updated 02:20 pm EDT, Fri March 26, 2010
Sprint to bring Android 2.1 to Hero in April?
A leaked Sprint memo and some information from an unnamed tipster have indicated on Friday that carrier Sprint will release an update for its HTC Hero handset on April 9th. An anonymous tipster told this fix will actually be the Android 2.1 update, which will bring faster performance, far more features, and software fixes. This includes but is not limited to an issue with Sprint Picture Mail where incoming messages appear as a link instead of a thumbnail image.
Back in December, Sprint promised the Hero, along with the Moment, would skip over Android 2.0 altogether in favor of Android 2.1 from the current 1.5 build. Other than that, the early April release will also match the provider's promise of delivering the update in the first half of 2010.