The first signs of HTC's promised update
for the Hero
Android smartphone have appeared, in the shape of a download on the company's Nordic support site
. HTC Hero firmware version 2.73.405.5 promises to smooth screen transitions, increase HTC Sense
performance and the introduction of touch-to-focus in the 5-megapixel camera.
There's talk from a Swedish forum
that HTC support in that country are advising not to use this update, warning that it "misses an important piece in the ROM". The "real" one is said to be coming tomorrow, though other users are claiming to have installed it with no problems; might be worth waiting to see what arrives over the weekend. [Thanks John!]
We've spoken to HTC and they assure us that there's no problem with the ROM on the Swedish site.