May 19, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
I’m just as shocked as you are: Sprint has finally released Android 2.1 for the Hero. I know, I can’t believe it either! Sure, 2.1 might be old news if Google announces Android 2.2 in a few hours as expected, but who cares? Hero users can finally upgrade from the stale Cupcake OS.
The new update is not over the air, but you can visit Sprint and grab the update, along with installation instructions. Remember that installing this update WIPES ALL YOUR PHONE DATA, so get an app to backup any important call logs, text messages, etc. that you need. The update will not do anything to content on your SD card and any app you have installed will be re-installable once you log back into the Market.
Download the update from Sprint, and you can join the ranks of using Twitter, Google Maps Navigator, and various other features only available to Android users with version 2.1.