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HTC Droid Eris Receiving Update July 16th

Douglas Carter

JustJay on the AndroidPIT forums posted up news that an update for the HTC Droid Eris would release soon. Droid Life managed to get ahold of pictures of an internal document from Verizon Wireless that show an OTA software update destined to start rolling out onto Droid Eris phones just before midnight on July 16th. the update is not Android 2.2, but rather a software update to improve performance of the device.

According to the image from Droid Life, the update will include the following enhancements:

  • Improved audio controls
  • Enhanced speed dial
  • Improved text, video, and picture messaging functionality
  • Phone's contact sync with Backup Assistant, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and Facebook
  • Weather app enhancements and stability fixes
  • Phone now pairs with Jabra Bluetooth headset
  • Phone syncs with Gmail contacts

TalkAndroid adds that "it’s been a few months since Eris owners had any kind of update, so users of the device will be happy to hear" the news of an update. Especially after Verizon discontinued the HTC Droid Eris not so long ago. Android Central mentions that it seems "Verizon hasn't forgotten it's customers who prefer the smaller, but still sexy, Eris."

One of the pictures mentions that it may take up to a week for all Verizon Droid Eris users to receive the update, so try and stay calm.

Phandroid notes their wariness "that this may in fact be the last little OTA treat Verizon and HTC push to the Eris."

Other Sources: Android Central, Phandroid, TalkAndroid

Image from Droid Life

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  • Douglas Carter Jul 21, 2010 Link

    Glad to hear you got it though.

  • jntt Jul 20, 2010 Link

    i just got the upgrade... yesterday
    but i still havent noticed the difference.

  • justJay Jul 13, 2010 Link

    I feel your pain Casey.. but non-the-less.. I love my Eris.

  • Casey Beth Jul 13, 2010 Link

    its awful frustrating that my eris which was brand new eight months ago is being treated as obsolete!

  • Fabien Roehlinger Jul 13, 2010 Link

    That would be great!! Looking forward to it!

  • justJay Jul 13, 2010 Link

    When I get the OTA update I'll post my experience with the new enhancements.