HTC Hero

Earlier today, TechRadar broke the unfortunate news that HTC Hero owners in Europe will have to wait even longer to get their hands on Android 2.1 than was expected. Despite originally being expected within the next week or so, it has been confirmed by HTC that the update has been delayed yet again, this time until June. In a statement HTC said:

"HTC will be providing a free update to Éclair for European HTC Hero variants. Starting in June, anyone owning an HTC Hero will receive an initial preparatory update, shortly followed by the full Éclair update.

For the full update, we would recommend using a free Wi-Fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan, otherwise standard data charges may apply."


There is still a glimmer of hope for users outside of Europe, as the statement mentioned only ‘European variants’, so those of you across the pond may see still see it sooner rather than later, although at this point I wouldn’t bet on it.

The update is set to hit Taiwan on April 26th (unless this date has been pushed back too), which means that there is bound to be official release ROMs available for those who can’t wait until June for their update. Alternatively, if you’re too impatient to wait even another day, you can always download the leaked 2.1 ROM and see if that tickles your fancy.

Artem, who has done just that when he flashed 2.1 on his Hero, posted a great preview article of all the upcoming features right here.

HTC Hero

Source: TechRadar via Engadget

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • wec

    If anyone at HTC is reading this message, I am considering a US based class action lawsuit against both Verizon and HTC for false advertisement and product misrepresentation involving recent Eris Droid customers.

    • johnny

      and what exactly would this lawsuit be about? and what does it have to do with HTC hero?

    • Mesha

      I am very upset that Sprint continues to sell these phones knowing that they have an unresolved issue, and they fail to disclose this at the time of purchase suckering you in. All in attempt to keep up with other companies, but not providing the service we pay our hard earned money for. I saw this in a search to attempt the same thing. Im with you, please contact me.

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

        Guys, Sprint promised updates by Q2, and you'll get them by Q2.

        Just because every day there is a new rumor doesn't mean it's the truth and it's going to happen.

        So chill back and wait till they sort it out with HTC - it could just as well be their fault and not Sprint's, trying to prioritize dev to newer phones than old ones.

  • Marcus van Vogt

    Very good ROM in 2.1 for the European HTC HERO : http://j.mp/c22JRf

    A xda-developers called "Feeyo" made it.

    Tested in France with Orange.
    No Bug detected, all seems absolutely Perfect.

    If a single man can do it (Feeyo), why not HTC ?

    May be he is one of the best (sure he is), or may be HTC want to sell new phones.