When HTC announced the HTC U11 Life about a month ago, it promised the device wouldn't be stuck on Nougat for long and would get Oreo soon. That was actually one of the positive points in favor of the U11 Life when David reviewed the phone, but as it turns out, many OEMs are using that strategy to avoid the requirements of Treble support when launching with Oreo directly. I don't know if HTC falls in that category, but it sure smells like that is the case.
Anyway, the good news is that the Oreo update is starting to roll out today to the unlocked HTC U11 Life in the US, according to Mo Versi. That puts the US version of the U11 Life on par with the Android One version that launched in the rest of the world with Oreo on board from day 1.
HTC u11 life unlocked customers! You're next with Oreo! It's available to download starting today! Thank you!
— Mo Versi (@moversi) November 30, 2017
We still haven't seen any screenshot of the update, so we're not sure how much it weighs and what the security patch level is, but if the recent Oreo update for the regular U11 is anything to go by, you should expect over 1GB in size and a November patch. If you have a U11 Life, check for the update if you haven't received the notification yet and do let us know. If you can also verify the state of Treble support, it'd be great.