This Day in Android: Sprint begins selling HTC Hero (2009)

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It was exactly three years ago today that Sprint began offering its first Android smartphone, the HTC Hero. Monumental in more than a few ways, this was also the first time U.S. consumers were able to get their hands on device with Sense UI. Priced only $179.99 with a two-year service agreement ...

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HTCdev adds several devices to Unlocked Bootloader Menu

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One of the responsibilities of the HTCdev team includes providing a method to unlock the bootloader on several HTC devices. They now allow users to unlock the bootloader on over 30 devices worldwide. Last month we saw them unlock six more handsets on devices near 2 years old. This time around, ...

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Maintenance Release Hitting Sprint Hero

We figured we'd better head this one off as early as possible. Those of you with a Sprint Hero are able to check for a software update today.

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Android 2.1 Hits Cellular South’s HTC Hero

Cellular South, one of the first mobile carriers in the US to carry Android phones is giving the classic HTC Hero the 2.1 update. Their website is showing instructions on how to download the update, and lists all of the features included. The site is pretty detailed so you shouldn’t have ...

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Backdoor Found in HTC EVO & Sprint Hero, Exploited to Gain Root Access

The development team calling themselves unrevoked discovered an executable binary called skyagent in the HTC EVO and the Sprint Hero. A second executable binary called hstools was also found in the HTC EVO. In addition to other capabilities, both binaries allowed access to the root of the ...

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HTC Releases Kernel Source Code for EVO 4G, HTC Hero

Good news for the Android developer community, HTC has finally released the source code for the Android 2.1 build of the HTC Hero.  While they were at it, HTC dropped the kernel for the EVO 4G.  Developers have been anxiously awaiting news of the source code and kernel so they can start ...

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Sprint Expects to Launch Android 2.2 “In the Near Future”

In a recent announcement on Twitter, Sprint has said that it expects to launch Android 2.2 Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 "in the near future." On the Sprint's message boards, a Sprint employee said "As work on finalizing the software is under way, Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 ...

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Hack Pushes EVO 4G over 30FPS Limit

About two weeks ago we reported on the framerate issue that plagued the new EVO 4G.  For those not familiar, it was found that the new super phone was limited to 30 frames per second both in 2D (Canvas) and 3D (openGL) modes while last year’s HTC Hero was able to hit 54fps.  While this... ...

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HTC Issues Official Statement on Hero and Eclair: “By End of June”

HTC Hero owners have been growing increasingly impatient as they wait for an Android 2.1 update.  We’ve heard rumblings that something was going to happen later this month and now it looks official.  We received the following statement this morning directly from HTC’s PR company. ...

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Download This: 2.1 for Sprint Hero!

No more teases, Sprint Hero owners. No more waiting. 2.1 is here. Get yourself on over to HTC’s site for the download, then head to Sprint and follow the instructions. One big caveat:

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AT&T Getting the Hero? Ummm… What?

We know that AT&T is planning to release a plethora of Android devices this year. What we don’t know is which ones they are. Rumors have it that a Touch Pro 2 like device will be on the menu. But what’s AT&T got planned for the touch-screen-only crowd? AndroidGuys has been ...

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Sprint Loves Your Mom, Do You?

Wireless provider Sprint is doing what they can to have you looking like a champ this coming Mother’s Day.  Hesse and Co. have put together a list of Android apps designed to make mom’s life easier around the home and office. We’ve taken a little initiative and appended some ...

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Sprint Hero Getting 2.1 “First Week of May”

The highly anticipated 2.1 update for the HTC Hero on Sprint’s network has been rumored with various rollout dates for months now.  We received an email today from a follower who went straight to the carrier and asked about the 2.1 he was expecting today.  According to the representative ...

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The Future of MotoBLUR, Sense and TouchWiz

Android is on the verge of earning the moniker “the future of the mobile operating system.” Although it is still in its infancy, the Android platform currently operates on nine handsets in the U.S. Five of the nine handsets, the G1, the MyTouch 3G, the Moment, the Droid and the ...

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HTC Legend Announced at MWC2010

HTC just unveiled the successor to last year’s Hero handset at Mobile World Congress.  Called the Legend, it’s pretty much everything we’ve come to expect.  It has a similar form factor to the Hero with its slight chin but it gets an overall boost in performance. 

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