It looks like HTC is going to make good on their promise to roll out Android 2.1 to all HTC Hero owners by the end of June. Last week, we reported that the Android 2.1 OTA update was hitting handsets in Taiwan and it appears as though European owners of the HTC Hero started seeing an update being pushed to their handsets late last night.
An official statement from HTC indicates that European Hero owners will actually see two updates before the end of the month. The first update should roll out to HTC hero owners the next time their handset pings HTC’s servers to check for the latest update (quick tip: restarting your handset or changing the date typically forces the phone to search for new updates). HTC is being vague, not releasing any details on what the first update actually changes on the phone. HTC will be pushing out a second OTA update to the HTC Hero before the end of the month which will include the actual Android 2.1 update.
We have heard a handful of reports from Hero owners who have already received the first update. We don’t have any indication on when the second update will be hitting your phones, but be sure to leave us a comment once it hits your HTC Hero.
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.HTC Support