HTC has just promised that it’s going to upgrade the HTC Droid Eris to Android OS 2 early next year, moving it up to the latest version of Google’s operating system for smartphones.
In a month or so, HTC will release a version of either Android OS 2.0 or 2.1 for this device. The company is being vague, but unconfirmed reports say the upgrade will be to Android OS 2.1.
The new version of Google’s OS offers a range of new features, such as support for multiple Microsoft Exchange accounts, an updated version of the web browser, and better camera software.
This will be a free upgrade, and will include HTC Sense,
In the Mean Time…
Verizon is currently in the process of sending out a small “bug fix” update for the system software on the Droid Eris. Those who are too impatient to wait for this now have the option to manually install it.
However, anyone considering it should be aware that the leaked version of this update will completely erase this smartphone, returning it to the state it was in when it left the factory. Before it can be used, it will even have to be reactivated, and then all the user’s data and applications will have to be re-installed.
The official version, which is slowly being disseminated by Verizon to Droid Eris users, will be a simple update that can be installed with almost no hassle.
Those who are still interested in the un-authorized manual update can find it here.
Source: HTC and AndroidCentral