The much-anticipated arrival of Android version 2.1 on the popular HTC Hero could be on track for a release at some point in March, according to an official announcement from HTC.
Although the Hero has won fans in the past for its impressive Sense interface, which HTC layered on top of the existing Android software, an update to the latest version of the operating system has been in the works for some time now.
HTC said that the update will benefit from a brand new social networking widget called Friend Stream. This will be likely to operate in a similar way to the MotoBLUR software from Motorola, by pulling in the various contacts and profiles for the Hero user into a single interface.
The update will also provide improved support for mail service Exchange, along with other as yet unknown delights.
The announcement may sound like good news, but UK Hero owners may have to wait a little longer, as only US network Sprint has said that it will be providing the update in time for mid-March.
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