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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7 Comments

1. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

wow...

2. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

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

3. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

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

4. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

5. desertmike680

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

6. IndoSlim

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

7. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 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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