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A Sprint Hero - Android 2.0 Challenge

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PGR, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. PGR

    PGR Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Can anyone provide a link to any forum post (in any forum), blog, tweet, article, news release, or any other communication by an official Sprint representative or spokesperson which states (or even suggests) that the Sprint Hero will be getting an Android 2.0 upgrade?

    I chose the Sprint Hero over the Verizon Droid because I read that the Hero would be getting the 2.0 upgrade. After the fact, I realized that all those claims were for the Hero in a generic sense, but I can't seem to find one single statement or even a suggestion from any official Sprint source that they are even considering the upgrade for the Sprint Hero.

    And this concerns me. I have exactly 5 days left to decide whether I want to keep my Hero or return it and keep shopping and that decision will sure be a lot easier to make if there wasn't that nagging suspicion, however remote, that we'll ultimately be stuck with a patched up v.1.5.

    So how about it? Has anyone seen any official word from Sprint about this upgrade? Anywhere? Can you provide a link?


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  2. eddieroger

    eddieroger Newbie

  3. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

    It would appear that this information was covayed via Twitter in early October ...

    Twitter / HTC: The rumors are true! Hero ...

    This is the official Twitter page of HTC. That's good enough for me. Relax.


    EDIT: Beat me to it Eddie
  4. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    before he responds, I'll tell you what he's going to say:

    that tweet says nothing about Sprint, just the hero.
  5. VoXHTC

    VoXHTC Newbie

    Joo stole the words outta my mouf!
  6. PGR

    PGR Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I saw that tweet. In fact, it's one of the things I based my choice on. But even HTC says that it's up to the carriers to adopt the update or not and I haven't seen a word from Sprint.

    Of course it's not as if it's unusual behavior for them to keep us in the dark. :mad:

  7. Alcaron

    Alcaron Newbie

    How do some people sleep at night? I get the feeling they would never fall asleep for constantly needing to get up to make sure they didn't leave the stove on, or to go check on that dripping sound so they don't wake up to a flooded house, or...

    HTC says 2.0 for Android. If your neuroses isn't sated by that then return the phone.

    I am, plainly, getting tired of reading these forums to find a million and one "I'm taking it back if..." threads, some due to paranoia, some to flat out absurdity (5,000 contacts anyone?).

    When does a carrier EVER say anything about updates. It's not their job/business. If they say yes and HTC says no...guess who wins. The Hero currently has some noteworthy known issues, so it's not seen it's last MR, and if they have to carrier test one or two more MR's judging by what we've seen so far that second MR will be the 2.0 update, which requires no less effort (they go through the whole thing) than an MR.

    Will they drag their feet like I assume they did with the MR...*shrug*

    But can we PLEASE stop the threads talking about "should I take it back"...at this point I'd say yes as a default answer just so I don't have to hear it anymore. Makes anything technical HARD to find in the sea of tripe.
  8. lldsandsll

    lldsandsll Well-Known Member

    i'm taking it back if alcaron keeps whining lol. just kidding dude.
  9. PGR

    PGR Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    My neurosis? :rolleyes:

    Read what you wrote and then ask yourself who's being neurotic. And btw, there's an app for that: Put on some soothing music and give that angry head of yours a rest. ;)

    Yer pal, Pete
  10. mercado79

    mercado79 Newbie

    No official word from Sprint, though HTC has stated that Android 2.0 w/ Sense is being rolled out to all Hero versions. It's up to Sprint to decide how/when they want to roll it out. Also, you might have better luck at Sprint's official Hero forum. One of the Admins over there has referred to Android 2.0 in the past, but again...no official word. It's just a matter of time IMHO...either direct from Sprint or via one of the custom ROMs.

    HTC confirmed to be cooking up Android 2.0 update for Hero, other devices unclear -- Engadget

    Hero by HTC:Upcoming MR for Hero in the works
  11. marcelo0292

    marcelo0292 Member

  12. 717200

    717200 Newbie

    FWIW, I talked to an advanced tech guy from Sprint about an issue I was having with the phone rebooting itself and he told me (without me asking) that 2.0 will be available after the begining of the year and most issues with the Hero should be fixed, so hang in there guys :)

    Happy turkey day all.
  13. 717200

    717200 Newbie

  14. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    hahaha, I thought it meant Mixed Results...

    lolz, just kidding!

  15. ajuarbe

    ajuarbe Newbie

    I know that everyone is anxious for 2.0 with Sense. I too am anxious, but I would rather have HTC work out all the kinks, bugs, etc before a release. If they get it right the first time all existing issues should be fixed and everyone will be a lot happier. :D
  16. americonium

    americonium Member

    Am I the only one in the whole world that loves his phone more than his mother? I really think this is the most useful phone I've ever owned. Maybe that's it, I've only owned the "free" phones in the past, but I like this one.
  17. PGR

    PGR Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Although it's second-hand information, this is the most encouraging thing I've heard from the Sprint people.

    Thanks for passing that on.

  18. CMank

    CMank Newbie

    Thank you. It's as if you opened up a window and I'm now breathing fresh air. The whole "I'm taking this phone back" is getting really old. "5 days left" and "5000 contacts" to boot.
  19. nathanotis

    nathanotis Android Enthusiast

    I hate to say this, but I'M a tech guy for Sprint (that's not the part I hate), and we don't know any more about updates that the average, non-sprint, non-tech guy user. Why people shoot off their mouths about things they have NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT (that's the part I hate), I'll never know.

    Bursting Bubbles since 1973.
  20. 717200

    717200 Newbie

    Nathan, This is what he told me, I didn't even ask about 2.0, and I have no reason to lie. I am sure he put some notes on my account when I called.

    I am glad you guys check the forums to stay connected with your customers concern, for me I am very happy with my Hero and Sprint service, keep up the good work

    All the best.
  21. nathanotis

    nathanotis Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for the kudos. The company is truly invested in improving customer service. And its a passion of mine.

    I certainly did not mean to say you were lying. In fact I shouldn't even say that your tech was lying... so I withdraw that comment. What I should have said was, "if thats a real release timeline, its not common knowledge @ Sprint".

    It's something that happens a lot... (people speaking out of turn), and I wish it didn't.
  22. Buyer's remorse hits some people harder than others.

    I can't imagine that Sprint wouldn't want to get the devices on 2.0 though. Wouldn't they want something that they could tout as running the latest version?
  23. COMOEd

    COMOEd Newbie

    I agree. Let them work out all the bugs before they send it out to us. :)

    The MR from 11/18 fixed most things tot he point where I can wait on 2.0 for a couple of months.
  24. DrSam

    DrSam Lurker

    Back in late October I contacted HTC about a 2.0 update for the HTC Hero. Here is their response via email:
    The HTC Customer Service Representative that has been handling your message would like to know if your question has been successfully answered. You can reply to or close your question by visiting:

    HTC Global ContactUs System - MainLogin

    Question Activity ID : [ 09USCW43ENA000186 ]

    If you do not respond to or close your question within 15 days, it will be closed automatically.



    We are unable to receive replies to this email account. Please visit us at www.htc.com if you have any questions or need further assistance.

    New Response From [ Samuel (North America Support (Product Info)) ]Sam,

    Thank you for contacting HTC regarding the HTC Hero.

    I understand how important it is to have the most up to date software for your mobile device. At this time we do not have any information on when or if a 2.0 release will be made for the HTC Hero. We also do not have any information on whether the device will be capable of running Android 2.0.

    Feel free to reply with any additional questions which you may have. You may wish to check out HTCwiki.com for self-help and a survey regarding your customer satisfaction!

    HTC Technical Support

HTC Hero Forum

The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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