Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to HTC 10 on Sprint

If you happen to own the HTC 10 smartphone on the Sprint network, be on the lookout for a major update to be available for your device in the next few days. Mo Versi, vice president for product management at HTC, tweeted out last night that the carrier had granted approval for the Android 8.0 Oreo update on the device, making it the first major wireless carrier in the U.S. to give the go-ahead to HTC to update the device. According to Versi, the update will start rolling out on Monday.

The HTC 10 is an older device dating back to 2016 when it was released as HTC’s flagship that year. When launched, it came with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board. Getting the Android Oreo update is a nice final step for the device and demonstrates HTC’s commitment to meeting a two year update target for their top models.

The HTC 10 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and comes with a 5.2-inch screen surrounded by what would now be considered huge bezels. For consumers who got the device on a two-year contract, they are likely still making do with the smartphone. While it may not “wow” in terms of hardware any longer, owners will at least have the latest and greatest in Android operating system versions.

source: Mo Versi (Twitter)


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Brian Sayatovic

    So Sprint is getting the OTA before Unlocked’s get the OTA???