Sprint HTC Hero owners are now officially in the game with Android 2.1

Sprint HTC Hero owners are now officially in the game with Android 2.1
Sprint HTC Hero owners should look fast with eyes wide open because the day has finally come after numerous delays and hope slowly fading into the sunset with each passing of grim news. Android 2.1 and all of its goodness is now in full effect for these deprived owners who managed to stick with the device in the wake of many Android 2.1 devices being released into the market. Naturally one would fine all of the neat refinements expected out of Android 2.1, but of course HTC Hero owners can specifically look forward to the newest version of the Sense UI, improved corporate email support, and the usual mix of bug fixes to iron some things out. However, the process in installing the update will require you to connect the smartphone to your computer as opposed to having an over-the-air process – you'll have to install the update with HTC's Sync software.  Nonetheless, we'd imagine that it would be the least of worries for these owners who've been almost in the dark about the eventual arrival of Android 2.1.

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source: Sprint & via Phonescoop

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14 Comments

1. scottmbolt unregistered

fuuuuuuuck yeah!

2. boriqua2000

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

so when is 2.2 coming out for the Hero?

9. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

probably this fall

3. mr. anderson

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

numerous delays and several 2.1 devices being released? theyve said 1h10 all along and there have been a grand total of 2 devices released with 2.1 (and only three upgraded to 2.1 i believe [could be wrong on that,] two of which came within the last week.) lets be a little more dramatic here, phonearena

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Pretty sweet. Now I know upgrading a device from 1.5 and 1.6 to 2.1 is a big step cus the versions are not compatible with eachother. But going from 2.1 to 2.2 that seems like it would be something more easily worked in. I guess my real question is, with how so many phones are being upgraded to 2.1 should we expect the occational coming of 2.2 for them? Or is it going to be another G1 thing where they make it require a certain hardware makeup to continue getting updates? Cus I have a G1 and a Cliq XT, I know Moto plans an update to 2.1(with Motoblur) for the Cliq XT, but I'm not holding my breath for the G1.

5. huntcarter95

Posts: 2; Member since: May 19, 2010

Well this update would be good except for it will not let me use software because I am running Windows 7 and not XP or Vista...

6. hallfrankg

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

Funny All I run is Windows 7 Installed the upgrade with out any problems

8. huntcarter95

Posts: 2; Member since: May 19, 2010

Really?! Where and what did you download because it will not let me.

10. jeryzkid22

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

You need to download the HTC Sync too before the phone can connect.

12. jeryzkid22

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

www.sprint.com/downloads and follow the link to HTC to get the sync software.

7. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

ok does the 2.1 official rlease any different from the Ruu leak

11. jared5604

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 31, 2008

No, it's the same sofware version, I've been running it for a week, smooth as glass...

13. pompeii_11

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 2010

The version I downloaded from the HTC website wasn't worth s**t. Use the version from Sprint. I think 2.1 done stretched the life of my Hero another year. Me likey !

14. johnivan

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 2010

And what about the non-Sprint/European version of the HTC Hero. Any information about a release date for the update :)

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