Orange are set to receive final aproval for Android 2.1 (Eclair) for the HTC Hero by the end of the week when a full rollout will start to happen.
Over on the Orange Newsroom the following statement was posted today..
“We apologise for the delay in Orange Hero customers receiving their Éclair update. Testing the update across European markets took longer than anticipated. However, we hope to receive final approval by the end of the week and Orange handsets should start updating from next week.”
The statement is actually from HTC, so it seems that the delay isn’t actually due to Orange themselves.
Link – Orange.co.uk