New HTC Hero ROM reduces lag [Video]

by Hero on August 20, 2009

in Firmware, Hands On, Problems, Video

New HTC Hero ROMWe already know that an update to the HTC Hero is due in a matter of weeks that is supposed to address performance issues. Now, Paul over at MoDaCo somehow managed to get hold of the new ROM and promptly shot a video on the improvements seen.

Paul demonstrates a speedier menu browsing along with smoother panning between homepages. The new ROM also gets you Java on the handset. This will be a welcome update for many, but it could still be a few months away according to Paul. This conflicts with what Slashgear were told i.e. that the update was due in the “coming weeks”.

Having watched the video ourselves, I couldn’t see a notable improvement in speed over what my current G2 Touch delivers. For some reason, it does seem that some people’s handsets are slower than others, which is perhaps why we’ve seen such conflicting reviews. Either way, we’re eager to test the update ourselves as soon as it’s live. Check out the video after the jump.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Petri Teittinen August 20, 2009 at 9:57 PM

My Hero is about as smooth as the one in the video. Huh.

2 Ryan August 21, 2009 at 6:55 PM

There is so many other bugs I’ve found such as: Bluetooth problems – Works perfect upon entering car, when I leave the car and later come back, it won’t connect unless I shut off the phone or turn on/off bluetooth. Problem with the phone determining which source to use for Data. I’ll leave my Wifi house and 10 min later it still won’t pick up data from the network. Many of my phone calls will just hang up on the second ring and sometimes there will be a loud constant BEEEEEEEEEEP.

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