HTC Hero getting Android 2.0 Eclair update, keeps Sense UI

29 October, 2009 | Comments (31) | Post your comment

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI

HTC are taking care of their existing Android devices - first it was Sense UI for the HTC Magic, now we hear that the HTC Hero is getting an Android 2.0 update. There's no specific timeframe for this update but at least it will be global, unlike the (so far) Taiwan-only Sense UI update for the Magic.

HTC have already confirmed to be working on phones using Eclair and Hero owners will be pleased to hear that they're getting it too. HTC are currently busy with porting the Sense UI to the new version of Android, which saw plenty of changes under the hood, so they need to rewrite things and get them tested.

The update will be available for all versions of the Hero - since the Hero is not a "Google" phone there are no licensing restrictions in its way to getting the update - exactly the thing that stands between the Magic and Sense UI.

Poor HTC Magic owners are yet again put in doubt - the hardware should be able to handle Android v2.0 as it's mostly the same as the one in the Hero, but HTC didn't mention plans for such an update. The devs over at will probably create a custom ROM anyway, so if you're not afraid of modding your keep an eye on them.





HTC Hero getting Android 2.0 Eclair update, keeps Sense UI - reader comments

  • sick of sprint

Ya this is a joke if sprint dosent get 2.x for the HTC hero by the 10th then I'm gonna down grade my phone then root it then get a custuom mod of 2.x that works fine just dosent have a working camera.

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  • 2010-01-07 02:32
  • IFZc
  • magic owner

Probably the dream will not be able to handle eclair.. i am dying to try eclair on my magic.. hope it ll be a downloadable file this time, i hate the ota..

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  • 2009-11-12 08:51
  • 2LKx
  • ferscho

is not about being mad, is about not being able to use the newer applications that are comming out. no one would mind keeping the same operating system if all the applications that google is offering will work on every single OS released. Googl...

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  • 2009-11-03 04:33
  • 4PF6