HTC Hero to get Android 2.0

htc-heroHTC have announced that they are to make an update available for the HTC Hero brining it up to Android 2.0 (Eclair). The statement said that the only delays at the moment are relating to the Sense UI…

“Yes, we are working on an Eclair update for the HTC Hero. Because Eclair is a significantly enhanced release, it will require some time to update Sense for this new version of the Android OS. Please be patient while we work to provide you with a tightly integrated experience like the one you are already enjoying on your Hero.”

It’s not clear yet when this will happen and how it will be rolled out on to different carriers, but the good news is that we wont have to spend money to upgrade if all goes to plan.

If the HTC Hero gets the Android 2.0 upgrade then it might actually be possible for the older Android phones to also be updated as Hero uses the same processor as the Dream and Magic. It’s early news at the moment but keep your eye open for more HTC news relating to Android 2.0 in the near future.

Via: Engadget


  1. Qiuzhuang Lian says

    Yes, please help us on this. We really need HTC Hero running in android 2.0.

  2. I plan on purchasing this phone come December when it finally becomes available here in the U.S. I am also happy to have read today that they are soon releasing a firmware update to fix the sluggishness that had been reported in reviews.

    I do have one major concern. I am switichin gover from Windows Mobile. I am a big Microsoft supporter but I just couldn’t deal with Windows Mobile anymore. I did like however how I could sync my contacts and Live Mail account with my phone effortlessly. Is there any app available or in the works to support Microsft Live Mail and contact sync? I do not really use my Gmail account. And I have read about the forwarding option.. But I’d really just like to be able to put my preferred E-mail account on this lovely phone.

  3. J. Trent Vines says

    You can put any POP3/IMAP server on the HTC Droid’s Mail, it even supports the exchange server. You would set your preferred account up just as you would in Outlook 2003 or 2007, just make sure you have you settings correct and you won’t have any probs. I get my company e-mail via my HTC Droid… They’re Google based, but probably not quite as much as you are expecting… Good luck and I hope you end up getting one, because iPhone is ridiculous in their 3G Service areas, so we need to see more folks buying Droid based phones so that more cool apps will be developed… I am on the VZW network and I love mine, esp the “Visual Voicemail so you don’t have to phone *86 everytime you check a msg. Instead, you can just go to the VVM app and hit the play button and you’re listening to it, plus it does a much better job of picking up foriegn wi-fi routers than does my iPod touch… All in all, I give the phone about a 7.5/10 RIGHT NOW, but it has plenty of potential to be a 10 in the future…

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