The status of HTC's Hero update to Android 2.1 is becoming a bit of a joke. Back in October, HTC told us it was working on a update for the HTC Hero that would take the version of Android that it runs to 2.0. That promise was upgraded to 2.1 early in 2010, and an update was promised by March.

March came and went with no update, and HTC told a user that it'd be arriving on 16 April. Once again, that date passed without a whisper, and we've now got confirmation from HTC that the update has been pushed back until June. The company told us in an email:

"HTC will be providing a free update to Éclair for European HTC Hero variants. Starting in June, anyone owning an HTC Hero will receive an initial preparatory update, shortly followed by the full Éclair update. For the full update, we would recommend using a free wi-fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan, otherwise standard data charges may apply".

Maybe it's just a strategy to get Hero owners so upset they buy a Desire instead? Pour out your rage in the comments below.