HTC have confirmed to us that the much-anticipated Android 2.1 update for the HTC Hero is expected to arrive in Europe and Asia sometime in late February or March 2010.  The update will bring with it much of the new HTC Sense functionality added to the HTC Legend and HTC Desire as well.

The actual feature set will vary depending on carrier and sales region.  One of the noticeable features of the new Sense is Friend Stream, which pulls out Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates from all contacts into a single list; unfortunately it will also be one of the features availability of which will vary.

Unfortunately HTC also told us that the Magic won’t be getting an Android 2.1 update.

Update: HTC told us that some variants of HTC Magic will be getting 2.1 update. Rogers HTC Magic users should rejoice to know that 2.1 is coming their way.