While the HTC Hero remains on Sprint, Verizon appears to be moving quickly to clearance its counterpart, the Droid Eris.
Multiple sources have confirmed that the Droid Eris is on the EOL (End Of Life) list, and will be sold out by the end of July. This leaves customers asking if the device will be upgraded to Android 2.2, Froyo.
While Motorola has committed to upgrading the Droid to Android 2.2, HTC has not commented on Froyo for any Verizon device. This calls into question the longevity of HTC Verizon Android updates. As many recall, the Droid and Droid Eris were launched simultaneously, making some Droid Eris buyers asking if they are going to be shortchanged (compared to Droid owners who have been promised Android 2.2).
Verizon Wireless declined to comment to PhoneNews.com as to the status of Android 2.2 for either Droid Eris or Droid Incredible. However, other sources have confirmed that Verizon is testing Android 2.2 for Droid Incredible, along with the Mobile Hotspot feature being retained.
It is not clear if Mobile Hotspot for Droid Incredible will be free, as it has been for the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. Verizon did not respond to requests for comment on the future of Mobile Hotspot on their Android phones.