Android 2.1 Plans “Going Very Well” for Sprint


A member of the Sprint team took to their official message board to bring everyone up to speed in terms of their Android efforts.  As you may know, the carrier plans to update both their Samsung Moment as well as their Hero handsets to Android 2.1 at some point in the first half of the year.

A while back we announced our plans to update our Android devices to 2.1 in the first half of 2010. I just wanted to follow up with a quick status. The 2.1 update is currently being tested and things are going very well so far. We’re still targeting the first half of 2010 and if things continue to go smoothly we should have the update well within that time frame. I’m sure there will be a lot of questions about procedures and more exact time-frames but for now I won’t be able to say much more. I just wanted you all to know that things are still on track. – tooner (Sprint Employee)

We’re fans of companies who proactively reach out to their users and potential customers.  It’s nice to know what they’re working on and how things are progressing.  It’s that silent, ivory tower approach that turns people off and has them assuming that complaints fall on deaf ears.

  • Yes, I wish HTC was as proactive..

  • menzo44

    sounds to me like they are on that same march time frame that Meteor (an Irish mobile operator) has announced.

  • Grenovic

    It would be nice if those useless douche bags at Telus (in Canada) would fall in line with that mantra. Their usual line is "we don't know until it's available" and that applies to hardware as well.

  • moises

    that is why am going to stay with the webos, i went from the palm pre to the hero and back to palm pre, android is to fragmented right now and the fact that you have to wait so long for updates is very discouraging to me, this news is no deferent than the one on December they still not telling when this update is supposed to happen.

  • aaron

    rediculous!!! ill have this phone for nearly half a year on this old software, by the time it updates ill be 4 months from my annual upgrade where ill be going for the supersonic, kinda let down by the ifrst android device from sprint

    • John-o

      i agree. a huge let down. for a company touting that they serve out the latest tech, thanks for punishing us early adopters with outdated software.

      • guest

        This is would be a good reason to get the hell out of sprint – service is good billing is horable and customer service are bunch of idiots from bus stop! And it takes ages to do updates stop skipping!