Sprint Hero and Moment Won't Get Android 2.0 Until 1H 2010
Dec 11, 2009, 4:51 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Today Sprint indicated via its Twitter account that the Samsung Moment and HTC Hero will definitely receive an Android 2.0 update. However, the update won't be available until some time in the first half of 2010. Verizon has said that the HTC Eris (Hero variant) will receive Android 2.0 or 2.1 in "early 2010". Android 2.0 will give all three of these devices many new features and update existing apps.
Phone Scoop takes a hands-on look at the new HTC Hero Android phone for Sprint in this video. The hardware feels great and HTC's Sense UI allows for lots of personalization of the phone.
Sep 3, 2009
Today Sprint announced that the HTC Hero Android phone will be available for sale starting October 11 for $180 after rebates with new agreement. The Hero, first announced earlier this year, has HTC's customized Sense user interface and tight integration with Google services such as Gmail, Maps and YouTube.
Jun 24, 2009
HTC today announced a new software interface for its phones called Sense, available on "all new HTC devices moving forward", as well as the first device to use it, an Android-based smartphone called the Hero. Sense includes a "Scenes" feature that lets you configure different modes for the whole interface, such as work mode and weekend mode.
Jul 21, 2010
Cellular South today announced that customers with the HTC Hero can download and install Android 2.1 Eclair on their devices. Aside from all the new features found in Android 2.1, (Google Maps Navigation, pinch-to-zoom, Yahoo Mail support and better battery life) the update also includes the newest version of HTC's Sense user interface, better corporate email support and a number of bug fixes.
May 19, 2010
Today Sprint informed owners of the HTC Hero that they can now upgrade their devices to Android 2.1. Aside from all the new features found in Android 2.1, the update also includes the newest version of HTC's Sense user interface, better corporate email support and a number of bug fixes.
Android is a mess, and this is why it's going to fail.
The worst part? A lot of these devices won't see Android 2.0. So if I buy a new Android handset today, what are the odds I won't see Android 3.0? This is why there are no best-of-breed Android apps.
An iPhone from 2007 is still able to run OS 3.0 (not with all the features but that's a helluvalot better than what G1 owners currently get). The same goes for a Palm Pre.
Every phone OS has its own strengths and weaknesses... even the precious and mighty *cough* *cough* iPhone.
More bad news for Sprint...
Sprint, this is your flagship phone. You've got Android, but with VZW's giant marketing push you're left carying the also-ran Android hansets on an also-ran platform. How the hell is Sprint able to sell ANY smartphones?
I bought (or attempted to buy) a friend a Palm Pre for her birthday and had to deal with 15 minutes of not one but TWO Sprint employees telling me not to get it because they're "really crappy." Ended up not even bu
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