I know, I know we have reported on several different occasions that HTC Hero owners would be getting the upgrade to Android 2.1 soon. It was originally thought that Hero owners in Europe would be getting it in the April, followed by Sprint users in the U.S. But the date has come and gone and no update for the HTC hero has appeared. This has all just fell apart, fast. There seems to be no way around the bad news. As I just spoke about the constant Android 2.1 update drama in my last post, we more fuel to add to the drama fire. Seems in a letter just received by our friends at Pocket-Lint, HTC has confirmed what we were all dreading. No Android 2.1 update till June.
“HTC will be providing a free update to Eclair for European HTC Hero variants. Starting in June, anyone owning an HTC Hero will receive an initial preparatory update, shortly followed by the full Eclair update. For the full update, we would recommend using a free wi-fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan, otherwise standard data charges may apply”.
The horrible news so far only applies to European Hero owners, but past rumors show that the order of the update starts in Europe, then ending in the U.S. Again this supposed update order is all rumor, but there has been no word yet from Sprint on a time frame for Hero users in the states. Again the whole update process has been handled horribly, this by HTC. There is just no way of knowing the thought process behind HTC decision. Soon as I know more I will keep all you readers update. All I can say is stay positive, there is at least official confirmation that you will be getting the Android 2.1 update. For now.