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Latest HTC Sense and Android 2.1 Coming to all HTC Hero Devices !

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    Even though nexus/desire (the same phone, different markets) has more power under the hood, I'd go for the Legend with its sexy body design and trademark (and more subtle this time) chin.
     
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    HTC just tweeted saying,

    BTW Droid Eris, Sprint Hero, AND HTC Hero in Europe/Asia...I can now tell you that
     
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    Hurrah! (Just didn't say when, though)
     
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    yay....I am soooooooo happy :)
     
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    The thing is, I think the Hero with the Sense UI is awesome anyway.

    I hear all of the fuss, but what is the main difference or changes?.... I already run Modaco 3.2 and it's faster than the stock Roms.
     
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    No news here there..
     
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    the date is what's missing! :rolleyes:

    cmmon HTC
     
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    Apparently now April.
     
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    This is great news considering all the hype, but I do wonder if 3 UK will bother. They didn't seem very forthcoming with the idea of providing customers with the new firmware when I asked them about future updates the other day. Hmmm.
     
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    Don't worry about that, the call centre don't have a clue about the stuff they already have let alone the future. lol
     
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    Seriously your kidding? We were led to believe it was mid march.

    I know its only 2 weeks but its now getting beyond a joke.
     
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    Lol! Yeah, they've been pretty hopeless whenever I've asked anything remotely technical. :D

    I'll probably take the plunge and root the phone if they don't provide an official patch. The slim chance of bricking it has scared me enough not to do it so far. I only got my Hero last Friday.
     
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    T-mobile have confirmed April 2.1 for Hero.

    They also confirmed March 26 for Desire :-D - I have upgrade on 25th! Oh yes! 2 phones, Hero (2.1 in April) and the Desire good times!
     
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    From a Hero user's point of view, frustrating if it has been put back further.

    From another point of view, if you are releasing at least 2 handsets with the new version of Sense UI, do you want them to be slightly undercut by an existing handset? I'd doubt it, which now leads me to believe the Hero update will follow a week or so after the Legend & Desire are launched.

    Yes, you may think they'd want to reward existing customers with a tasty new update, but remember, we aren't paying for the update, so they may as well go all out on advertising how awesome the new version of Sense + 2.1 is on their latest handsets before updating one that is 6 months old.

    Ben
     
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    It jus seems like a p**s take. Nokia did that with the 5800 ME, they released a new update for it in november. my sim free one didn't get the update till feb. HTC have done exactly the same thing.
    Oh well the important thing is that 2.1 is not gonna be rushed. Its frustrateing that again we are going to have to wait. I just hope its not delayed again when we get to March.
     
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    They mention Europe and Sprint USA Hero's are getting an update. Any idea when will Telus Canada Heros are going to get the update?????????
     
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    yea when are they going to do Canada.
     
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    Just wish HTC would submit a launch date and stop with all the rumours. Pick a date whenever it will be and bladdy stick to it!! Simple
     
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    I completely agree with you there. I'd rather not hear anything about it untill they know they can release the product.
    Similar to what Bungie do with their games releases.
     
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    Have read this thread and searched around but I have some questions, if I may.

    Currently my HTC Hero is on Android 1.5 and I'm not sure what version of Sense.

    Will the update take me to Android 1.6?
    Will Sense also be updated at the same time?
    When is this all important update coming?
    Will my phone automatically update or do I have to download/find it?
    Does the update come from my provider (3 / Three) or direct from Google?
    Isn't there a compatibility issue between Android and Sense if one is updated and the other isn't, and vice versa?

    I think that's all. Thanks for any feedback, and so sorry if these have been answered before.

    Lettuce
     
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    Will the update take me to Android 1.6?
    No, it will be Android 2.1, as it said in the topic title ;)
    Will Sense also be updated at the same time?
    Yes, Sense has been updated in order to run on top of Android 2.1.
    When is this all important update coming?
    Several sources (including T-Mobile UK) are saying some time next month, although HTC themselves are being quiet on the matter.
    Will my phone automatically update or do I have to download/find it?
    Depends on your network provider. Mostly, updates have come as an program that you run on your PC to update your phone, although rumours suggest that some providers will be doing an Over The Air(OTA) update, where your phone will download the update automatically.
    Does the update come from my provider (3 / Three) or direct from Google?
    It will be from 3.
    Isn't there a compatibility issue between Android and Sense if one is updated and the other isn't, and vice versa?
    Yes, hence the wait for the update while HTC update Sense to run with Android 2.1.
    Hope that answers your questions :D
     
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    Vortex, thank you very much sir.

    Lettuce
     
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