I think is so wrong for Verizon and HTC to keep us on the wait list. We were promised to get our upgrade. We can just sit and wait, we need to do something.
I know this wait can be frustrating. I will tell you I think it's coming coon. There is a leaked 2.1 for the Eris that many people are running. It makes the phone very fast and the navigation works well. There is no live wallpaper support. I'm not willing to install it because Im too afraid I wont get the real update. If you want more info look on the Eris subforum on phandroid.com.
My best guess is they'll release 2.1 whenever they get around to releasing the VZW Nexus One/ Incredible. (#RUMOR) I've heard somewhere around March 23 for the N1--if memory serves. But, that's completely speculation on my part built solely on cruising the intertubes. They'll release it when they see fit, much to our impatient malaise.
Till then you can grab the leaked version or tough it out. Q2's almost up. If their word's good, we'll see it soon.
All HTC and Verizon can say, it will be soon. I hope they fix the bugs before it's released. I rather wait for it then downloading update after update to fix any problems or bugs.
A lot of people out there seem to be very happy with the leaked ROM. I hope that means the OTA update (if they decide to send it out) will be just as fantastic.
The N1 is the only phone getting live wallpaper support. Root'd Moto Droids can do this now but some of the live wallpapers put excess strain on the processor. I don't even know if the Eris would handle it all that well.
I agree with jkenma87, though. I would believe the OTA update would come after the N1 so Verizon could get as many sales on that as possible.
I found this.. It's about 5 hours old..
Yeah, and there are about 9 million on twitter about htc update. Everyone keeps asking when it is coming and htc hasn't answered any of them. Just tell us the month you expect to release it, March, April, May? Everyone is going crazy about it! And with the leaked rom, you'd think htc and verizon would be jumping to get it out there. I just hope that verizon doesn't block some of the features that it should have (htc stated they were leaving it up to the carriers to decide). Hello? Open Source! That's why we all bought this phone. No one wants to pay for verizon's stupid vznavigator crap.
Will the next update (2.1) have features that the 2.0 Moto droid have? Specific for me would be the turn-by-turn voice direction for Google Maps. Will 2.1 for HTC Eris have this?? Among all the other things that the Eris didnt have now that the Moto droid does have??
Yes. The 2.1 update includes Google Maps 4.0 and voice navigation.
You know, I'm not too worried with VZW blowing the Open Source idea. They said (I know hoe naive that sounds) that they wouldn't goof with it when they initially released Androids; I doubt they'd do it now.
If they do...backlash the hell out of them :D.
I'm sure that some of you have seen this. The question is, does this apply to Eris' or just Moto-Droids? Anyone know?
Rumors say that the Moto Droid will get the 2.1 upgrade tomorrow 3/18 from Verizon. Does anyone know if the Eris update is the same or at a later date ?
Apparently the Moto-droid update has been delayed now. According to the Verizon site, we should be waiting for HTC at this point:) (Ha, Ha) they keep telling us that the ball is in the other's court.
See below from VZW "smartphone support".
I have the leaked version of 2.1. Works great - very smooth! My question is will I still be notified of the "real" release? Can it be installed over the leaked version? Will there be a user manual for 2.1? It's pretty self-explanatory, but there is a new security feature with typed passwords, not picture and I want to know if I can turn it off or go back to the picture password option for it's ease and safety, especially when driving and wanting to make a call. Any feedback would be great!
Thanks in advance.
I spoke with both verizon and HTC customer support today to try and get insight to this. Verizon says HTC has released 2.1 but Verizon doesnt have it yet and I should call HTC. HTC says they havent released it yet and dont know when it will be released....... Can we just get a straight awnser from you guys? We all bought with the understanding it would get the update last year to keep having it pushed back come on already.
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