HTC in August announced that the HTC 10, U11 and the U Ultra will all be updated to the latest release of Android. Today, HTC has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for its 2016 flagship, the HTC 10. This update will be rolling out in phases over-the-air (OTA). However, it will only be available for the unlocked variants of the smartphone.
The software version 3.16.617.2 as reported by AndroidPolice includes default features such as Instant Apps, new Quick Settings menu, Notification dots, Picture in Picture (PiP) mode, Smart Autofill and much more. Additionally, the security patch has also been upgraded to the latest one.
To check if your HTC 10 smartphone has received the update or not, you can go to Settings > About Phone > Software updates > Check for updates. If your device hasn’t received it, and you can’t wait, HTC has also released a RUU package of 1.8GB on their official website, through which you can install the update manually. However, be careful while manually installing the update, as it can wipe all the data from the smartphone. We recommend that you first take a backup of the smartphone before running the update process just to be safe.
HTC 10 is the second smartphone from the company to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update after the HTC U11, which got updated in November. The bad news here for HTC 10 users might be that Android 8.0 Oreo could be the last major Android update their smartphones will receive, as most manufacturers only provide up to two years of Android updates. However, there is still a ray of hope as HTC hasn’t officially said anything about it being the last.