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Question about Android 2.0

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PeteIRL, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. PeteIRL

    PeteIRL Lurker
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    I'm thinking about buying a HTC Hero, sim-free. I just have a question about the upcoming release of Android 2.0. If I were to buy a Hero now, the version of Android would be 1.5 or 1.6. When Android 2.0 is released, will I be able to get it on the Hero I buy now? Will the phone go from 1.5/6 to 2.0 easily? I know HTC are working on Sense for 2.0, but I presume that'll just be a firmware update.

    Sorry if this seems like a noob-ish question, but I'm no techie when it comes to HTC and Android!

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

    Android 2.0 is already released.
    If you buy a new HTC Hero it will has an Android 1.5(HTC will skip Android 1.6)
    When HTC will finish polishing Sense UI for Android 2.0 everyone can update it.
    We all hope that it will go easily but I think that all information will be erased from your phone after update so it is recommended to make a backup before.
  3. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Spoke to orange today and they are talking early 2010

    Which in my book is a waste of time.
  4. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

    I don't see relation between Orange, HTC and new Sense UI with Android 2.0.

    So how they can talk about anything?
  5. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    It has to through your carrier so they can add there bits.
    In my case its orange.
  6. Quazar

    Quazar Android Enthusiast

    It doesn't have to. I got my phone from orange but it isn't branded with any orange software. Orange will take a while to add their bits to their firmware version though. Glad I don't have their branding!
  7. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Actually, adding a splash screen and a half-dozen bookmarks will take all of five minutes. ;)

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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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