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Can Android 2.1 work for the Eris

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bxrider11, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Bxrider11

    Bxrider11 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Like most Eris owners, I am eagerly waiting for an Android upgrade. I was just looking at a newly released video of the Nexus One and I wondered if the ERis gets updated to 2.1 would it be able to handle the movement of the background images. I noticed with Beautiful Widgets, before it was laid to rest, that if you clicked on the weather when it was cloudy you could see the clouds moving in the background. But will the constant moving images on 2.1 slow up the processor on the Eris.

  2. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    Nobody can really answer that question. All you can do is wait.
  3. pikappetapi022

    pikappetapi022 Well-Known Member

    Let me start out by saying I don'y even own an Eris yet, I'm by no means a phone guru and everything I "know" about the phone i got from this forum so.....

    I was wondering if the processor itself would be able to handle 2.x.

    The phone has a 2 yr old processor and things seem laggy already as reported here so.....how do you guys think the phone will react to the updated software?????

    Could the software update fix a lot of the problems and have the phone work/react faster????
  4. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

  5. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    i would say that htc has all the reports of problem we currently have

    they are knee deep in development of a sense compatible android 2.0 (2.1 whatever)

    i am sure they will be doing their standard testing to make sure things are up to snuff, and maybe a little more for the concisely reported existing issues we have now.

    they have already confirmed we will get 2.0, 2.1 can't be that different

    that said, yes, i believe whole heartedly that the eris can handle it.

    keep in mind, just because a new version comes out with more features doesnt mean it is heavier and thus harder to run. look at vista to win 7, 7 is supposedly much lighter and actually preferred over vista for netbooks although it has more features.
  6. andrew8806

    andrew8806 Well-Known Member

    I'm with CaddyMan on that. Alot of useless code could be trimmed down or left out in Android 2.0 or 2.1. We don't know unless you are one of the developers. Android 2.X will definitely be sweet although you still might see some sluggish moments... Its not gonna be perfect
  7. Bxrider11

    Bxrider11 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, I read that the G1 is getting the Android 2.1 update. I don't know what processor is on that phone. I used to own a BB Storm and it was updated to 5.0 OS right before the release of the Storm 2 which had a similiar system and it did wonders for the phone. The only difference was that the S1 lacked the wifi and the same app memory. I am hoping that the ERis will work great and offer a little more app memory than the S1 did.
  8. motionxxusxx

    motionxxusxx Well-Known Member

    its called, optimization. I'm assuming 2.0 is rewritten from the ground up, optimizing the code. This optimization will allow 2.0 to run on slower processors. Look at how snow leopard on the mac has been optimized.
  9. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    The processor isn't creating the lag, the software is. Just disable Sense and revert to Home then watch how much faster the phone is.

    I hope HTC is reading this and is working feverishly to program Sense to work with 2.0 / 2.1 better.
  10. dsmith1

    dsmith1 Newbie

    i recieved 2.1 update last night! but there is a force close error for the google partner set up . i cant log in to google account. help!
  11. Brian_B

    Brian_B Lurker

    You got 2.1 on an Eris??
  12. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    You have to throw your device into a lake and then spin your arms around and around with phone in hand. Heard this helped my friend.
  13. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    screenshots or gtfo
  14. dsmith1

    dsmith1 Newbie

    yes. but its no use without my contacts apps and email . i need help
  15. telltime

    telltime Member

    I agree with what Caddyman said... No offense, but unless I see it, I don't believe you.
  16. bpk116

    bpk116 Newbie

  17. joeyray15

    joeyray15 Member

    ^ lmao. 1 person out of..........got it and doesn't have screenshots. Fail.
  18. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    I'm pretty sure this is a lie +1
    don't be out spreading lies bro, it gets you banned
  19. alexhendershott

    alexhendershott Well-Known Member

    Did you just get the Eris? You probably just got the second OTA update that was back in January or whatever.

    If you really claim you have 2.1, take a picture with a camera, screenshot with the SDK or take a picture with someone elses phone. After you do that, I'll be glad to help you. ;)
  20. dsmith1

    dsmith1 Newbie

    no lies here bro. no need.on the phone with htc now to see if they can fix it. got my eris before it came out. probably why im one of the first to get update . tell mehow ican sho you and will.dont know how to take a screen shot. notso tech savy.
  21. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Android Expert

    Use a digital camera or someone else's phone camera.
  22. joeyray15

    joeyray15 Member

    This just gets better and better.
  23. dsmith1

    dsmith1 Newbie

    ok this ismy first time onthis site. my phone is not working and need help! who can i email this picture to so that ican get my phone running again? and stop being mad at me cause you haven't recieved the update yet!
  24. alexhendershott

    alexhendershott Well-Known Member

    Email it to me, and I'll help you fix your phone.

  25. dsmith1

    dsmith1 Newbie

    email sent. next time dont be so quick to judge guys. im just looking for some help. anyway, alex please tell them whats up and i appreciate your help

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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