We all heard the news about HTC Hero getting official upgrade for Android 2.0 platform. Even the official HTC twitter account confirmed this when they tweeted about this possible upgrade last month. But now it looks like HTC has better plans for its Hero owners. According the news posted by BGR, HTC is working on getting the next generation Android 2.1 upgrade for HTC Hero. This could possibly mean that the plans for getting Android 2.0 on Hero might have been abandoned all together.
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The screenshots you see above shows HTC Hero running Android 2.1 with the new Sense UI, specially designed for this upcoming upgrade to Android platform. No word on the release date though, you can alteast be sure that it may not be too long before you can enjoy all the goodies on your Hero that comes in Android 2.x, like universal inbox and Google Maps with Navigation for example.
UPDATE 1: Leaked Android 2.1 Rom for HTC Hero is now available for download.