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HTC Hero Getting 2.1 Update Mid July?

If you happened to pick up an HTC Hero from Europe before the Australian launch last year, you may have noticed that HTC have made the update to Android 2.1 available. If you bought one from Australia though, you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer.

HTC Hero Getting Android 2.1 Update For GSM Networks

It appears some people are still using Plurk, that Twitter rival from a couple of years ago. HTC is one of them, with their corporate account confirming that GSM HTC Heros will be getting the Android 2.1 update today. This comes after HTC pushed the update out to CDMA Heros the other week, with Sprint customers getting lucky on May 19th. [AndroidAndMe]

HTC Hero Owners Upgrading To Android 2.1 BEWARE

Yesterday we brought the good news to Hero owners that Sprint was pushing out the Android 2.1 firmware update – but before you press yes on that update, make sure you back up all your data.

HTC Hero Owners On Sprint Get Android 2.1 "Eclair" Update

Sprint has gifted its HTC Hero owners the long-awaited Android 2.1 update, seven months after the first screenshots of a Hero running the faster, snazzier version showed up.

HTC Hero App Controls Lego Mindstorms Robot

We’ve seen all manner of phones controlling robots, cars and helicopters, but a HTC Hero operating a Lego Mindstorms robot? Awesome. It works via a purpose-built app which uses the Hero’s accelerometer, connecting to the ‘bot over Wi-Fi.

My 10 Favourite Gadgets Of 2009

2009 has been a pretty amazing year for the discerning gadget lover. From Microsoft finally fixing the disaster that was Vista with Windows 7, to the surge of Android handsets, DSLRs that shoot HD video and the arrival of some pretty decent video on demand services, 2009 has had plenty to keep a gadget writer busy. Here are my favourite gadget moments over the past 12 months:

HTC Legend Creeps Out Again, Looks Even More Like The Hero

That HTC Legend handset from the leaked roadmap we saw the other week has just been given another airing in public, with the Hero-esque aesthetics and specs revealed. LED flash, anyone?

Sprint Confirms Android 2.0 For HTC Hero

From Sprint’s official Twitter feed: “Happy to announce Android 2.0 is coming to Sprint’s Hero & Moment. Date TBD, but roughly 1H 2010.”

Android 2.1 (With HTC Sense) Leaked For HTC Hero

If you wanted to get an early taste of Android 2.1 complete with HTC Sense, Hero owners can download the leaked ROM now. [XDA Developers via Engadget]

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