Verizon: “No Froyo for Droid Eris”

File under: Shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Verizon has confirmed that the HTC Droid Eris will not be seeing an Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ update.  Considering how early in Android’s life this phone came out, we’re not shocked to hear 2.1 would be the last officially supported version.  Many of the first phones to roll out are being left behind at 1.6 and 2.1 simply because they don’t have the hardware to support the updates.  Or… because carriers and handset makers would rather focus on super phones that attract new subscribers.  Here’s the comment from Verizon’s rep.  You be the judge.

“We have other options in Android devices, so this is part of the normal evolution of our portfolio,”- Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney

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  1. TheGeek
    September 17, 13:20 Reply


    Curse you Verizon! First you sell me an old phone, then you stop selling it, then you deny me Froyo! This is the last straw! Today I root my phone and put a Froyo ROM on my Eris JUST TO SPITE YOU VERIZON!


  2. md
    September 17, 16:23 Reply

    Hmm “other options in android devices”… super!! I’d love to upgrade. So that means you’ll give me and early upgrade right? Not a chance. Eris is easy to root and a number of good froyo Roms r there. Screw vzw they have abandned us. Tazz Froyo yeah!!!!

  3. Alex
    September 19, 04:46 Reply

    Will the update be available it we got the device directly via HTC? (not operator bound)

  4. Brian
    September 19, 10:21 Reply

    F*** you Brenda and your little porfolio too. For that i’m going with Sprint.

  5. jake
    September 20, 17:26 Reply

    ROOT IT! droid still does on a crappy phone… just not as well

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