Verizon’s Droid Eris to See 2.0 Update in Q1 2010

eris_eclairVerizon’s Droid is currently the only handset in the US to run the latest version of Android, but that will soon change. According to a Verizon Wireless spokesperson, their Droid Eris is slated to get a significant upgrade in the form of 2.0 or beyond.

“The Droid Eris currently using Android 1.5, can and will be upgraded to newer a Android operating system software in first quarter 2010. The enhancement will allow customers to continue to enjoy the powerful HTC Sense experience while also gaining the additional benefits of Google Maps Navigation.”

At $99, this was already one of the best Android bargains you can find. Combining Android 2.0’s capabilities with HTC’s Sense UI gets us all worked up! Depending on the timing, the Droid Eris could skip 2.0 and jump straight to 2.1!  We’ve previously heard that HTC plans to get the Hero up to 2.0 as well.  Perhaps Sprint will be the next wireless provider to offer Android 2.0 handsets.

Source: Information Week & Androinica

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10 Comments

  1. Ivar
    January 26, 17:53 Reply

    when will we be able to get voice-dial via bluetooth on the Eris?

  2. Adam
    January 27, 15:44 Reply

    I'm actually thinking about upgrading to the new Droid, but i'v eheard of every review i've read just about, that the battery life is short and that's the one main problem with me. I do alot with it during the day. Maybe they can lower the amount of things it's doing while it's "sleeping". If they can't improve the battery life to last at least 3-4 days standby. im NOT buying this phone

    • Ryan
      January 28, 18:24 Reply

      I have the Eris and it really isn't that bad. Just get the task killer app.

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