In pictures: HTC Hero takes Android to new heights

Meet the summer's newest smartphone, featuring multitouch input, a revamped user interface, Flash support, and more.

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<h2>Meet the HTC Hero</h2><br><br>HTC [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/167260/htc_puts_new_face_on_latest_google_android_phone_hero.html?tk=rel_news|has introduced its latest smartphone|HTC Puts New Face on Latest Google Android Phone, Hero]] running on Google's Android mobile operating system, the HTC Hero. The new device packs in some better hardware features from its predecessors and brings a revamped user interface (UI) to Android-loving fans. <br><br>The software on the HTC Hero is to take centre stage in this announcement, as the device is the first Android smartphone to support multitouch (iPhone style) and -- surprise! -- [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/167165/coming_soon_adobe_flash_on_android_winmo_and_webos.html?tk=rel_news|Adobe Flash.|Coming Soon: Adobe Flash on Android, WinMo, and WebOS]] <br><br>With the launch of the HTC Hero, Android is raising the stakes against [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/61683/review/pre.html?tk=rel_news|the Palm Pre|Palm PRE]] and [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/167000/apple_iphone_3g_s_worth_standing_in_line_for.html?tk=rel_news|the Apple iPhone.|Apple iPhone 3G S: Worth Standing in Line For?]] The Europeans will get their hands on the new device later this summer, while the U.S. is expected to get a "distinct" version of the HTC Hero later this year. <br><br>Here's a video showing some of the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/167319/htcs_hero_features_a_new_android_user_interface.html|features of the HTC Hero|HTC's Hero Features a New Android User Interface]].

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