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Sprint  HTC Hero and Samsung Moment Android 2.1 in May
Last Updated: July 31st, 2011

An internal Sprint memo has surfaced showing a new early May release date for both HTC Hero and Samsung Moment Android phones, jonathan76888 on AndroidForums found out.

The memo looks quite legitimate and this time actually lists 2.1 as the update target, compared to the one from 3 weeks ago that referenced a "maintenance release" and promised an April 9th date (followed by rumors of April 16th, all false).

The wait is almost over, guys. In the meantime, I have flashed my Hero with the 2.1 firmware leaked recently and have a very detailed post with all new features and a ton of screenshots coming up in the pipeline.

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  • Chad

    How is this delayed again? They've been telling us early Q2 for a long time... Get your facts straight.

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

      Q2 started on April 1st, and there have been plenty of rumors about pretty much each of the April weekends, so "delayed" in this case refers to the expected (rumored) release dates - I should have made that more clear.

    • zxcv01

      The new title looks better.

      Maybe this time this is going to be for real, eh?

  • Chad

    Looks better =] And yes, Q2 starts April 1st, but Sprint and HTC haven't directly contributed to these rumors. Thanks for the info though!! I'm getting excited for the "real" 2.1 to hit my phone!

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/Xenplex Xenplex

    Ok, I'm in disorder.
    Does the upgrade comes now just for the Sprint Edition or for both?

    And well, I hope it's worth the patience.

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

      This one is regarding the Sprint Hero as it's showing up in the Sprint's system.

      The non-US Hero could manage to get its update this month still.

  • miguel2658

    I have just chatted with Sprint (online chat) the representative confirmed that the android 2.1 update for the HTC hero CDMA will be released early May, but did not give me an exact day.

  • zack the mac

    All these internal memos are BS. I just called Sprint and they still say by the end of April.

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

      Well, let's see who is right. A lot of times the left hand doesn't know what the right one is doing as far as customer service reps go.