[Update: Rolling out in US] HTC U11, U11+ and U12+ will get Android Pie by Q2 2019
Even with the Android Q developer preview set to drop anytime now, there are a variety of manufacturers that merely don’t have sufficient units operating the present software program.
[Update 08/22]: Finally, the HTC U12+ is getting the Android Pie replace within the US. That is way, far later than HTC initially promised however you may be completely happy to listen to that firmware model 2.51.617.1 is now heading out (by way of sardroid).
At 955MB, that is fairly a giant replace. Although that’s to be anticipated with this being an enormous leap from Oreo to Pie. Check out the changelog under to see all of the core upgrades on this fairly essential replace.
[Update 08/01]: After slightly wait, the complete Android Pie OTA is now rolling out throughout Europe for the HTC U11, with affirmation coming by way of the /r/HTC subreddit, the place several posters have shared screenshots of the 1.31GB replace on their U11 units.
If you haven’t already, it could be worthwhile heading to your gadget Settings > System updates to test and see you probably have the OTA ready to be downloaded and put in. There isn’t any signal of the U11+ and U12 updates at current although.
[Update 07/08]: The Pie replace is now rolling out to the HTC U11+ in Taiwan after Twitter person @sardroid confirmed the OTA hitting the gadget. Like the U12, it’s a sizeable 1.45GB with all that Android Pie goodness. Expect the worldwide rollout imminently.
— Hubert (@sardroid) July 8, 2019
[Update 07/01]: After a while ready, the Android Pie replace for the U12+ has now begun in Taiwan (by way of XDA Developers). Twitter person @sardroid shared a screenshot of their gadget with the Android Pie OTA within the technique of downloading.
The full changelog doesn’t provide an excessive amount of data past BlinkFeed eradicating Google+ as a result of service shutting down earlier this yr. At 1.06GB, the Pie replace isn’t small however neither is it as huge as some main overhauls we’ve seen from Samsung and co in current months.
HTC has a historical past of releasing updates in its residence market forward of a world rollout, so whereas this isn’t notably fascinating for homeowners exterior of Taiwan — it does level to a wider rollout within the coming weeks. Stay tuned for a full OTA coming to your U12+ quickly although.
— Hubert (@sardroid) June 29, 2019
That stated, the HTC U11 Life is a part of the Android One program and did obtain an replace as way back as November 2018 would you consider. That isn’t a let off for HTC by any stretch, however regardless of shrinking market share, they’re doing their utmost to maintain updates rolling out.
We nonetheless haven’t been capable of even get our palms on any of the units in query, however would love to have a look given the Android Pie replace can and does change numerous handsets on the market merely on account of the overhaul it will probably deliver.
No doubt these updates might be dripping in HTC’s Sense UI, but it surely’s a fantastic disgrace seeing one of many actual forerunners of ‘premium’ Android smartphones merely drop off because it has lately.
We needed to share the standing on the Android 9 replace. HTC is at present engaged on making certain the replace is appropriate with our telephones & we anticipate a launch for U11, U11+ & U12+ prospects beginning Q2’19. Exact timing defers to operators’ availabilities in several international locations.
— HTC (@htc) March 11, 2019
Fingers crossed for anybody on the market with the HTC U11, U11+ or U12+ will see Android Pie within the coming months.