After what seems like an eternity, the Sprint HTC Hero is finally updating to Android 2.1 Eclair.
Despite having released as Android 2.0 back in October 2009, and an eventual update to 2.1, Sprint users who have the HTC Hero phone have had an excruciatingly long wait to receive the update. Partly because of the Sense UI (User Interface) that HTC places over the operating system, and partly because Sprint does extensive testing before it will release an update. Considering the phone released on Oct. 11, 2009, the wait was all that much more painful as the releases were so close together.
Unfortunately it looks like owners of Hero handsets in Europe still don’t have the update, and there is no word on when they may see it.
Sprint customers in the United States can head over to Sprint Support to learn what they need to do to install the new operating system, but be warned the download site is being slammed hard in these early hours.