What a good morning it is! I thought, I HTC hero would never get a firmware upgrade, and I would be stuck with Android 1.5 forever. But, this morning, I found a dialog asking me to upgrade the firmware. NICE!!!!
But, it seems that this is a two step upgrade process. The first one is the:
“Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) client update & YouTube player Update.”
After you install this upgrade, you will finally be able to upgrade to Android 2.1 when the FOTA client is upgraded.
“Android 2.1 Platform Upgrade “