In yet another internal memo it looks like the Sprint Hero is set to receive the Android 2.1 update in early May. According to other internal memos the Hero was supposed to have had Android 2.1 last week so we can not really count on these memos to be highly accurate. However, this latest news does come from two different sources. The guys over at Android Guys got a customer service rep on the phone who said:
Agent (Jolly K): “I am sorry for misinformation. The updates says that Android 2.1 HTC Hero is being launched in the first week ok [sic] May”
At about the same time the fellas over at Phandroid got their hands on a camera shot of a memo indicating the same thing saying the Hero can expect the upgrade to Android 2.1 in early May.
For those of you wondering what the hold up might be Sprint is notorious for their update certification process. If they even get the smallest inkling of a bug they will delay the roll out until the bug is fixed and can be re-tested. So I am assuming there was some sort of last minute bug that appeared and Sprint is thoroughly testing any patches that were put in place to correct this problem. While it might be a bit of a pain to have to wait on receiving your Android update it is much better than having several issues with your mobile device once the new OS is released.
Since Hero customers have waited this long I am sure that you can hold out for another week or two to ensure that your HTC Hero mobile phone will continue to work the way you would like it to after the release of the Android 2.1 operating system.