HTC Hero runs Android 2.1, in leaked screenshots

HTC said that its Hero smartphone would get an updated version of the Google Android platform on which it runs, and a new leaked screenshot shows the device running Android 2.1 -- skipping 1.6 Donut and 2.0 Eclair altogether.

HTC has announced that its Hero smartphone would soon get an updated version of the Google Android platform on which it runs, and a new leaked screenshot shows the device running Android 2.1 -- skipping 1.6 Donut and 2.0 Eclair altogether.

It's unclear which pastry this build is named after, but the screenshots show that HTC is moving quickly to update its Sense UI to work with the new version of the Android operating system.

When will it be available? As these things go with leaked screenshots, no one publicly has said. But I'm waiting for a leaked video to show me that the Hero line's inferior (to Droid) processor can swing version 2.1 without a problem.

[via Be Geek]