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  1. Sosumya

    Sosumya Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok, why can't I find this for my Hero? Google Goggles Visual Search

    I got really excited about this app but the market can't find it. Thoughts?

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  2. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    I have posted on at least 2 other threads about this same thing. It could be your location or your Android Version.

    You can try searching "google" in the market and see what comes up.

    I would recomend doing a search of the forums before posting next time. Tat may be why you havent gotten an answer till now.
  3. Sosumya

    Sosumya Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The whole 20 minutes it has been here? i did search but meh. thanks anyways.. I didn't see any in the sprint hero section.

    from searching it may seem to be a 1.6/2.0 only app. (for now)
  4. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    Sorry about that. I missed read the time untill I seen your reply.
  5. Sosumya

    Sosumya Newbie
    Thread Starter

    its all good.
  6. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Yeah, only for 1.6+
  7. Thetaman

    Thetaman Android Enthusiast

    That sucks! Would have been nice to know that in all the articles written about it recently.

    Guess all is good if it works for the Droid, nobody cares about the rest of us? :(
  8. BrianR

    BrianR Member

    Yeah, that is what is starting to get really annoying with new Android developments. Everyone keeps pointing to certain quotes regarding certain dates for certain Android updates, but none of them EVER specifically refer to the SPRINT Hero. It's always "HTC Hero". And then Goggles, and other new developments - they say it's available, and it IS, but not for US.

    I was in the anti-whiner, pro-WAIT FOR IT camp, but it's starting to annoy me.
  9. boi_HeRO

    boi_HeRO Lurker

    yea man tell me about it. if its finally starting to annoy you, check out their tweet about the hero, HTC (htc) on Twitter , "Believe it or not, I STILL can't say anything more about Eclair coming to Hero. Working as fast as we can, promise!" .now that really annoyed me, how is it that verizon can announce an update for the eris when the hero was released much sooner. and no word from sprint whatsoever. atleast give us a time frame sprint.
  10. troyboytn

    troyboytn Well-Known Member

    Im right there with you BrianR, it truly getting to the point of ridiculous
  11. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

    HTC...SPRINT...Are you listening? :mad:
  12. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    THANK GOD I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO UNDERSTANDS THIS! It's a Sprint device and Sprint must make the decision - HTC can make the decision about all the other Hero's in Europe and that's what they twitter about.

    Anyways for everyone who is frustrated please see my thread:


    I am trying to get as many people to twitter to SPRINT about this situation. In an attempt to get them to at least acknowledge if they are even going to update this phone.
  13. BrianR

    BrianR Member

    I also believe in the power of Twitter - I have been a part of it for some nice corporate coups. I also believe that sending messages to the corporations through Twitter is a very effective PRO-ACTIVE means of effecting change.

    I am enjoying my phone. I dont LOVE my phone. I have ZERO EMOTIONAL feelings towards my phone, as many in other threads have expressed. I am actually very disheartened to experience all the fanboyism here, both in the ANDROID forums and specifically the SPRINT HERO section. I waited a long time and chose Android over iPhone as one of my biggest annoyances in life are both Mac and iPhone fanbois. There is nothing more annoying that someone that is BLINDLY loyal to ANY brand or product. They are just THINGS and just TOOLS to get things done. And I assure you that this Hero fanboyism is just as disgusting as all the iPhone fanboyism. BOTH are ********.

    I am also a big believer in BUYING THE PRODUCT YOU WANT/NEED. Dont buy something that you HOPE will be SOMETHING ELSE someday. Dont buy a STILL camera that you HOPE will someday be a VIDEO camera by means of firmware updates. Dont buy a phone and then months later complain that it isnt something OTHER than what you bought. You bought a Sprint HTC Hero. Dont cry when it has SenseUI. Dont cry when it isnt a Moto Droid. Dont cry when you see how much more you would like the Bravo/Passion. You bought a Sprint HTC Hero. YOU made that choice. Stop the f*cking whining and enjoy the phone.

