Android 8.0 Oreo is coming to the HTC U11, U Ultra, HTC 10, beginning with U11 in the fourth quarter of this year, the Taiwanese tech giant has confirmed.
“We're excited to bring Android 8.0 to the HTC U11, U Ultra, & 10, beginning with U11 in Q4. Stay tuned for more Oreo details & new products!” HTC tweeted from its official Twitter handle.
HTC also announced to bring Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant to its U11 smartphone. But does a smartphone need three assistants? You may think like this but for HTC having three virtual interfaces on board is not an overkill. The company views these three as complementary. While the in-house Sense Companion is non-chatty and displays reminders based on a user behaviour, Google Assistant helps you simplify tasks and Alexa? Well, that offers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice.
Earlier this week, Google has officially launched Android 8.0 Oreo operating system globally which brings a ton of great features such as picture-in-picture, autofill, integrated Instant Apps, Google Play Protect, faster boot time, and much more.
Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P builds have already entered carrier testing and will be in the pack of first devices that will get updated to Android O, alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player in the next few weeks.
To prevent unintentional overuse of battery and memory, Android O now comes with new limits on background location and wi-fi scans and changes in the way apps run in the background. And in the Play Console you can now see aggregated data about your app to help you pinpoint common issues - excessive crash rate, ANR rate, frozen frames, slow rendering, excessive wakeups, and more. You will also find new performance profilers in Android Studio 3.0, and new instrumentation in the platform.
According to market research firm Gartner, globally Android-based smartphones have surpassed iOS with a market share of 87.7 per cent, with the latter accounting for 12.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2017.