Google Android HTC Hero, Motorola Droid Hands-on Video -- Smartphone Round Robin

Week 3 the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin serves me up on a princess-splattered platter for Google's Android platform with the equally pretty HTC Hero and the red-eyed macho-mech, Motorola's DROID.

Our ace Android Central expert, the generally non-grievous Casey Chan is helping me out in the video below the fold, and I've also headed over to AC's cantina to mind-trick me some answers.

Remember, every day you post on my Android Central Forums thread, you're entered for a chance to win the Android of your choice. (And there's a total of 6 smartphones up for grabs -- one per SPE site -- so check them all out!)

And since turn-about is fair play, the aforementioned Casey has returned from the Dark Droid Side to once again wield the iPhone, and you can now be his Yodas in the TiPb Forums! (And win an iPhone 3GS!)

Now brace yourselves for the jump to lightspeed (and a week of poor Star Wars puns!) because Casey's about to show me everything new and hopeful about Hero's Sense UI and Droid's Android 2.0!

[YouTube Video link]

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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.