Yet, another relase-date for Androind 2.1 for Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rdelfin, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. rdelfin

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    According to Engadget, April 26 is D-day:

    HTC Hero update to Android 2.1 on April 26th in home country of Taiwan -- Engadget

    That's ONE MORE MONTH... you're not the only one thinking it.

    And not that I feel entitled to demand (let's not forget HTC never made any promises), but is it just me or is this eternal waiting game getting ridiculous to the point that is even worse than Ryan Seacrest's teasing techniques?
     

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  2. Squiggy

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    Can anyone confirm whether or not it would be beneficial at this point to move to Taiwan in order to get 2.1?


    ;)
     
  3. walkinhotdog

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    it sounds legit, but then again engadget also gave us the rumor bout mid-march and it never came. seems more like never xD i shud send my grandma in taiwan my phone and tell her to update it for me lol
     
  4. capuman

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    Im sure i read somewhere it would be coming to Europe mid April though. So maybe thats just the release date for Taiwan specifically.. *heres me hoping*
     
  5. Jaffa

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    The problem being... People get their hopes up based on rumour and speculation, then the rumour changes and people feel like HTC are letting them dowm, untill I get an official date from HTC im hoping for nothing!
     
  6. Anthony1

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    Exactly. The question thus remains: Why is it that HTC seems to be completely incapable of giving a solid official release date?

    The rumours and the speculation have the 2.1 update happening any time between next week and the beginning of May. I'm willing to bet that one of them is right, therefore it's going to be relatively soon, therefore it's pretty much ready and HTC know when they're going to release it. So why can't they simply tell us?
     
  7. david83

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    Oh dear. You've got yourself over excited based on your own assumptions which are based on rumours, and then you're disapointed when nothing materialises.

    Here's the reason why there isn't an official release date - because HTC arn't ready to announce a release date. They're probably still testing it.
     
  8. andy d

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    I watched an interview with HTC CEO Peter Chou one of his comments was that it was vital for HTC to get more customers and keep them.
    One of their sayings is that they listen to what the customers have to say and act on it.

    Well they need to start reading their own publicity.
     
  9. david83

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    Hence the reason they are updating the Hero. As a huge corporation I think it's pretty decent of them, they could have easily not bothered.
     
  10. Anthony1

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    And where did I say I was getting 'over excited'? Making your own assumptions now are you?
     
  11. JimR123

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    I just wish people would stop posting "2.1 release data" threads, and getting me all unnecessarily excited.

    I'm not expecting a release until HTC officially announce it will be so.

    I've never known any release to be hyped up so much. Perhaps HTC marketing are taking notes from Apple. Just suggest by Twitter that maybe something will be released at some point in time, and let the rest of the world do the advertising for you via unfounded rumors.
     
  12. wuthton

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    I've sold my Hero and bought a Desire.

    Should have been coming tomorrow but HTC have delayed the release until next week, getting 2.1 seems to be like chasing rainbows.
     
  13. dannywooly

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    What was the swap price? Im thinking the same!
     
  14. mirose

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    Could it be that HTC is awaiting the release of Desire before they release the update to the Hero in order not to risk that many choose to keep an recently updated hero? just a thought.

    In Sweden we are getting rumers every day now about Hero update and we are looking forward for the Desire release on the 8th of April. Placed an order for the Desire today and hopefully i will be satisfied.
     
  15. Jaffa

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    Currently Hero's are going on Ebay for around
     
  16. Zbig

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    Am I the only one here who thinks that's exactly what it is all about? They've just released two brand spanking new phones. The latest and the greatest version of the OS is one of their selling points. Why on Earth would they risk of even the slightest adverse affecting the potential sales of the Desire and Legend by releasing the upgrade now? Right now would be the worst possible moment from their business' point of view. I want the update too but I'm not surprised at all that they rather wait until anyone who thinks of going your way, does that.
     
  17. wuthton

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    I got
     
  18. tuahogary

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    I completely agree with you. If they release the update now, then the beautiful legend & desire are no longer the top dogs in the mobile phone market at the moment :rolleyes:
     
  19. aidan257

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    I really can't see why on earth the Legend & Desire would be "out classed" by the Hero. Its the old hardware. Both Legend & Desire are brand new hardware. So keeping us old customers waiting it a bit OTT.
    I for one can't afford to upgrade to the Legend/Desire & i absolutely love my Hero i just wish it was a little quicker. I'm really looking forward to this update. I totally agree that having several threads about 1 thing is taking it a bit far. Can't we just have all this in 1 thread so we don't have to sift through pages of them.
     
  20. tuahogary

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    Well, nobody said they'll be 'outclassed'. I meant they wont enjoy the privilege of being the only phones with the latest Android OS in their first week of release. The Legend is not much better than the Hero, at least some might think its not worth the additional
     
  21. andy d

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    Looking at some of the comments on this and other threads it would seem phone owners are quite happy to bin their phone every in order to get the latest HTC incarnation.

    I'm beginning to understand why Apple are so successful with their iphone.
     
  22. Jaffa

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    They are bining it fir another HTC not an iPhone. Must say something I guess.
     
  23. rdelfin

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    I have quite a different impression: Whenever there's a new incarnation of the iPhone (original model, then 3G and then 3GS), a great chunk of owners jumped on the renewal wagon... but that's only my impression (don't have actual evidence of it)
     
  24. Slug

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    Of course it is. It's called "marketing". :)
     
  25. andy d

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    But how long has 3gs been out ?.
     
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