Verizon Wireless has begun pushing out a new update for the HTC Droid Eris. The update does not upgrade the device to Android 2.2, but instead makes bug fixes to the existing Android 2.1 branch.
The update will be rolled out over the next week. The upgrade is already being pushed to the first waves of phones, and users report success installing the update. Users who installed “leaked” versions of the initial Android 2.1 update have also been successful in updating to the latest version.
Verizon discontinued the Droid Eris over the past week, and has declined to comment as to if the device will be upgraded to Android 2.2. Meanwhile, Motorola has confirmed that the Droid (released on the same day as the Droid Eris) will in fact be upgraded to Android 2.2. Verizon similarly declined to comment on the parallel between the two situations.
Read more for the change list from Verizon.
* Improved audio
** The audio controls have been updated.
* Enhanced speed dial
** Save and add contacts to speed-dial list with ease.
* Improved text, video, and picture messaging functionality
* Contacts now sync with Backup Assistant, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and Facebook.
* The Weather app / widget has been enhanced and stabilized.
* Droid Eris will now pair with a Jabra Bluetooth headset.