quarter of this year, followed by releases for the U Ultra and 10.
While the tweet earlier this week could be interpreted as HTC having more devices to announce that will get the Oreo update, this one sounds a lot like the company will have devices to launch with the OS pre-installed. It could be a hint at the upcoming Pixel phones from Google, which HTC is rumored to be manufacturing.
The planned rollout is similar to what the firm did last year with Nougat, updating its current flagship, the 10, first and then later bringing the OS to the One M9 and One A9.