HTC Droid Eris Not to Come With Froyo, Confirms Verizon

September 17, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Verizon wireless has confirmed that the Droid Eris will not be getting the Android 2.2 update, confirming rumors which started circulating in June. Verizon’s spokesperson had told Computerworld that the HTC build handset will not be getting Froyo.

The smartphone, which was launched alongside the original Motorola Droid last fall, had originally shipped with Android 1.5. In December 2009, the carrier had provided updates to Eris that included software fixes to improve performance. Also, this past May, Verizon had updated the Eris to Android 2.1.

Earlier, the users of the phone had become restless when other phones running earlier versions of the Android OS began getting the update. They wanted to know whether they would get the features provided in the update, such as Flash support.

Now the decision by Verizon has come as a shock to the Eris customers since they will not be provided an update to get the capabilities or applications they seek. Those customers still have another year on their Eris contracts.

However, after confirming about the decision, a spokesperson of Verizon had said that there will be other options available for Eris customers. But there were no hints on what those might be.

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