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Android 2.1 for the HTC DROID ERIS?

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Android 2.1 for the HTC DROID ERIS?
Last week some HTC DROID ERIS users reported a minor OTA update, but the phone remained at Android 1.5. Now a few users are saying a new OTA update has started to roll-out this week with it taking the phone to Android 2.1, but not without a few problems. First off the update is reported to wipe the DROID ERIS clean of all user data, which can be a pain and time consuming to reload all your apps and personal settings. Furthermore, the update does not include the HTC Sense UI interface, which leads most people to believe this 2.1 OTA update is a mistake, and was not intended to be released yet. Because of this, only the brave should proceed with the update, and be sure to backup your data first. Let us know in the comment section below if your HTC DROID ERIS received the Android 2.1 update.

HTC DROID ERIS Review | Specifications

source: EngadgetMobile, AndroidForums, and Droid-Life

Android 2.1 for the HTC DROID ERIS?


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. scottmbolt (unregistered)


lmao... Verizon pwns subscribers!

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 20:02

2. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i wonder if this is just someone who has side loaded a custom version adopted for the eris and wanted to alert PA to give them 5 secs of web fame.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 23:53

20. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


kilt ... im with you man... dont listen to those other morons down there.. they seem to think they work for google and vzw

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 20:04

3. Kappy (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


is the Eris a good phone?

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 20:22

4. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


Motodroid is a way better phone

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 20:59

5. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


The Eris rocks! Wonder if this is real myself, haven't heard anything regarding a SW update....

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 21:18

7. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


It is based off of preference. I don't like the Droid's keyboard. so 22mhz difference of a processor doesn't mean much to me, and the Sense UI is way cool. But if you need a qwerty keyboard, go droid. You can always purchase SPB mobile shell or the new TAT UI when they come to the Android Market. I would go eris... you can't beat 79.99 price tag and buy one get one if you and someone else on your account both want a new phone. 40.00 a pop is cheaper than most every feature phone for sale.

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 21:42

8. stix26 (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)


There is a reason the Droid is more expensive, its a better phone. The processor is not the only thing that makes a phone run fast. The Droid screen transitions are much faster and when you rotate the phone to use the full soft keyboard the Eris takes fooorrreeevvverr!!!! I have the Droid and my wife has the Eris. Ya the Sense UI is cool but it make the phone run slower. When 2.x comes our for real it will be cool but the phone will be slower than it is now. Don't forget the resolution is killer, bigger memory card, and bigger screen.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 01:30

12. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


That's true stix, but I was just stating my opinion and my preference. I personally do not like the weight of the droid and I do not like qwerty keyboards. I respect your preference to the device, I am just stating mine and was trying to give kappy some info to determine his/her point of preference.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 08:49

13. killingthemonk (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)


Also, don't forget that the Motorola DROID has a second 550Mhz processor as a GPU.

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 21:04

6. Kappy (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


cool, thanks guys!

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 22:36

9. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


The Moto Droid has to be one of the ugliest packages made since the Moto Q. I hate the keyboard and the sqare edges. They shoved that out ASAP to get in the android game.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 08:53

14. killingthemonk (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)


And the iCrap fanbois come out of the closet. "Ooh! It doesn't try to look like an iPhone. It must really suck. Who wants multi-tasking anyway. Whoa, time to go get in line for my iPad spanking!"

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 22:41

10. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


I highly doubt they eris will make the jump from its current system all the way to the 2.1 software... thats a big jump....and can the eris even handle it .. ?

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 09:03

15. Mapex (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


You are an idiot, HTC already said it is going to jump straight to 2.1. And have you not seen the multiple youtube videos of the Droid Eris running 2.1 WITH the new sense UI.

posted on 17 Feb 2010, 22:46

11. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Don't be a GHz head, 2.1 for the HTC Eris and Hero are already released by HTC and in test at the carriers baby. Believe it. Check the Utubes....

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 13:24

16. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


First of all, I dont believe everything i see on you tube... and second.. im an idiot because i doubt that the software will be upgraded to the eris in perfect working order? When did i say it is impossible or that it wont happen? For all those users i hope it does. Take your idiot comments elsewhere... or go work for google, seems like your the end all be all of cell phone operating systems. ... loser

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 15:51

17. Mapex (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


did you say make the jump in perfect working order? nope, you said make the jump. Which it will and has. and once again, you are an idiot. You should be proud of yourself.

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 23:44

18. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


lol u are a nerd who has nothing better to do than rip my comment... i hope the update boggs down your droid eris wanna be phone so youll be crying for the droid or nexus one... you should be proud of yourself... probly watching a you tube video of a software upgrade right now... lmao .. nerd its people like you who ruin this site

posted on 19 Feb 2010, 06:58

21. Mapex (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


haha, it is fantastic how pissed you are getting. Sounds like you are the one taking this all too personal. I could care less about the update, I just wanted to point out that you are an idiot, but it doesn't look like I have to anymore, you are doing a good job of proving it all by yourself. keep it up!

posted on 18 Feb 2010, 23:45

19. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


and digitalmd if you every call someone a ghz head in public ... and i heard it id probly beat your ass on site ... loser god forbid you guys post a link or two and say hey check this out... it will run on the eris according to this.. or i have the eris and i already got the upgrade and it works... noo you are refering to you tube..... really you tube.. ? ill beleive it when i see it in the mean time... get a hobby.. or attempt to get laid... i know thats a tough concept.. but put down your phone for a second and go to the bar and try to get a chick thats not reading a book.. try to keep the phone os talk at a minimum and have a real conversation ... dont whip out the you tube video of your phones new upgrade because it wont impress them... hope that tip helps fellas droid does

posted on 19 Feb 2010, 08:59

22. killingthemonk (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)


First, you said, "loser god forbid you guys post a link or two and say hey check this out." No, God forbid they ever breed. Second, it's called punctuation and capitalization. Try it sometime.

posted on 19 Feb 2010, 11:08

23. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


oh im sorry i didnt know this was going to be published.. just goes to show you that your a loser with too much time on your hands who lives in his moms basement tearing apart phones and putting them back together again.. while your mom brings you dinner and changes your scooby doo bed sheets. get a life dude... get a life

posted on 19 Feb 2010, 14:28

24. killingthemonk (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)


You really are a pathetic, lonely little girl aren't you.

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