HTC Hero Éclair Android European update rolls out … finally!

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1 - HTC for the HeroThe long awaited Android OS update for the HTC Hero handset is finally on its way. Android 2.1 (Éclair) will be rolling out as a two-part, over the air update as of today in Europe, with the second part hitting some time in June.

According to the HTC press release:

“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.”

So take note: any important snaps, tunes or sweet-nothing text messages better be stored elsewhere before going ahead with the installation, or you’ll lose it all.

Gerald Lynch