HTC sets timeframe for Hero Android update
Éclair 'preparatory upgrade' due in June
HTC's anticipated update that will take its Hero smartphone to Android 2.1 will now not appear until June.
Originally expected in February this year, the upgrade was subsequently put back a month. It didn't show up in March.
But this week, HTC released a statement saying that it will provide the update for 2.1 - aka 'Éclair' - for European Heros free of charge.
"Starting in June," it said, "anyone owning an HTC Hero will receive an initial preparatory update, shortly followed by the full Éclair update."
Let's hope 'shortly' is exactly that. ®
Hmm what are they waiting for..
I thought maybe google nav (non beta), but as it's a global release and it's only the UK that just received google nav, then doubt it's that.
Currently using villain rom that's based on the HTC sprint port, and it's very quick and easily the best rom I have used so far, I bet most people would be happy if they released this!
I got bored of waiting and installed 2.1 yesterday. Once you know what you're doing, it's fairly simple, but not for the faint hearted. If you can't afford to replace a bricked phone, I'd suggest waiting another two months (at least!)
2.1 seems slightly quicker on the Hero, has Google Nav (the main selling point), voice activated dialing and a few extra goodies. Someone has compiled a rom with HTC's SenseUI (have a look over at androidforums) which works well!
Another let down...
Can't say I'm surprised. HTC continues to let us down.
Seriously considering going down the root route now.
(except my magic is VodaNZ branded, so I'll have to wait even longer)
XDA, here I come....
I think I may be following you soon... have been putting it off as I wanted to wait for the official update before flashing a custom rom but looks like it isn't gonna turn up any time soon...