If you’re a Sprint customer with an HTC Hero, you’re living inside a city of aging Android ruins, a forgotten place called Cupcake. Lucky for you HTC just released a time machine in the form of the official update to Android 2.1 for HTC Hero smart phones.
That means several features exclusive to newer Android devices like the Google Nexus One are now ready to be experienced on the 3.2-inch display of the Hero including free Google Navigation, live wallpapers, voice search, and other goodies.
Android 2.1 is known to be a bit faster than previous Android versions but any speed gains may be nulled by the Hero’s 528-Mhz processor, a slow-poke compared to the 1-Ghz Snapdragon CPU found in the Nexus One. Still, free navigation and eye-catching home screen home animations aren’t perks to complain about, even with the impending obsolescence brought by Android 2.2′s expected announcement later this week.
Visit HTC for instructions on installing Android 2.1 unto your device.
Hat Tip: Engadget