Ask and you shall most definitely receive. We’ve been wondering about the status of HTC’s 2.1 update coming for their Sense-enabled Hero phones for a while now. They confirmed it was coming, but talks about a release window have been quiet. ThisAndroidLife pinged HTC and, to their surprise, received a response that gave us a pretty solid timeframe.
“Some of the phones in our Android line up including your Hero are due to receive an upgrade, and it is scheduled to be released starting at the end of April. Your phone should be upgraded Over-The-Air. You can expect a pop-up message on your phone when connected to the internet once it is ready. When the upgrade is ready, we will notify you via our website and on various social media networks including Twitter and Face book”
The end of April isn’t as descriptive as some of you might like, but at least it gives you a good idea of when to expect this (hint: it’s not mid-April). I guess a quick question can go a long way in giving an answer to thousands of people waiting to get up to speed with Android.
We’ll keep a close eye on HTC for when they do announce that the OTA will be available and we’ll notify you ASAP.
[Update]: For now, this only applies to European Heroes, but I suspect that – due to the phones being so similar – other regions won’t be far off, either.