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HTC Droid Eris Receiving Update July 16th

Authored by: Douglas Carter — Jul 13, 2010

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

Source: Droid Life

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