June 16, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The HTC Hero’s long update saga to Android 2.1 is finally nearing its completion. While an over the air update that began rolling out yesterday prompted many to suggest that the Éclair update was finally coming, HTC has sent out a statement to explain that the Hero will be updated to Android 2.1 by the end of the month.
The HTC Hero for European users will receive an update that will prepare their phones for the larger update set to be released at the end of the month. Like previous devices upgraded to Android 2.1, users will have to backup important data as the phone-stored information will be wiped when loading Éclair.
There have been many false starts associated with the Hero, but HTC finally seems prepared to deliver on its promise. Both the CDMA Hero for Sprint and the GSM Hero in Asia have already been updated. Here’s the official statement from HTC
“Android Éclair update for HTC Hero will be released by the end of June. The upgrade will come in two parts, the first of which will roll out from this week and will be detected when the Hero next automatically checks for software updates. The second part of the update will follow towards the end of the month. As the second part of the upgrade will wipe all data on the handset, Hero users should ensure any important data has been backed up before proceeding with the installation. Due to the size of the update, wherever possible, we would advise using a WiFi connection for this download to avoid additional data charges.”