Cue the Sad Trombone: Sprint Hero and Moment will not be getting an Android 2.2 upgrade

Are you toting a Sprint HTC Hero or Samsung Moment? You might wanna take a seat — and while you’re at it, have the ol’ Sad Trombone at the ready.

Sprint has positively confirmed that neither of these phones will be updated to Android 2.2 (fire Sad Trombone now!). That means no drastic speed improvements as provided by the new compiler, no built-in Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, and no Flash. Well, unless you root your device and install Android 2.2 without Sprint’s guiding hand. Not that we’d ever tell you to do that. We’re just saying, you know, you should could.

On the upside, the EVO 4G will be getting 2.2 — but really, was there any doubt about that?