March 26, 2010 | by Robert Nelson
We have more rumored dates involving Android phones waiting to get the 2.1 update. As of late, we have seen lots of talk about phones including the Motorola Droid and HTC Hero (on Sprint) getting updated with Android 2.1. Unfortunately, those dates have either been promised and not delivered or just rumors.
That said, more, and still limited info has recently been popping up. The Motorola Droid news is certainly not going to make any current users happy, but here goes. According to the posting over on the Motorola Facebook Fan Page;
“We know you guys are anxiously awaiting the upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1. Ultimately, we want to ensure you have the best possible experience on your device; as a result, the rollout is taking longer than expected. Though we don’t have the new deployment date to share just yet, we do promise we are working to get you updated information and will relay it as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience. We appreciate it!”
Not much else to say about that, basically it will come when it comes. But moving on, and moving to another rumored release date for the Sprint branded HTC Hero. According to a leaked screenshot, it looks like those users can expect an update in April. Or more specifically an update that is “tentatively scheduled for 4/9/10.” Of course, that leaked screenshot is claiming this is actually a “maintenance release.” But that said, the anonymous tipster that tipped of Phandroid is suggesting that the Hero will be getting more than a maintenance upgrade and in fact it will be 2.1 that fixes the issues.
Time will tell, but for HTC Hero owners, lets hope they see some better results. Well, better results as compared to the Mototorola Droid users that went from a specific date to nothing at all.