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Verizon pushes out update for Droid Eris

Verizon announces that it has started pushing out an update to the HTC Droid Eris that brings feature enhancements and bug fixes.

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Verizon announced on Thursday that it has begun pushing out a software update to HTC Droid Eris users.

Like the upgrade for the Motorola Droid, the over-the-air update (specifically, ROM version 1.16.605.1/Radio version will be delivered to small group of customers first and then slowly rolled out to everyone within a week. Users will receive a notification on their smartphone alerting them when the update is ready for download.

Highlights of the update include:

  • 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
  • Device now switches effectively from 1x mode to 3G
  • Device no longer requires users to reselect a default e-mail after power-cycling
  • SMS and MMS messaging delivery is improved
  • Eighty-character MMS/SMS message subject lines are now allowed

You can view a full list of feature enhancement and bug fixes here (PDF) and for step-by-step instructions on downloading the update, please check Verizon's support page.