We reported yesterday that some folks with the HTC Hero through Orange were already receiving the first half of the two-part Android 2.1 update, and now it looks like the actual 2.1 part of that update could be rolling out as early as next week. Orange issued the following official statement on the matter:
“We apologise for the delay in Orange Hero customers receiving their Éclair update. Testing the update across European markets took longer than anticipated. However, we hope to receive final approval by the end of the week and Orange handsets should start updating from next week.”
Boy, the Android 2.1 update for the Hero has been one, long, drawn-out saga of empty promises and perturbed customers, but it looks like it may finally be drawing to a close for many owners of the handset. We really hope nothing like this happens when it comes to updates to Android 2.2 and beyond. Is that really too much to ask?