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General Eris Likely Won't Get 2.2

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    Android 2.2 'Froyo' Coming to Droid, EVO 4G | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

    Looks like no official 2.2 Froyo update for us.
     

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    that does not say anything about which phones will NOT get it, they are just guessing which phones will. Don't count it out until HTC gives us a definite no...
     
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    I don't see where they say it won't come to the eris. Of course they will update their flagship lines first, but we all knew that. If it does come obviously it will be after the incredible and evo are updated, but what else do they have to work on once those are completed? Theres only a handful of HTC android phones and it would bode well for them to update it. Expecially considering they will already have most of the pieces in place with the other phones being updated. It'll be just a matter of testing it out on the eris and fixing any bugs they find. Not to mention google will be putting pressure on them to get the remaining android phones on 2.2 to decrease the market fragmentation that exists today and is a major hurdle for developers hoping to make the jump onto the android bandwagon.
     
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    You do realize the eris is the desire right
     
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    Not only that it comes from PCMag, which isn't exactly the best source for cell phone news and updates.
     
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    Mos of those phones are running Sense. I know they all have faster processors and such, but if they are building it anyway......

    Until they say, the Eris will not get it we can only wait and see.
     
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    True true.

    Even though they have to get it working on the incredible, which means making it compatible with Sense and what not, does not mean they will take the extra time to patch it up for Eris. Although 2.2 from 2.1 will not be as big a jump as 1.5.

    Possible still, but I am not holding my breath.
     
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    Even if there is no OTA for 2.2 I am sure someone will be able to root it so it can work on your phone.
     
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    That's old news at this point. It should be noted that they did not specifically say that the Eris, Hero, Magic and Dream would not get 2.2, but I tend to doubt that HTC will bother. It took them this long to get 2.1 on the Hero and Eris, and putting 2.2 on both after months of effort isn't going to get them any more sales of these devices.
     
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    Are you sure, i thought it was the hero not the desire. The desire is like the incredible in terms of specs.
     
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    The Eris was the original Desire, but they clearly reused the name for a much different phone (i.e., AMOLED display, 1 GHz Snapdragon.) I am sure that the Desire that they mention is not the Eris.
     
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    I'm skeptical, in the article it did say HTC phone released this year, the Eris was released last year. Sorry :(

    I'd love to have 2.2 as much as the next person, but I'm not counting on it, I haven't even received the OTA.
     
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    Verizon will make the final say, not HTC.
     
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    Yes it might not get them more sales but it may build brand loyalty. And imo thats even more important than a few sales they may gain because of it. Who looks bad if it doesn't come? Verizon? Nope. Google? Nope. HTC looks bad.
     
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    Negative. Verizon would welcome the update if HTC wants to produce it. Verizon can also influence HTC to start the process of developing. But verizon won't put the brakes on it if HTC goes through the effort of making it.
     
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    Agreed now lets just hope HTC thinks the same way as we do lol
     
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    isnt one of the ota's or leaks labeled desire. just what i thought of when i posted that, im sure you guys are right though...
     
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    Even if we don't get it I am sure someone will rom it for rooted users
     
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    I thought is was pretty generous of Google/HTC to update us to 2.1. After a certain point, most manufacturers would refuse to update and make us buy "new/improved" products.
    If we're able to get Froyo on the Eris, I will stay loyal to HTC handsets in the near future. I'm with Verizon, which is rumored to get the iPhone soon and thought I would make the jump when it became available to me.
    Android is doing a great job, I'll stick with them...
     
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    Desire is probably just a code name for our phone.. The real Desire is more like the incredible..
     
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    The OTA is labeled desire.
     
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    HTC's internal code for the Eris is "DesireC" (C for CDMA), but like someone said, they reused the name for a GSM phone in Europe with higher specs.
     
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    Yes, the update filename is rather long, includes numbers and what-not, and includes "desire" in the name.

    When you boot the phone in recovery mode (or whatever it's called), it says "desire" across the top too.
     
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