Sprint to employees: No Android 2.1 in March, check again in April

Sprint to employees: No Android 2.1 in March, check again in April
A memo to Sprint employees from headquarters might make owners of the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment a little bit peeved. According to a Sprint employee hanging out at the xda-developers CDMA Hero forum, the pin-dropping network has told reps to let their customers know that the rumored March 29th Android 2.1 upgrade for the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment, will now be out in the coming weeks. The exact wording of the memo was, "Let your customers know that we are actively working on having the Android 2.1 platform available to our Hero and Moment customers over the coming weeks. Look for more information coming in April about Android 2.1 platform for Hero and Moment." The rest of the memo tried to pump up the carrier's employees by reminding them that the Hero was recently nominated by About.com readers as their favorite smartphone for the 2010 Readers Choice Awards. That news might not exactly placate them, but things could be worse. They could be DROID owners who twice were so close to Android 2.1 that they could taste it, and came away empty handed both times.

HTC Hero CDMA Specifications | Review
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source: xda-developersforum via AndroidandMe



1. scottmbolt unregistered

Well, its a little annoying, but I am sure they are not holding back the upgrade just to be "dicks" about it. There must be bugs and glitches, and its better to have those worked out first. I just want to be able to run apps made for 1.6 and higher, and experiences the 2.1 interface. But I won't bitch and moan like many people after me will. I just hope Sprint is right when they say they are "actively" working on it. Oh, and so true about the Droid thing too. Those people have had 2.1 dangled in front of their faces from a string.

2. ogfish

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

The date of the 26th for Sprint was originally found on HTCs website

3. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

you guys think any of the carriers have anything to do with GOOGLE working with MoTo and HTC and Samsung to develope the new 2.1? hahaha right....

4. scottmbolt unregistered

How would you know? You sit in your mom's basement eating Doritos, chugging Mountain Dew, and playing World of Warcraft all day and night.

5. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Follow this website and you'll see an episode of equals three staring him. http://www.youtube.com/user/raywilliamjohnson?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/9/GJkaIEGH84k. Also check out his other episodes.

6. Nobodey

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 03, 2010

*Eyes his Hero angrily* I don't need my Hero to be the best android phone out there, just not one of the worst..

7. markemark11

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

could care less now about 2.1 hitting my hero because its EVO time this summer baby!

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