I think we’ve all accepted that the Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero handsets is not landing this month. April is looking more likely as per our last post and that rumour seems to be gaining ground.
A member of the xda-developers forum called yrreP has posted what he says is the Android 2.1 update schedule for HTC Hero handsets. He claims he was privy to this information from an “email at work”, although doesn’t say exactly where that is. Either way, I don’t see any reason why he’d be lying.
The schedule points to the fact that HTC Hero sim-free handsets will get the update on 2nd April, with T-Mobile UK/Germany and Orange updates coming on the 16th April. If true, it means the mobile operators have minimised the release gap, something that both operators were criticised over last time round.
This seems to be a European schedule only, so no word on when Sprint users will be getting it, but hopefully it won’t be too far after. You can check out the list in full after the cut.
HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update Schedule
HTC EU (Nordic/Greek/RUS/UKR/SA) 2010/4/2
TMO – UK TMO 2010/4/16
UK/ES Orange 2010/4/16
TMO – DE TMO 2010/4/16
SFR signature Orange 2010/4/22
ZA(Vodacom) HTC 2010/4/22
H3G UK H3G 2010/4/22
HTC BE HTC 2010/5/4
HTC TUR HTC 2010/5/4
TMO – PL TMO 2010/5/10
TMO – HU TMO 2010/5/10
TMO – MK TMO 2010/5/10