Cellular South Offering Android 2.1 to HTC Hero
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. Hero owners will need to download the software from Cellular South's web site and install the software via microSD card.
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.
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.
Dec 11, 2009
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.