Android 2.1 update for Samsung Moment, HTC Hero

You know how these Android 2.1 updates go -- you'll get it when you get it. But this Sprint screen leaked at XDA Developers points to the Samsung Moment getting Eclair today -- which is growing more and more unlikely as the hours tick by and is contradicted by another screen shot we've seen -- and the HTC Hero getting its upgrade next week, which would explain Best Buy getting ready for it.

It's also noted that both updates will not be over-the-air due to their size (80MB for the Moment and 117MB for the Hero), because Sprint isn't able to handle the hosting requirements (either Google or the manufacturers will have to get that done), and that more than 90 percent of Moments out there don't have software that can handle an OTA update. Boo, indeed.

Anyhoo, we'll see if the Moment update makes it out tonight -- we're not betting on it -- and hold out hope for more news next week. [XDA Developers] Thanks, Adam!

 
There are 23 comments

lastdetailwd says:

I have a sprint hero and when trying to do a firmware update, I receive an error #1012 - The firmware update could not be completed. Please try again later."

Good sign that something is happening!

Adam Sawyer says:

According to the forum, a lot of users have received a 'market' update within the past couple days. Hopefully this leads up the big one! It's 9:00EST, but sometimes these releases arn't rolled out until around 8PM PST or so, so there's still a tiny shard of hope left. Keep your fingers crossed guys. ;)

The big question that I have is does the fact that the Sprint HTC Hero might be getting 2.1 mean that the same software update would work (might be coming) for the Cellular South HTC Hero as well? I HOPE SO!

mouseglider says:

Does this mean the the Hero Keyboard mod that I just put on my Moment won't work anymore? The Hero Keyboard is the only thing that makes me want keep the Moment - have to make a decesion to return the moment by tomorrow? Either that or just return it and wait for the EVO 4G. Soemone please give me the answer if you can.

Thanks Much!

iGreg01 says:

Return the Moment and get the Hero since that is what you like! IMHO

mouseglider says:

Hero is too slow especially when switching from portrait to landscape and no I do not want to root the phone - although, I do like the Hero better if it had an 800mhx cpu - that would be the one :-)

lucky4meman says:

Wait for the Evo. It'll be worth the wait!!

Adam Sawyer says:

Er..So Uh.. I don't think this is coming. :/

jared181920 says:

Does anyone know if this update for the Hero will also work for the Telus Hero? I'm certainly hoping so!

gbhil#AC says:

It won't. If it even completes, your Telus Hero will be a brick. Different radios

nmmatienzo says:

When my Samsung Galaxy i5700 was from Cupcake 1.5 to Eclair 2.1 it occupied the free of 143MB to 0MB. And because of this, I can no longer install any applications from Market even if I insert microSD cards. Hope Samsung will look into this issue.

HunterA3 says:

Got a Moment. 11:00 pm CDT and nothing. Total BS just like all the other rumors

mreeves84 says:

we'll see, itll be an over the wire update, hopefully no long wait times or anything

yazman666 says:

my girlfriend has a moment and is already 12:38 am saturday easter time in miami and nothing happening im tired of this crap...

tapoutbeast says:

Just to let you all know, I switched from a palm pre to HTC hero... the wait was the same way... when it comes it comes... just be happy that your gonna get an update

op3rator says:

has any one gotten anything its 2 am est

nope nada it is 3:22am and no update soo again false statement ...gosh comeon sprint stop playing around and just give us the update we are missing out on all the 2.1 cool stuff lol

Treyy says:

They need to get froyo for the nexus one that's what I wanna see :)
Also vote for trey for the nexus one

rudolph7 says:

Um hey guys did you all even read the post it says "It's also noted that both updates will NOT be over-the-air due to their size (80MB for the Moment and 117MB for the Hero)" Which means you have to go into a sprint store or someone that sales them like radioshack or Best Buy.

The original Moment I received from sprint kept turning off. When I would take it out of my pocket to check it, it would just be off. Sprint has replaced it twice and I have had the same issue on both of the replacements. Now they are telling me it may be the battery? Gotta love sprint huh. Going to the sprint store on monday to get ANOTHER one :(

When I spoke to an advanced tech representative today (may 1st) She told me the update is going to come anytime in early may, and that it will be over the air. She said you will not need to go to the sprint store to update.

Of course these people don't get all the info but i figure Advanced Tech gets more than other departments. Considering they are the ones that will field most of the complaints. Who knows we might get it in two months at the store you never know with sprint.

rounsy22 says:

you would think thats true about them knowing but if you talk to 5 different reps you will get 5 different responses. found that out when i was dealing with my blackberry tour with them.

VDub2174 says:

I realized that anything with "scheduled" or "coming soon" doesn't mean much when it comes to any phone company. I now only believe something when it says it officially out "right now" or something to that effect.

Gonna continue to wait patiently.

tsutlick says:

Even though it was brought to everyone's attention at least once in this thread, I think most have overlooked what was stated in Phil's original post: I quote:

"It's also noted that both updates will not be over-the-air due to their size (80MB for the Moment and 117MB for the Hero), because Sprint isn't able to handle the hosting requirements (either Google or the manufacturers will have to get that done), and that more than 90 percent of Moments out there don't have software that can handle an OTA update."

I have a Hero. I, too, am drooling in anticipation of the 2.1 update. But, I'm a realist. When it's ready, we'll get it... no sooner. Unfortunately, we'll probably have to take our phones to a Sprint store or a Best Buy for the update, too. Not the end of the world.