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Android 2.1 update for Sprint's HTC Hero delayed until May 21?

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Android 2.1 update for Sprint's HTC Hero delayed until May 21?
The ongoing speculation surrounding Sprint's HTC Hero status for receiving Android 2.1 may make some owners weary as dates have constantly been changing. The latest date now points to May 21 as an internal document to Best Buy employees shows that the update is being delayed until then. Primarily viewed as one of Sprint's most upfront and direct partners, it would seem likely that there is some validity to all of this. Now that Sprint officially decided not to take part with the Android 2.1 powered Nexus One, it'll still be some time before Sprint sees the HTC EVO 4G hit the scene before they can lay claim to any Android 2.1 smartphone. While we still wait for word about the Samsung Moment's turn in the spot light, hopefully everything pans out with the May 21st date for the HTC Hero.

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source: Android Central

Android 2.1 update for Sprint's HTC Hero delayed until May 21?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


wow...

posted on 12 May 2010, 08:11

2. crappypunk (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


yeah, but they haven't done the Moment either, this isn't a manufacturer issue.. Sprint is doing this

posted on 12 May 2010, 08:47

3. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)


I agree with oh well I'll have my evo soon after

posted on 12 May 2010, 16:11

4. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


It's not like Sprint is doing this to piss their customers off. They just want to make sure that all the bugs are worked out before they release the new updates. In turn this will cause less headaches for both Sprint employees and customers.

posted on 12 May 2010, 18:11

5. desertmike680 (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Yeah in turn it will cause less headaches for us Sprint Service techs too!

posted on 13 May 2010, 12:47

6. IndoSlim (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Nov 2009)


How is it so hard for sprint to get this working correctly when I've had 2.1 on my hero for weeks now working great! It's not perfect, but the bugs it does have are barely noticeable. I hate things that don't work properly so for me to endorse this (DamageControl v2.08!) is saying something. If the guys at XDA-Developers can get 2.1 working this well, why can't Sprint? I wonder if it's because sprint just wants to make sure it has all of it's garbage pre-loaded crapware working correctly. I don't tweet, watch nascar, or need to look up NFL stats on my phone (all of which of course I've already removed woohoo! Thank you XDA!). But I wouldn't be surprised if that's what it was.

posted on 13 May 2010, 18:36

7. phonedemocracy (Posts: 98; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


You have nothing to back up anything you're saying. Sprint will release it when its ready. Noone cares how early XDA gets a working copy if its not ready and not easily loadable, they should take their time with it.

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