Sprint Readying Android 2.1 for Early Q2
Many of the new handsets being unveiled this week are being announced with Android 2.1 installed as the OS. Invariably, this is the time where current Android owners start wondering about their own phones and when they might see an update to the latest release. Sprint customers with Hero and Moment handsets had been previously advised to look for an update in the first half of 2010. Thanks to a tweet from the carrier, we know a little bit more.
Android update! Upgrades to 2.1 for Hero/Moment now expected early 2Q10. Currently working through options for upgrades w/ HTC and Samsung. – via twitter
The first tweet indicates the “when” as being early in the quarter. We’re assuming (hoping) that this means April. As to how the update will work, that’s yet to be ironed out. It could be an over-the-air update similar to what T-Mobile’s done for their handsets. On the other hand, it may be a case where users are directed to a local Sprint store instead.
OTA vs. PC-based or in-store upgrade are “still TBD upgrade options” referenced in Android 2.1 tweet (working through w/ manufacturers) – via twitter