In emailing HTC in regards to the update they responded with the same generic response they give to everyone that the 2.1 update is scheduled to be released in late April. So I decided to ask a different question and I got an interesting response: My Question: How come the Sprint version of the Hero is able to receive a 2.1 android update ahead of the European GSM Version? Their Response: New Response From [ Victor (North America Support (Tech)) ] Hello ******** Thank you for your reply about getting the Android 2.1 update for your device. The Android 2.1 update for the European devices is scheduled to be release around the same time that the update is pushed to other Hero devices. HTC Technical Support Victor I am just letting all the other HTC Hero fans know. It is possible that the 2.1 update will be pushed out on April 9th with Sprints update. Who know? Please don't respond with animosity, I am just relaying the message and letting the readers decide. Lets hope that we all will be receiving the update on that special day!!! God Bless!!!