Android 2.1

Rumors have been flying for the past few months that Sprint and HTC would update the Hero to the long awaited Android 2.1 Eclair today - March 26th, 2010.

These rumors have been shattered today by conversations with multiple Sprint customer service reps and a posting of an internal memo by Phandroid announcing the new update date - April 9th, 2010.


While the memo lists the 4/9/10 update as "maintenance", according to an alleged Sprint employee rkendle53 from the xda forums Sprint calls all updates "maintenance", even major ones. We are skeptical but hopeful at the same time - this 2.1 update is long overdue.

So in the end we still know nothing and will be looking for any signs of official confirmations.

Update: According to some tipsters, Sprint should be sending out a text message to all customers when the 2.1 update becomes available.

  • Pavel

    Sigh, how long can we wait already? It's been months since 2.1 is available. I dont even believe its going to happen anymore.

  • Taubin

    Meh, as long as it actually releases this time... It's only 2 more weeks... I won't hold my breath though....

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Taubin, yeah well at least we know it'll be in Q2... or rather, that's what we were promised. Fingers crossed here.

  • Sean

    called bayshore NY Sprint store.. looking to buy Android phone.. the guy said they are not releasing Adroid 2.1 anytime soon..

    call the tech store for sprint.. they have only a few in each area

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That guy didn't know what he was talking about - the update is coming and very soon.

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