Proper Euro Android 2.1 HTC Hero update due end of June

June 16, 2010

HTC has confirmed that the Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero owners will come in two parts. One smaller part (that appears to be rolling out now) and the larger Android 2.1 update that the company says will “follow towards the end of the month”. Looks like at least another week’s wait then. Check out [...]

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Euro HTC Hero Android 2.1 release imminent? Smaller OTA update released

June 15, 2010

HTC have always commented that it will release a small ROM update for the HTC Hero before we see the much-awaited Android 2.1 release. Well according to the support pages, HTC has released a “Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) client update & YouTube player Update” that should be hitting Hero handsets right now. This could mean that [...]

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Competition: Win a 3200mAh HTC Hero Mugen Power Battery

June 14, 2010

We have up for grabs a 3200mAh Mugen Power battery for the (GSM) HTC Hero smartphone that retails for $79.95. If you’re interested to know a bit more about the battery, you can check out our review here. To enter the competition all you have to do is leave a comment below. We will pick [...]

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Éclair update for GSM HTC Hero’s rolling out today (well at least in Asia)

June 4, 2010

It would seem that the long wait for the Android 2.1 for GSM HTC Hero owners may finally be over. HTC has confirmed over its Chinese Plurk account that the Android 2.1 update will be rolling out on June 4th (i.e. today!) What it doesn’t confirm is whether this is for Asian HTC Hero handsets [...]

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Android 1.5 on HTC Hero benched against Éclair and Froyo

May 25, 2010

There has been a lot of buzz about Android 2.2 (Froyo) over the last week or so, with one of the major improvements being a performance increase. Whilst Sprint HTC Hero owners have been lucky enough to get the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update to lessen the pain, GSM HTC Hero owners are still waiting. To [...]

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Sena UltraSlim Pouch Review for HTC Desire

May 23, 2010

It is a bit of a dilemma when you have a sleek, thin touchscreen phone. You want to protect it, but you may not want to buy a case that doubles the size of the handset. This is exactly the case with the HTC Desire, it houses a gorgeous 3.7-inch display and is one of [...]

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HTC Hero unlikely to get Froyo update

May 21, 2010

It seems a bit silly talking of an Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the HTC Hero, when Android 2.1 (Éclair) update has only just started to hit handsets (at least in the US). However, for those of you wondering if HTC will release the Froyo update for Hero handsets then the answer is most probably [...]

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Sprint Hero Android 2.1 update finally released!

May 19, 2010

This is the day a lot of HTC Hero users have waited for, well at least those in the US. Sprint has officially released the Android 2.1 update for the Sprint HTC Hero. The new update will also bring updates to the Sense UI, enhanced corporate email support as well as a number of minor [...]

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Sprint Hero Android 2.1 update leaked?

May 15, 2010

There’s word on the street that the Android 2.1 update ROM has been leaked for the Sprint HTC Hero. The update is for the CDMA version only, not the European GSM version. The update is rumoured to launch in the next few weeks, but if you can’t wait that long you can find the leaked [...]

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Sprint Hero Android 2.1 update now due on May 21?

May 12, 2010

Okay, I am officially getting bored with the speculation surrounding the Android 2.1 update for the HTC Hero and today we have another date to add to the mix. There is another Best Buy screenie doing the rounds that suggests the Android 2.1 update for Sprint users will now land on May 21. Yes, you [...]

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

May 8, 2010

After 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 [...]

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Sprint HTC Hero Android 2.1 update landing on May7?

May 5, 2010

The Sprint Hero Android 2.1 update may finally be coming in two days time. Judging by a leaked Best Buy screen shot it appears that the update was delayed by a week and it will finally be launching to customers on Friday May 7. The update is expected to be wired rather than OTA, but [...]

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Most Android users still running v1.5 (Cupcake)

May 4, 2010

In the latest stats that show the breakdown of how many people are using different versions of Android, you may be surprised to know that Android 1.5 is still the most prevalent. According to the statistics, 37.2% are running Android 1.5, with Android 2.1 in second place at 32.4%. Android 1.6 isn’t far behind at [...]

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Best Buy cuts Sprint HTC Hero to $49.99

May 3, 2010

With the advent of newer and more powerful handsets around the corner like the HTC EVO 4G, some retailers are cutting prices of older handsets to spur demand. If you are in the market for a new handset, but don’t need the latest and greatest, then Best Buy is offering the Sprint HTC Hero for [...]

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Android app installation onto memory card “coming soon”

May 1, 2010

One of the big benefits of rooting your Android handset is the ability to use something like Apps2SD to install applications onto your memory card instead of the handsets built-in storage. However, it appears that Google may be planning official support for this function. The Google Android Code page has seen the status of issue [...]

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