Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero it’s like buying a new phone

Htc Hero software updateCellular South announced today the release of Android 2.1 for HTC Hero. This is one of the most expected events, maybe because HTC Hero has become company’s most popular phone.

So, besides Android 2.1 features let’s see what this software update brings:

  • Download books and save them into your device with  Kindle for Android application
  • Pinch to zoom gesture support for the Gallery and Google™ Maps
  • New graphical Android Market with access to over 66,000 applications
  • Dictionary management
  • Real-time weather animation
  • Google™ Maps with Navigation and a turn-by-turn navigation application
  • Simultaneous log on to multiple Google e-mail accounts
  • Bluetooth contact transfer support
  • Integrated Yahoo! Mail™ account support
  • Improved battery life
  • Improved search across entire phone contents
  • Voice dialing and voice commands
  • Leap thumbnail views with pinch gesture support
  • New preloaded Android and HTC widgets
  • Active call screen with speakerphone and mute buttons
  • Intelligent desk clock screen dimmer and current time display while charging device
  • Digital camera enhancements and ability to touch area for auto white balance and auto focus
  • Enhanced secure connectivity options for Wi-Fi and VPN
  • Updated graphical icons throughout the phone
  • Improved YouTube™ video playback

So, if you have an HTC Hero on Cellular South i’m sure all of this convinced you to upgrade. And it’s not just a simple update, it’s like buying a new phone. Cellular South are sending e-mails with download instructions for HTC Hero update to all of its customers, but if somehow you don’t receive this mail you can go to Android 2.1 software update.

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