What’s New in HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update
May 5, 2010 9:31 AM –
Unfortunately the update did not release on May 7th as anticipated, but did May 11th.
Sprint reportedly plans to release an Android 2.1 upgrade to the HTC Hero May 7th. We’ve listed what’s new in android 2.1 when Verizon finally released the update for the Motorola DROID recently. Over-the-Air (OTA) updates like the one planned are typically done in waves over the span of a few weeks.
For HTC Hero owners this release will include a lot coming from Android version 1.5 to 2.1, see the list below:
- Updated Android Market (Android 1.6)
- Universal Search of Contacts, Apps, and more (Android 1.6)
- Voice enabled Search (Android 1.6)
- Gesture Input (Android 1.6)
- Support for different screen sizes (Android 1.6)
- Google Buzz support (Android 2.0)
- Speech-to-Text in any text field on default Android keyboard (Android 2.1)
- Cool 3D Photo Gallery (Android 2.1)
- [Feature unconfirmed] Live Wallpapers (Android 2.1)
- [Feature unconfirmed] News and Weather Widget (Android 2.1)
- [Feature unconfirmed] Native Pinch-Zoom in Apps (Android 2.1 update 1)