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Android 2.1 coming to Sprint HTC Hero, Samsung Moment

Sprint announces via its Twitter account that it will update the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment straight to Android 2.1 in the first half of 2010.

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On Thursday, Sprint revised a tweet it sent out last week regarding an Android update for the Samsung Moment and HTC Hero. Both smartphones won't be getting an Android 2.0 update; instead, they will get Android 2.1. (Pause for applause.)

The carrier made the announcement via its Twitter account, but unfortunately didn't provide any more specific details as to when the updates might be rolled out other than it would be sometime in the first half of 2010.

Currently, only the Nexus One is running Android 2.1. While features of this version of the operating system are still largely unknown, some people have spied enhancements including a Palm WebOS-like Deck of Cards feature, more home screen panes, and additional 3D items in the app tray.

(Additional sources: Engadget Mobile, Gearlog)