Froyo Available on Sprint "In Near Future," Motorola Droid X in August

Google may've let Froyo out of the bag, but until the networks and manufacturers release it that won't mean anything to those ready to kick Android 2.1 to the curb. Sprint and Motorola's (rough/unconfirmed) plans are detailed below. UPDATE » 6/25/10 11:42am 6/25/10 11:42am

HTC Hero Getting Android 2.1 Update For GSM Networks

It appears some people are still using Plurk, that Twitter rival from a couple of years ago. HTC is one of them, with their Taiwanese corporate account confirming that GSM HTC Heros will be getting the Android 2.1 update today. This comes after HTC pushed the update out to CDMA Heros the other week, with Sprint… » 6/04/10 4:23am 6/04/10 4:23am

Android's Budget Future, Now: Droid Eris Free On Contract

Super-spec'd premium phones like the Droid and Nexus One are only part of Google's long term plan for Android. What we have here is a glimpse of Android's other future: Free. Android handsets are the new flip-phones! Sort of! » 2/25/10 1:22pm 2/25/10 1:22pm

HTC Hero Among First To Get Android 2.0 Update

According to HTC's Twitter feed, the no-longer-tragically-flawed HTC Hero is getting a sprucing up with an update to Android 2.0. Will the OS actually shine through this time, or is HTC's Sense UI gonna continue running the show? [Twitter] » 10/28/09 8:40pm 10/28/09 8:40pm

Verizon's HTC and Motorola Android Phones Caught Red Handed

Verizon said this morning that it will drop two Android phones "within the next few weeks." And all signs point to these being them. That's likely an HTC Hero on the left and the Motorola Sholes on the right. Updated » 10/06/09 1:33pm 10/06/09 1:33pm

HTC Hero Firmware Update Available Now, Fixes Terrible Sluggishness

Would-be American Hero buyers, look at the bright side: Before Sprint's version even ships, HTC will have ironed out most of the problems with the original. Like the slowness! Which you can now murder, to death, with an update. » 9/14/09 11:20am 9/14/09 11:20am

HTC Hero $100 Rebate Is Mercifully Instant at Best Buy

I had essentially taken this for granted, since Best Buy's instant rebate policy is storewide, but hey, just in case: Whittling the HTC Hero's price down to the advertised $180 will take the redemption of a $50 "instant savings" (don't worry about this) as well as a $100 mail-in rebate, which Best Buy has confirmed… » 9/04/09 9:18am 9/04/09 9:18am

HTC Hero Hits Sprint Oct. 11 With New Face, $180 Price Tag

That Sprint's first Android phone's going to be the HTC Hero is about as unsurprising as news gets, but you know what is surprising? They've given it some invasive plastic surgery, and priced it squarely below their own Palm Pre. » 9/03/09 9:05am 9/03/09 9:05am