After a few swings and a whole lot of misses, we’re now getting a new date for the supposed (and I use that word very strongly) update for the Sprint HTC Hero. A lot of windows have been missed, including a May 7th date that would’ve helped to soothe the pain of many Hero users out there, but it appears HTC wanted to make some last minute changes, causing a delay.
Now, a new date has been set. By Friday, May 21st, Best Buy will be able to assist customers in-store to get their update to Android 2.1. Notice the word “by” so we could be seeing the update sooner, if true (wouldn’t get my hopes up, though). The news comes to us through another internal screen (sent to AndroidCentral via an anonymous tipster) from Best Buy informing employees on the status of the update.
I reckon this is the last shot for some of you either looking at the HTC EVO 4G, or looking to move to a different carrier altogether. Just remember that HTC are the main ones responsible for engineering the update, so Sprint shouldn’t be held completely responsible for all of these delays. We’ll be watching closely between now and next Friday to see if you guys will finally get the delicious Eclair you’ve been waiting for.
[Fun side note: May 21, Android 2.1. Connect the dots.]