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HTC Hero getting Android 2.0 Eclair update, keeps Sense UI

29 October, 2009 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC Hero getting Android 2.0 Eclair update, keeps Sense UI - read the full textHTC 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...


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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

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

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.

Google Navigation !!! come on. people are mad about not being able to use this application on the new HTC hero, when the the phone havent been that long on the market. i wont get into comparing the iphone with adroid because i think is pretty dumb bringing that discussion since they both have nothing to do with eachother but iphone is a good example on how their updates work. it would be nice for all the devices to support the new OS at the same time as soon as it comes out. the sad part is that on android this is quite impossible since the specs on every android phone change.

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  • 2009-11-03 04:33
  • 4PF6

hi ...i m waiting 4 new htc touch & pro .......same like nokia n97........
can some one tell me witch websit is to know upcoming cell phones v can c.....

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  • 2009-11-02 07:54
  • vGCv

Hi, will HTC Dream get the Android 2.0 upgrade as well?

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  • 2009-11-02 03:29
  • P53w

Re my previous post, does anyone know if the upgrade will enable DivX playback and poor MP4 & FLV playback?
I'm looking for my next phone to have Android or maybe Maemo as it's O/S, but would prefer to get a handset that already has been roadtested and any bugs removed. I did try out the Hero a few weeks ago and was impressed with it's interface, but I want substance as well as surface when shelling out for a high-end smartphone, so want as many features as possible - ie decent web browers, multimedia playback, a-gps, etc

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  • 2009-11-01 21:25
  • 3pcg

HTC Devices are not bragging about the camera functions, HTC is one of the best phone makes around, get one play with it and you will see why they are so good, and what's wrong with changing the ROM quite often? its fun to see what the phone can do, Yeah the N900 great no mms and i bet you took the mick when the iphone got released lol.

HTC Rock what ever device whether it be WM or Android i have 1 of each and my friends are amazed at what they can do compared to there, Nokia's, Samsungs, & Moto's or S/E's.

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  • 2009-11-01 14:54
  • n5g2

Some people will never be happy with progress. SMH...

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  • 2009-10-30 21:41
  • F4LT

I know that this is not the right place to document it down but since it is related to Android 2.0 you might be interested to know a change made on Sony Ericsson's what's nnext page that lead to youtube and X10 looks pretty neat piece of work in that video.

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  • 2009-10-30 19:56
  • uCwx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-30 11:51 from wrnu - click to readno.. but its nice to have the newest software available... i think you have a few issues.

just a shame htc is a little slow at keeping up.
be nice to have pictures whilst browsing the android store :)

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  • 2009-10-30 14:43
  • M3s@

> In reply to GAZ cpw @ 2009-10-30 11:18 from M3s@ - click to readare you mad? do you like to update every week..? get a life, man.

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  • 2009-10-30 11:51
  • wrnu

i guess the hero is skipping the 1.6 update???
shame... would have been nice to see a progression :(

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  • 2009-10-30 11:18
  • M3s@

Android is getting popular this days. i was planning to buy a windows mobile 6.5 this year but the introduction of android 2.0 looks promising. i will buy an android if its looks like a htc hd2 taht would be awesome.

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  • 2009-10-30 02:51
  • w0PJ

Sweeett...! :)

I'm also busy at the moment.. introducing to all my friend how good my Hero is.. and they are too mostly astoniched by it's openness and 'blame' me for caught them to Android google, and they can't go back from it.. :P

Surely there's gonna be a lot of people will put their eyes on HTC Hero and other android's devices from now on.. (there's a lot of people doesn't even have a clue who HTC is, particularly in my country).

A happy Hero user and I'm not the only one..! :D

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  • 2009-10-29 23:01
  • sEEe

greeaat news, i wonder how long im gonna have to wait to get from t-mobile uk

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  • 2009-10-29 22:55
  • 3Jmj

> In reply to nigredo @ 2009-10-29 20:52 from TXFg - click to readHTC sure does it, i have not an HTC device but i like them, i suppose they don't pretty good quality pictures. They just have to improve its' camera and maybe an AMOLED display :) would be awsome.

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  • 2009-10-29 20:59
  • PYN8

YES! Can't wait to update my Hero with it! HTC knows how to please their fans!

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  • 2009-10-29 20:52
  • TXFg

> In reply to Mark @ 2009-10-29 19:22 from 3pcg - click to readIn fact i got a 16gb memory card in mine so ur info is totally wrong. cant beat the Hero, its just too good. update will def make it more superior :)

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  • 2009-10-29 19:53
  • M3s@

Does the update address any of the Hero's shortcomings that were covered in GSM Arena's review; ie the poor MP4 & FLV playback, lack of DivX/XviD support, bluetooth file transfer, etc?
If so, I might be tempted to get one despite the lack of camera flash, TV-out, voice dialing and fact that it only takes a 8gb MicroSD card (?!?)...
(Erm, on 2nd thoughts maybe I'll just wait for the N900, lol)

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  • 2009-10-29 19:22
  • 3pcg
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I cant wait for this me dearsss!!

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  • 2009-10-29 19:20
  • mqDG

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