HTC Hero owners have been waiting for quite some time for HTC to release Android 2.1 for the Hero, the good news is that Android 2.1 is finally available for the HTC Hero.
Android 2.1 is being rolled out as an over the air update (OTA), and Android 2.1 (Eclair) adds a range of new features to the HTC Hero.
Update – HTC Hero Android 2.1 Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update (Second Package)
In our commitment to providing you with the best user experience, we are pushing out a new firmware update to your HTC Hero. Your phone will receive a notification of this update when it is made available. Simply press OK to accept the update via a data connection such as Wi-Fi or GPRS/3G. After installing the update, you can confirm a successful update by confirming the Firmware version (From the Home Screen go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Firmware version). The new Firmware version will be 2.1.
Update Information: Android 2.1 Platform Upgrade
Note：Please back up your data first, and you have to upgrade your phone with the first FOTA package to be able to get the Android 2.1 FOTA upgrade. We recommend using a free Wi-Fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan to apply this update. If not, standard data connection charges may apply. For any questions, please contact us via http://www.htc.com/www/CA_Hotline.aspx
Android 2.1 brings a range of new features to the HTC Hero, which include Google Maps Navigation.
via Euro Droid
Have a look at our HTC Hero Review.
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