At Fortune’s Brainstorm: Tech conference this past Friday, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse gave Google’s Android the official nod, confirming the search engine giant’s mobile operating system will run on a Sprint handset before year’s end.
Hesse agreed with many critics, saying that Android did not pass muster when it was first released. To be sure, Android has come a long way since then, and good things come to those who wait patiently.
“The reviews say now it’s ready for prime time,” Hesse said. “It wasn’t when it first came out.”
Whether HTC’s Hero and its gorgeous Sense UI will be coming to Sprint in the near future is little more than speculation at this point, but when T-Mobile’s myTouch 3g is lacking the Sense UI, it’s certainly worth keeping your fingers crossed.