HTC DROID Eris Android 2.1 Update Coming Soon! What New Updates to Expect
May 8, 2010 10:58 AM –
HTC DROID Eris owners can rejoice as Verizon will be releasing the software update to Android 2.1 soon! However it comes at a cost as the update will Wipe your phone. So be sure to backup your information you may want to save like SMS text messages, call logs, apps, and contacts (try MyBackup Pro for complete backup solutions or WaveSecure for SMS and call logs, try AppManager for apps, and your Gmail account automatically backs up Contacts). This will alleviate some of the frustration of outdated software and fragmentation in the market. Below are key highlights of what new updates DROID Eris should receive coming from Android 1.5 to 2.1:
- Pinch-to-zoom is now available when using the Gallery and Google Maps.™
- New support for voice-to-text entry. − Whenever a text-entry box appears, simply tap the microphone icon on the virtual keyboard and speak.
- New Gallery application with 3D layout. View and share photos taken with your phone and images from your online Picasa Web albums.
- New Leap thumbnail view lets you pinch to jump between the seven panels on your home screen.
- Additional calendar views and easier access to contacts make navigating even quicker.
- Google Maps with Navigation provides free, traffic-enhanced, turn-by-turn navigation.
- With the Enhanced Android Market,™ you’ll enjoy a better browsing experience as well as even more applications, including Verizon Wireless content featuring self-service applications.
- Ability to log onto and access multiple Google accounts at once.
- Support for 19 Microsoft® Exchange Server policies makes your phone more secure and business friendly
- Desk Clock intelligently dims your screen and displays the current time while charging.
- Location-based cinematic full screen weather keeps you on top of changing conditions.
- Free Yahoo!® Mail is now supported—simply sign in with your Yahoo! email address and password
- Longer battery life due to power savings.
- Improved YouTube® video playback.
- Better Bluetooth® support, including contact transfer.
- Automatic settings for POP3 verizon.net email accounts.
- Added support for stand-alone Wi-Fi when device is in airplane mode.
- Improved handset audio when disconnecting a wired headset.
- Faster power-up time.
- Improved swipe-unlock functionality.
- Added support for Microsoft Office 2007 documents.
For step-by-step instructions on how to perform the download, please visit verizonwireless.com/erissupport.
[Thanks n3rdg1rl via Android Community via Verizon]