Android 2.1 Update for Hero Confirmed for March

At least for Irish carrier Meteor's users

HTC Hero, one of the nicest mobile phones delivered to the market during 2009 with Google's Android operating system on board, seems scheduled to receive an update to Android 2.1 sometime during March this year. The handset has been already expected to receive the software upgrade from its maker, but no exact time frame for the move was unveiled up until now, though rumors suggested February will be the lucky month. However, Irish wireless carrier Meteor said recently on its forum that the Android 2.1 upgrade for Hero was to arrive on in March.

“Just got another update on this and HTC have said they are releasing 2.1 on the Hero and we are hoping to have this availible by the end of March. This will be available via the HTC website and we are also looking at other ways to make this update easier to access for our customers. As soon as I hear any more on this I'll let you all now becuase I know the release of 2.1 is something that everyone is looking forward to,” the said forum post notes.

The 2.1 version of Google's Android operating system has been delivered to the market in early 2010, when it arrived on Nexus One by HTC, the first mobile phone to be sold by Google themselves. Ever since, Android users around the world have been wondering whether their handsets will be upgraded to the new platform iteration, and those owning an HTC Hero seem to be among the lucky ones.

Currently, the HTC Hero runs under the Android 1.5 Cupcake platform version, as its maker hasn't provided users with an update to newer flavors like 1.6 or 2.0, both of which are already available on the market. Even so, the handset vendor announced officially that Hero would skip 1.6 and 2.0, and that it would receive an update to 2.1, but hasn't provided an exact time frame for the move. Hopefully, things will go according to plan, and Hero owners out there will taste Android 2.1 in less than two months from now.

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