Verizon Droid Eris Android 2.1 Update Available Already?

February 18, 2010, By Atul Roach

While some of the Verizon users are expecting the Android 2.1 update a tad later this year, a few cases have been reported where the existing users have already started receiving Android 2.1 updates on the Droid Eris handsets. An over-the-air update has been reported but then, there are inconsistencies in the report as a number of Eris owners received the update with HTC’s Sense UI while the others did not.

What raises a brow is the fact that HTC cannot release Android updates for the Droid Eris without the customized interface and hence the claims are questionable.

Users who reported Android 2.1 without Sense claim that the OTA software erases the entire data on the phone. It is just been a couple of days that HTC itself confirmed to bring the upgraded OS to the Eris and Hero smartphones though it did not mention the precise time-frame.

Verizon needs to quickly intervene with a clarification for otherwise the Droid Eris owners on a Verizon plan will flock the Big Red stores needlessly. [via: Electronista]

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