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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stimulatedboredom, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. stimulatedboredom

    Thread Starter

    I noticed an update for Google Maps to 3.2.1. Being on the Hero, GM is pre-loaded and I don't know how to update it to the new version (since it's not listed in my Market downloaded, being that it was pre-loaded on the phone).

    Does it automatically do it, or do I have to uninstall and grab the new version from the Market?

    I went into the settings, but there was nothing there to check for updates, just 'Latitude' and the other standard options.


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  2. romeosidvicious

    romeosidvicious Android Enthusiast

    You can't. The new version is 1.6+ only.
  3. pdragon

    pdragon Android Enthusiast

    I believe it's for Android 1.6 or later, so we will not be getting it unless they make a 1.5 version.
  4. stimulatedboredom

    Thread Starter

    Well, that explains it then. Thanks guys.

    If they keep coming out with these updates for 1.6+ (i.e. Maps, Goggles etc) and they are going to make me start getting itchy for the new 2.0 (or 2.0.1) update sooner.

    Was fine with waiting, but if they are going to flaunt new toys in my face...
  5. etbrandt

    etbrandt Member

    I think you guys are confused. You should be able to hit the install button on market, and it will uninstall the pre-loaded Gmaps and install one that will show up under "my downloads". Probably doesnt matter for now though, I'm willing to bet it won't be upgraded before we get 2.0

    EDIT- They are right as far as the update with nav is for 1.6+. Im just talking about getting it on your list in market...
  6. Puffy

    Puffy Newbie

    Sprint is always behind the curve...:mad:
  7. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    This is true. When I first purchased the Touch Pro, everyone was saying that Windows 6.5 was on the way. Well that never happened. I imagine we will never see an official OS update for this phone either.
  8. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

    HTC... SPRINT... Are you listening???
  9. troyboytn

    troyboytn Well-Known Member

    Well.......Sprint absolutely never listens and I'm beginning to believe that HTC is about the same.
  10. mattcoz

    mattcoz Member

    They're working on it, be patient. Good things come to those who wait. ;)
  11. troyboytn

    troyboytn Well-Known Member

    I truly hope that you are right. I just feel that as paying customers...Sprint and HTC owe us in return, the respect of at the very least, giving us a time frame of when.
  12. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

  13. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    Omg... phone is out a month... they have already released a maintenance update for the unit, which surprised the hell outta me. You say what proof? Well then, what proof is needed? What proof they're not?

    Anyway, I too was on the WinMo platform waiting for the updates that never came to be. From either Sprint or Palm... I am convinced there is something different going in here with all the new efforts at customer retention, new front line handsets, even customer service has changed a little bit too. So, I am of the glass half filled mentality with regard to the New Sprint...

    lol... oh, by the way the phone is HTC's but designed to work on the carriers network. The phone is not Sprint's... (see Eris)
  14. Sound like a bunch of school girls bitchin...just give it some time good things will happen.
  15. mysticmead

    mysticmead Android Expert

    providing a time frame when dealing with software is a BIG way to get people pissed off. If Sprint (or anyone) were to say you'll get the update by the 1st week of January and it didn't come out until the 2nd week there would be people screaming at them for not making good on the deadline. The company I work for won't give a firm time frame for any software updates simply because a bug can pop up at the last minute and set it back 3 months..

    sit back... relax... the updates will come when they get here in the mean time, read the transcript from the chat with David Owens.. VP of Consumer marketing for Sprint.. Chat With Buzz: David Owens Chat Transcript - 10/29
    the second question was about the 2.0 update for the hero and moment.. He doesn't say WHEN it'll happen, but he does say it WILL happen
  16. Puffy

    Puffy Newbie

    So has anyone dl'd the new Google maps and does it work?:thinking:
  17. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

    Seeing how this a Hero section, no and no.
  18. Puffy

    Puffy Newbie

    So you have not downloaded it, and you know it will not work? How's that?
    We know this is the Hero section we all have them here... am I missing something in translation?
    I speak all five of the southern languages fluently.;)
  19. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

    Did you read the second post in this thread? Since every Hero that is not rooted has version 1.5 and the update to Google Maps is only for versions 1.6 or higher by deductive reasoning I figured no one downloaded it and it does not work. :rolleyes:

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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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