If a pair of recently leaked photos are correct, Sprint's HTC Hero may only be a few short weeks away from getting the Android 2.1 update. The images show screens from an internal Sprint system that indicate that "the much-anticipated Android 2.1 software is coming in early May."
Indeed, it's been a long wait for many Hero users. We can trace the start of the rumors as far back as December when Sprint said they'd have an upgrade in the first half 2010.
Sprint remained largely mum on the rumors until earlier this week when it tweeted that its Android handsets, which include the Hero and Samsung Moment will get their updates in the second quarter. Unfortunately, that's all we know.
It will be interesting to see how the makeup of Android's user base looks once both of these handsets, along with the Motorola devices, are on the latest build of Android.