No Froyo for Droid Eris says Verizon

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No Froyo for Droid Eris says Verizon
Verizon Wireless officially ended the hope of all owners of the HTC Droid Eris by confirming on Thursday that the handset will not be getting the Android 2.2 upgrade. No Froyo means no Adobe Flash Player 10.1 which means angry customers, many of whom still have to wait another year before being able to upgrade to a Flash enabled phone.

Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney confirmed that Android 2.1 is as far as the Droid Eris goes. "We have other options in Android devices, so this is part of the normal evolution of our portfolio," Raney said in an e-mail. The carrier launched the phone along with the Motorola DROID last November. The launch of both phones-the DROID in particular-started the Androidmania that has brought strong momentum to Google's open source OS. DROID owners recently received the Android 2.2 upgrade which allows users of the phone to see Flash video and animation.

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source: Computerworld

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7 Comments

1. ChineseMuscle

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 15, 2008

Looks like no 2.2 for the Droid X as well. STILL WAITING, AND WAITING, AND WAITING ! RASS CLA'AT BWAY ! By the way: Any Ya'ady deh bout ?

2. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

F. U. Verizon!

3. papa_leo unregistered

Ditto that.

4. dkdjf unregistered

droid x will be getting 2.2..no reason why it cant but will be later this year or in 2011..Eris cant handle 2.2 efficiently

5. stangmatt66 unregistered

Really sad because Froyo made my rooted Eris really fast and usable. Don't worry about VZW and HTC, just root and enjoy Froyo.

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Exactly... it's not that the Eris cant handle Froyo; it's that VZW won't make as much money if you don't go out and buy a phone. Enjoying it on my rooted Eris as well. Thanks to NAND back up/restore I'm enjoying a few different ROM's whenever the mood strikes me. FFS root your Android phones already! It's like buying a base model Mustang when you can get the SVT model at no extra charge.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's really, really sad that they won't update the Eris, as it's a great little handset. I still order and sell this phone to customers because I haven't had a single defective return. Not. One.

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