Cellular South upgrades HTC Hero to Android 2.1

Cellular South has announced that the Android 2.1 update for its version of the HTC Hero is now available.

This is one of the most expected (and constantly delayed) firmware updates in recent mobile history. Good to see smaller US carriers interested in keeping their customers’ devices current, software-wise.

The update naturally brings all the goodness of Android 2.1, including, but not limited to:

  • Google Maps Navigation
  • Pinch to zoom gesture support for the Gallery and Maps
  • Simultaneous log on to multiple Google accounts
  • Location-based, full screen, real-time weather animation
  • Integrated Yahoo! Mail account support
  • Improved YouTube video playback
  • Bluetooth contact transfer support
  • Improved battery life
  • Improved search across entire phone contents in one place
  • Voice dialing and voice commands
  • many new Android and HTC widgets
  • Active call screen with speakerphone and mute buttons on screen
  • Dictionary management so you can add, delete and edit custom words used for messages and typing

If you’ve got a Hero on Cellular South, there’s absolutely no sane reason not to upgrade. You’ll feel like you’ve bought a new phone after the update.

If you haven’t already, you’ll be getting an email with download instructions. Alternatively, you can go to this link and click on “Android 2.1 update”.

If you’re interested in buying an HTC Hero from Cellular south, it’s $99 with new 2-year contracts after a $50 rebate.

Via BusinessWire

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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