Quite sometime back we told you how all US phones are most likely to get an Android 2.1 update, several phones have already started to get the Android 2.1 update, and it looks like HTC Hero is the next phone in line for it.
The information was passed on to a
XDA Modaco member and re-posted by a XDA member, when questioned about the latest firmware for HTC Hero. (emphasis added by me)
Thank you for your enquiry about htc hero.
Some of the phones in our Android line up including your Hero are due to receive an upgrade, and it is scheduled to be released starting at the end of April. Your phone should be upgraded Over-The-Air. You can expect a pop-up message on your phone when connected to the internet once it is ready. When the upgrade is ready, we will notify you via our website and on various social media networks including Twitter and Face book.
If these steps have not helped, please let me know by responding using the link provided and I will be happy to check again for you.
HTC customer support team
HTC Corp. Global Service Division
This could also mean that most of the HTC Android based phones will start receiving OTA updates to their device for Android 2.1 in late April.