    But this is my problem: I WAITED to buy this phone -a phone that I enjoy - until I heard what I needed to hear, and that is that it would be getting the 2.0 upgrade. I didnt buy a 1.5 HOPING someday it would magically become something else - I WAITED until I heard that it WOULD happen. And I bought. But here's the the problem: the information is changing.

    There is A LOT of "Hero" news. There is very little distinction regarding how much of that is SPRINT HTC HERO news, and how much of that is Euro GSM Hero news. At this point, it's hard to get ANY Sprint Hero facts. everyone has the rumors they've heard, everyone has a source to quote, and everyone has an "it's coming, calm down." But as the research is made, and the quotes are quoted, there is never any mention of "SPRINT HTC HERO". Just "Hero".

    Just a week, or maybe even days ago, I myself said "Have patience. It will come. You can wait another week." I THOUGHT I was the voice of reason. I wasnt. I was the voice of HOPE. And as we've learned over the past year, HOPE alone yields few results.

    Let me also say that I agree that firmware should be released when it is ready. I dont believe in releasing a buggy product only to get it into the marketplace early. WAIT, and get it RIGHT. I also dont believe in empty promises. I work in an industry that has all these things: companies that remain silent; companies that promise the world, but then take FAR longer than promised to release a product (has anyone here ever heard of Red Digital Cinema?); and then there are the companies that release buggy products only to issue eternal minor changes to try to fix all the problems. Some people are correct: it is in Sprint's best interest to NOT promise something that they might not deliver on time.

    I AGREE. However, it IS in Sprint's best interest to say this: "Yes, Sprint's HTC Hero WILL be receiving an Android 2.x update (or even 1.6). While we would like to give a date for this update right now, we are not currently in a position to do so, but we promise you, as our loyal customers, that we are working hard to stand behind our handheld devices and to deliver you the most current and up to date user experience. It WILL happen, and you are in store for a real treat when the update is ready." Or some such TRUE bullsh*t along those lines.

    Or, if the Sprint HTC Hero CANNOT be upgraded to 1.6 or 2.x, then they should SAY it. "We are sorry for any misinformation that may have been spread regarding the Sprint HTC Hero. The Hero is a fine and capable handheld device, featuring both great Android and Sprint special features, however it will remain an Android 1.5 device." blah blah blah and other such bullsh*t.

    But we, as consumers, that have paid A LOT of money, deserve AN ANSWER. Not empty promises they might not be able to keep... JUST AN ANSWER.

    And I think Twitter is a great way to get that answer. Like I said, I have personally seen it happen before.

    Here are the two tweets I sent today:

    @Sprint @HTC When is the Sprint Hero going to get an update? $180 for a month old phone & we dont get Google Nav, Goggles, & more.


    @Sprint @HTC It makes for regret to hear about all the new Android features that we cant use/access on a brand new phone. #sprinthero

    In 140 chars, it's hard to get a good message in, but try to include as many individual HASHTAGS as you can. Yuo dont want to piss them off, you dont want to get all threatening, but part of what affects the change is if the hashtags start to TREND and so random, normal people, following trends will start to see NEGATIVE comments regarding their products. It's the same effect as talking loudly in the story about bad customer service - you get your problem resolved so A) it doesnt impact other customers and potential customers, and B) It gives Sprint a change to SHOW both customers and potential customers that they like to solve problems. Let's give Sprint an opportunity to solve this problem, and let's give them the opportunity to do it PUBLICLY.

    If you ARE NOT a Twitter user, then just ignore Kenny and me. It's no big deal. You think Twitter is just a punchline on Conan O'Brien. I assure you it's NOT. But that's fine. But if you ARE on twitter, then just cut/paste one of my tweets above and send it along. Or write your own. Dont BOMBARD - just let them know. And please share your original tweets here in the forum so we can also cut and paste and send them.

    I believe that a 2.x update is in the future. And the Sprint HTC Hero is a great phone. But it doesnt hurt to give the companies a little feedback.

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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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