Confirmed: Verizon Will Not Update the HTC Droid Eris to Android 2.2
Brenda Raney, spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless, announced that the HTC Droid Eris will not be upgraded to Android 2.2 in a statement to ComputerWorld. Here is her exact statement on the matter:
“We have other options in Android devices, so this is part of the normal evolution of our portfolio.”
For HTC Droid Eris owners, this comes as a major disappointment because many owners still have a good year left on their two-year contract, yet they will not be able to update their phone to the latest and best version of Android. Current HTC Droid Eris devices run Android 2.1, which is a solid version of Android, but it is not Android 2.2 and will never feature goodies such as Adobe Flash 10.1 support.
If Verizon Wireless allowed Droid Eris customers to opt out of their contract without having to pay a large termination fee, I think many of them would upgrade to a better phone that is currently running Froyo or will be upgraded in the future (such as the Motorola Droid 2, Motorola Droid X, HTC Droid Incredible, or the Samsung Fascinate). If you’re still ticked off about Verizon’s refusal to roll out Froyo to your Droid Eris, perhaps you should consider running a custom ROM.
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