Google finally unveiled its Android 8.0 Oreo operating system on August 21. Being a Google platform, the Nexus and Pixel handsets from the company will be the first to receive the latest update. The latest OS will arrive on other handsets later. HTC has revealed that the Android 8.0 platform would land on three of its premium handsets soon and one of them by the end of 2017.

Which HTC handsets will receive the Android Oreo update?

HTC is among the first few companies to clearly outline which of its smartphones will be bumped up to Android 8.0 soon.

The company announced through a tweet that HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 will get the updates very soon but an exact release date remains unknown. The tweet also added that the HTC U11 will receive the update sometime in the fourth quarter of the year.

So, it is likely that both the HTC U Ultra and the HTC 10 smartphones will get the Android 8.0 OS update in the first half of 2018. The company did not reveal the exact period of time when users of these two handsets can expect the update, but nonetheless, it should be a consolation to fans and users that all three of the premium handsets from the company will soon run on the latest Android build. Other HTC devices may also be updated next year, but again, the company did not specifically reveal the name of these phones.

What to look forward to in Android 8.0 Oreo?

The latest version of Google's popular smartphone platform, Android 8.0 Oreo, adds some important features and improves upon pre-existing ones as well.

The new operating system will bring overall enhancement to the efficiency of smartphones, but apart from that, it changes some major aspects of the platform. For instance, Android Oreo will add picture-in-picture mode, where users will be able to continue watching videos even while operating another separate app.

Notifications have also been improved through the introduction of the notification dots that come up on the icon of an app when there is a notification for that particular program.

Android Oreo also comes with the support for Bluetooth 5. Even though most handsets currently do not support the feature, but in the near future almost all Android devices will likely ship with Bluetooth 5. Through Android Oreo, users will also be able to use the fingerprint sensor on their handsets to navigate and perform certain other functionalities, apart from unlocking the phone.