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OTA Android updates MIA on Sprint.

  • November 3, 2009 7:49 am


One of the greatest things about modern, mobile operating systems is the ability to download updates OTA (Over the air). While the iPhone requires you to tether up (hey, 200+ meg downloads on a mobile device via cellular network is gag inducing) and RIM + carriers haven’t really taken advantage of said feature in their current crop of Berries, that leaves WebOS and Android as the lone OTA updaters. Alas, it appears those rockin’ the open dev OS on Sprint will have to tether up a bit longer as commentary between Android and Me and Sprint’s David Owen. David goes on to say:

Likely to be a wired update (due to size) but you will be able to do online at

This statement was in regards to any Android 1.6 or 2.0 updates coming to the Sprint Hero. Sadly, his statement alone doesn’t give us any real sure footing as to a 1.6 or 2.0 update for Sprint. Though we can all assume that it will happen at some point or another. They can’t stay at 1.5 and expect people to be kosher with that. But we’ve seen stranger things…

Let’s get with the times guys and finally embrace this whole wireless update thing ok?