Sprint announced today on Twitter that its Android phones (the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment) will receive Android 2.0 in the first half of 2010. Avid readers will recall 2.0 released weeks ago and since then we’ve been clamoring for all phones to be updated.
While the update announcement is music to our ears, we’d still like to see it happening a bit sooner. The Hero runs the Sense UI (so its possible HTC is holding things up) and the Moment is stock Android, both phones are currently stuck on Android 1.5.
It’s yet to be seen how these updates will occur (OTA updates still in the air). Will we be seeing the first wired upgrade roll-out from a major carrier?
We’ve long been reporting that many phones’ Android 2.0 release date would be slipping deep into next year so it’s nice to finally get a confirmation. Do you think the other carriers are going to follow suit and upgrade on a similar time frame? Or will we be seeing a race to update between carriers?