While there’s no official announcement from HTC yet, HTC’s European customer service unveiled that the company isn’t planning to release an Android 1.6 Donut upgrade for the HTC Hero but is skipping it in favor for an Android 2.0/Eclair upgrade instead!
Here the E-Mail the user received from HTC’s European customer service:
Dear HTC customer,
Thank you for contacting our Customer Support Center. We are dedicated to providing you with the best quality service and answering all of your questions and concerns.
The Hero will not be receiving the Android 1.6 upgrade, it will however get the 2.0 one. Do note however that we do not have a confirmed release date for this upgrade, all I can recommend at the moment is that you keep yourself updated by visiting our website regularly as the latest information will be available to view from there.
HTC customer support team
HTC Corp. Global Service Division
Now we have yet another confirmation that HTC Hero is indeed getting Android 2.0, this one has come directly from HTC, HTC posted this on twitter.