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UPDATED: HTC DROID ERIS to get Q1 update to Android 2.0 or 2.1

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UPDATED: HTC DROID ERIS to get Q1 update to Android 2.0 or 2.1
We now know that owners of the Motorola DROID will get an upgrade to Android 2.1 perhaps as soon as December 11th, as we reported. But what about the HTC DROID ERIS? Has that become the forgotten child? No. We're happy to say that the DROID ERIS will get its turn. Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney said, "The Droid Eris currently using Android 1.5, can and will be upgraded to newer a Android operating system software in first quarter 2010. The enhancement will allow customers to continue to enjoy the powerful HTC Sense experience while also gaining the additional benefits of Google Maps Navigation." As for which build the device will be packing, Raney said that depending on the timing of the actuakl upgrade, the HTC model could end up with Android 2.0 or 2.1. The combination of  an upgraded Android OS with the Sense UI should make the DROID ERIS a much more capable device than it is now, and considering the pricing of the phone, it could be quite a bargain for Verizon customers seeking more bang for their buck.

*UPDATE*: A tipster of ours shared with us that Motorola DROID users will get the 2.0.1 update on December 11. In addition, early next year, or January 22 to be precise, both DROID and DROID ERIS users should aquire the update to version 2.1.

HTC DROID ERIS Specifications | Review

source: InformationWeek

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. MikeG77 (Posts: 373; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Ok thats great to hear that they are updating the Eris but im curious where is the update for the HTC Touch Pro 2? There is no reason why the Eris is all ready an update less then 1 month afer it came out and the TP2 has nothing. There is no point in releasing new devices if your only going to support some of them.

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 15:29

2. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Because... Eris is Android and HTC TP2 is WinMo... Android is Google and WinMo is Microsoft... Anaysis: Because Google is rad, they Update their crap all the time and Microsoft Updates their crap some of the time. And, Verizon doesn't make Android or WinMo Updates. Not so sure what you are upset about.

posted on 06 Dec 2009, 15:38

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


WinMo is crazy powerful and the TP2 is a business oriented device, and it is a fantastic device btw. Why give him negative because he wants 6.5 on his TP2 that he was promives would be available as the device runs the exact same hardware the Imagio does, just in a smaller screen and no floTV. I agree with MikeG, where is the update to 6.5 as it has been out for 2 months now and no update/love for the TP2 without have to get a custom from at XDA. Mike, check out NFSFAN on xda... you won't be dissappointed.

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 15:41

3. MikeG77 (Posts: 373; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Hey Jackface way to state the obvious! But ask your self what does the Eris and the Touch Pro2 have in common.....oh yeh there made by HTC. Now we all know that HTC does not control when a OS update comes out but my point was why is it that an update to winmo 6.5 came out 2 months ago and Verizon has not gotten a new rom from HTC. Oh and i personally dont agree with you about Google being rad but i do agree that microsoft takes forever to update there OS. Your not sure what im upset about? The reason why your not sure is becuase i was'nt upset about anything I was merely questioning Verizons/HTC ability to support there products and customers.

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 15:54

4. blackirish24 (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


The cellular provider is just the middleman or woman however you would like to look at it. The support of software upgrades come from the OS builder and/or the cellphone manufacturer. If you are familiar with Blackberrys you would have already known this. There are leaks and ways to update your device (smartphones) to whatever you would like them too. It's a minicomputer...If you don't like the way it's operating software wise. You have the option to change it. Doesn't matter if it's Iphone, Android, Winmo, Blackberry, etc...None of it has to do with Verizon, At&T, Sprint, Tmobile.... You want update for touchpro 2? just search for it...I did it while typing this post and : http://rapid4me.com/?q=win+6.5+for+htc+touchpro+2 first hit was that....happy upgrading.

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 17:14

7. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Oh yeah, try XDA as well. They do wonders for WinMo Devices!

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 18:08

8. MikeG77 (Posts: 373; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


BlackIrish i know i can look for a custom rom for my phone but thats not the point and i also know that software support comes from the OS or cellphone manufacturer. I think the biggest problem right now for VZW is that they are so focused on Android that everything else has been placed on the back burner. Oh well such is life.

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 21:31

9. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


I could be wrong but I think what Mike was alluding to is that Verizon has shown very, very, very poor support for that entire line of HTC phones ( XV6800, Touch Pro, and Touch Pro 2 ). When the XV6800 came out, Verizon's own employees couldn't even get the neccesary accessories for it because it was not in their employee .... despite being released ( they kept showing accessories for the XV6700 instead ). There was no support for the Verizon version on HTC's site either ( just the Titan, Sprint's version ). Then came the Touch Pro, horry story it may be, but still ... no support. I like the Droid Eris, but I feel that the TP2 is VZW's best business phone .... yet, the TP2 is the ONLY phone they don't sell in the stores ( Nokia Shade doesn't count since it's exclusive to Walmart ). Hell, you can't even go into a Verizon store and look at a demo cause they don't have them. Let's see: You have a device with an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, is touted as one of the best devices for business on the market, has constantly sold out of inventory, and you can't sell it out of the stores? I don't know what it is about that line of phones but something smells rotten between that line and Verizon. In any case, I will probably get the Imagio anyways.

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 22:41

10. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


mike, i would also like to state that htc has absolutely no control over when google releases updates to android devices. microsoft has complete control over htc's winmo devices. way to not know what your talking about.

posted on 05 Dec 2009, 00:53

11. MikeG77 (Posts: 373; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Deschats i know htc has no control over when google does an update. My only point is that the eris will have an update sometime in January but the TP2 came out before and has nothing. "Microsoft has complete control over HTC winmo devices" so just so im not misunderstanding you your telling me that Microsoft controls all aspects of HTC's software and hardware development? I assume your talking strictly about the software side of things?

posted on 05 Dec 2009, 01:02

12. MikeG77 (Posts: 373; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Brikz4real, Finally someone who understands what i was trying to say in my original post.

posted on 05 Dec 2009, 15:30

13. tonyc_42 (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Aug 2009)


hey mikeg77 just because you got called out on your original post for not knowing what the hell you are talking about doesn't mean you need to keep backtracking to get the last word in because it is making you look ignorant. let it go man...

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 16:24

5. akararules (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Nov 2009)


do u have to buy a new phone in order to get the upgrade like from the Iphone to the Iphone 3gS or do you just download it on ur droid eris

posted on 04 Dec 2009, 16:28

6. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


You download it.

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