Sprint now gives vague ‘Q2’ release for Hero Android 2.1 upgrade

by Hero on May 8, 2010

in Firmware,News

Sprint HeroAfter rumours were dashed that the Sprint HTC Hero would be receiving the Android 2.1 update on 7 May, Sprint has given official word on the update. It has released a short statement via the Sprint community site and twitter that basically says the update is “on track” for a Q2 release. This probably points to a June release in line with the supposed European Hero release.

Sprint also gave a hint of some of the troubles in releasing this update and the subsequent delays incurred. “Sprint had hoped to have this resolved by now”, but exactly what they had hoped to be resolved isn’t made clear. The one positive to come out of this is that they are reiterating a Q2 release, I’d be very surprised that we’ll see further delays given that we are already half way through the quarter. Mark June in your diaries and don’t expect it to come out earlier.

“Official Sprint Statement: Android 2.1″

Hello Community Members,

We wanted to let you know that Sprint continues to work closely with Samsung and HTC to deliver the highly anticipated Android 2.1 upgrade for Samsung Moment and HTC Hero. We are on track for the upgrade to be available in Q2. Sprint had hoped to have this resolved by now – we thank our customers for their patience as we work to bring them a positive experience with this upgrade.

Sprint Twitter

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tom May 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM

1st :D ..
Anyway, although i’m a g2 user, I don’t think all these delays would bring ‘positive experience’.

2 Vlad May 8, 2010 at 4:12 PM

this Q2 sounds like Qnever

3 Joe in Pa May 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Anyone who has problems with this phone should file a complaint with their state Attorney Generals Office. My Hero will not receive mms pics or videos. The phone is not working as advertised. More complaints are stronger in numbers. Usually you can file a complaint on your states website.

4 A. User May 8, 2010 at 8:36 PM

The local Best Buy now quotes an internal email saying May 21 (for sure?)

5 Chris May 9, 2010 at 2:52 PM

@Vlad … True that!!! , better off just getting the NexusOne saves waiting around >.>

6 phil May 10, 2010 at 4:41 PM

You cannot believe any of this. Just like a politician.
Anyway by the time they release the upgrade I will have purchased a non HTC product.

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