Orange HTC Hero finally gets Android 2.1 by the end of the week
Oh, the HTC Hero Android 2.1 update saga. It’s back, but probably living its last days.
Unlocked HTC Hero devices got their Android 2.1 love last month, however operator-specific versions were (as always) left out at that point.
Just a month later, Orange and HTC have announced that the much-anticipated Android 2.1 update for Orange-sold HTC Hero smartphones will hit customers’ devices by the end of this week.
The usual about having to test the update across many European markets was given as the reason for the delay, but that shouldn’t matter anymore. What’s important is that if you have an HTC Hero from Orange, you’ll finally be running a rather recent operating system version.
If or when the Hero will get Froyo…that’s another story, with no answers for now.
I wouldn’t hold my breath though, since the Hero is a year-old device, and HTC have only guaranteed Android 2.2 updates for their smartphones released this year.
Be that as it may, Android 2.1 is still a huge improvement over the 1.x the Hero came with, so you should naturally apply the update as soon as it’s available.