Android Phones

Over-the-air update for the HTC Droid Eris now in the roll-out process

December 10, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

Android Phones, Carriers, HTC, Verizon

Over-the-air update for the HTC Droid Eris now in the roll-out process

It may not be the Android 2.0 update that many Droid Eris users are waiting for, but similar to the Motorola DROID, the Eris is now in the process of getting its own over-the-air update.

According to the details, the roll-out for this update is already underway and will bring the ROM and Radio version up to 1.16.605.1 and respectively. As to what this update is correcting, adding and/or fixing.

• While on a call and the device is in screensaver mode, pressing the
• End key now takes the device out of screensaver mode, and a second press will end the call.
• On-call mute and speakerphone icon functionality is enhanced.
• Upgraded functionality after activation eliminates the delay users were experiencing in receiving their first call.
• Device now switches effectively from 1x mode to 3G.
• Device no longer requires users to reselect a default email after power-cycling.
• SMS and MMS messaging delivery is improved.
• Eighty-character MMS/SMS message subject lines are now allowed
• Improved picture messaging functionality allows messages from LG phones to be opened.

Unfortunately without a Droid Eris in my hand I cannot verify this one personally so if you are an Eris user then hit the comments below and let us know if you have received the update, and more importantly let us know if it seems to be helping.

[Verizon Wireless (PDF link) via BGR]