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The HTC U11+ finally receives its first major OS update almost 21 months after being launched

The HTC U11+ is now receiving its first major OS update in 21 months. (Image source: HTC)
The HTC U11+ is now receiving its first major OS update in 21 months. (Image source: HTC)
Android Q may be just around the corner, but HTC has finally started rolling out Android Pie to the HTC U11+. Previously slated for a Q2 2019 release, the Taiwanese company has now begun pushing out Android Pie via an OTA to handsets in its home country. Better late than never, right?

Oh, HTC. Not only did it take the company over 7 months to confirm when it planned to bring Android 9.0 Pie to its recent flagships, but it could not even stick to its belatedly announced update roadmap. Previously, the Taiwanese company had assured customers that it would start rolling out Android Pie to the U11, U11+ and U12 starting in Q2. It even doubled down in May, reaffirming that the U11+ would start seeing Android 9 from late June.

Well, Q2 has been and gone without the U11+ receiving even a sniff of a major OS update. Just when many U11+ owners had probably given up hope of seeing Android Pie on their handsets, HTC has decided to quietly roll-out Pie to the almost 2-year old device. One caveat. It is only currently available in Taiwan. Not even HTC Taiwan has posted anything about the Pie update for the U11+, so we are none the wiser when the company plans to release the update globally.

According to a post on XDA Developers, the update introduces a dark mode, while Settings and the Quick Settings pull-down menu have been given a refresh. HTC has removed Google+ from BlinkFeed too following its shuttering by Google. If you are looking out for the update on your device, then it carries the version number 2.15.709.1 and weighs in at a hefty 1.45 GB.

(Image source: @sardroid)
(Image source: @sardroid)
(Image source: XDA Developers - gortys)
(Image source: XDA Developers - gortys)
(Image source: XDA Developers - gortys)
(Image source: XDA Developers - gortys)
(Image source: XDA Developers - gortys)
(Image source: XDA Developers - gortys)
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Alex Alderson, 2019-07- 8 (Update: 2019-07- 8)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.