HTC Taiwan have announced that, starting today, the Android 2.1 update for the GSM HTC Hero will be going out via OTA distribution. Affecting only Taiwanese handsets at present, the news nonetheless suggests that HTC are ramping up for a more general release of the long-awaited software.
Last we heard - all the way back in March - HTC had been aiming for an early-April release; that came and went, and of course in the meantime Google have announced Android 2.2 Froyo. Still, the updated OS - even if it isn't the very latest - would be very welcome on the Hero, since it's still currently running Android 1.5 (with HTC's Sense customizations).
[via Android Community]