Yesterday AndroidandMe released a story that the GSM HTC Hero would finally start rolling out the Android 2.1 update today. The revealation came through a translation of HTC's Plurk account, where they announced the update, which will hopefully bring some relief to Hero owners.
Unfortunately, AndroidandMe also notes that because the announcement was directed at the Asian market, it might still be a while before the European market gets the upgrade as well. MobileCrunch writes that the wait in Europe shouldn't be long as "it’s a pretty safe bet that it won’t be far behind (and even less time before the community ROMs start rolling out)."
Here is a rough translation of the announcement taken from MobileCrunch's article:
On June 4, 2010 to open up the wireless software update, the main update function as follows: Android 2.1 operating system upgrade!
System will continue to send updates prompt, when you receive a system prompt as long as you can by clicking Download or wireless network connection 3G/GPRS way to complete your phone system updates. Note: We recommend you to choose to have free Wi-Fi environment, download the update. If you are currently using 3G network, the download may have to pay the additional cost carriers, please make sure to have unlimited Internet access rates apply for rentals before use.
Stay with us for news on where exactly the updates are going. Let us know if you get the update as well, since it appears to be an OTA update.
Image from AndroidandMe