Don't kill the messenger. The Unwired reports that during a Google event in Europe today, HTC announced that the Android 2.1/Eclair update for European Hero will be released "later this summer". Supposedly starting sometime in June, Hero owners will receive a preparatory update, followed shortly by the full on 2.1 update. Details are a bit sketchy, but one thing is certain -- the long awaited Eclair update is still scheduled to be released. But is it too late?
I'll agree the shift from 1.5 to 2.1 is a big one indeed, and it's possible that the speed at which Android is evolving might have left the Hero and other G2 class devices in the dust. Let's just hope that when it finally comes, it was worth waiting for. No word from Sprint or any of
the other CDMA carriers if this will affect their proposed update window, but I'm guessing the news won't be good. [via The Unwired]