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Eris firmware update
Medic180
Member

I know this is beating a subject to death but when is there ANY update for the 1.5 firmware coming out? As a medical professional I used epocrates on my windows mobile based phone. When the android phones first came out I eagerly; quite possibly prematurely; jumped on the HTC Eris which came stock with firmware 1.5. I Love the phone however epocrates was not available. OK, I will wait. Well now they have come out with an Android native app that requires 1.6 or higher. So I am back to carrying multiple pocket flip guides instead of just being able to use my smart phone. When is Verizon or HTC going to get it together and update the firm wear or do I need to just buy another phone???

 

Please verizon if you read these blogs and care about your customers get the firmware out ASAP. There are many people who want it just because it is the "latest and greatest", but there are just as many of us that NEED it because apps we need are not written for the older firmware.

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supitsmike
Sr. Member

Medic180 wrote:

I know this is beating a subject to death but when is there ANY update for the 1.5 firmware coming out? As a medical professional I used epocrates on my windows mobile based phone. When the android phones first came out I eagerly; quite possibly prematurely; jumped on the HTC Eris which came stock with firmware 1.5. I Love the phone however epocrates was not available. OK, I will wait. Well now they have come out with an Android native app that requires 1.6 or higher. So I am back to carrying multiple pocket flip guides instead of just being able to use my smart phone. When is Verizon or HTC going to get it together and update the firm wear or do I need to just buy another phone???

 

Please verizon if you read these blogs and care about your customers get the firmware out ASAP. There are many people who want it just because it is the "latest and greatest", but there are just as many of us that NEED it because apps we need are not written for the older firmware.


To answer this as honestly: No. And we won't know unless they say something about it.

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Re: Eris firmware update
willanaya
Novice

isnt it strange that all this time it was non stop talk/rumors about the droid update, but not once has anyone talked about an HTC update, not even a rumor.

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kenyu73
Novice

It's probably because us Eris rumor people installed the leaked version and we're all content. :smileywink:

 

However, I am noticing I need to use task killers more with the Eris 2.1... :smileyindifferent:

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willanaya
Novice

kenyu73 wrote:

It's probably because us Eris rumor people installed the leaked version and we're all content. :smileywink:

 

However, I am noticing I need to use task killers more with the Eris 2.1... :smileyindifferent:


 

yeah, i was going to say something to that effect but i'm glad you came in and did it.

 

there is always the alternative doc. to your problem.

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M3lton
Member

I use my TasKiller every single time before I lock my Eris.

 

I can't imagine having to use it more. I don't think I can.

 

Sometimes apps are open that I didn't even touch or open.

 

Oh well, still like the phone.

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Re: Eris firmware update
jeffgman
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Medic180 wrote:

I know this is beating a subject to death but when is there ANY update for the 1.5 firmware coming out? As a medical professional I used epocrates on my windows mobile based phone. When the android phones first came out I eagerly; quite possibly prematurely; jumped on the HTC Eris which came stock with firmware 1.5. I Love the phone however epocrates was not available. OK, I will wait. Well now they have come out with an Android native app that requires 1.6 or higher. So I am back to carrying multiple pocket flip guides instead of just being able to use my smart phone. When is Verizon or HTC going to get it together and update the firm wear or do I need to just buy another phone???

 

Please verizon if you read these blogs and care about your customers get the firmware out ASAP. There are many people who want it just because it is the "latest and greatest", but there are just as many of us that NEED it because apps we need are not written for the older firmware.


 

 

I have heard no official update on the date.  The last thing I have heard from the internet is once the Droid update was done we should start seeing the Eris update be sent out.  From what I understand the Droid update finished yesterday.  So, hopefully no later than next Friday we could see an update.  That is all speculation on my part though.

 

Jeff

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marl
Member

Its amazing to me how long this update is taking....

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grace2you
Member

I signed up for the community boards just to say I agree... It is amazing that it is taking so long for a firmware update.  And with every new android phone that comes out I wonder if there will actually be an update.  I'm a little disappointed -- mostly because there has been NO confirming, denying, or speaking out officially.  Of course, the longer it takes, it makes me even more worried that once the update is "here" it will actually be more buggy or something.  I love the phone, but it is just a bit annoying to not have Verizon say anything one way or another.

 

grace2you

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LetsgoFishing
Novice

this is a topic that's discussed alot so i felt i should relay this email message i recvd from VZW this past Tue, 13Apr. i had asked VZW if the update was going to be put on the Eris and this is the email response i got:

 

 

 

We'd like to assure you that we are committed to providing the very latest in products and services. For that reason, we rigorously test our products prior to launching them in an effort ensure they meet our standards of excellence. Doing so allows us to confidently address information regarding products or services that we currently offer. Disclosing any unconfirmed information that may be subject to change could raise expectations that may not be met.

 

At this time, we are unable to state when the HTC Droid Eris software update will become available as no information has been given thus far. We understand and sincerely apologize for any frustration and would like to encourage you to sign up for email updates so you can receive information regarding our new products and services.

 

 

 

i also recvd a phone call from VZW hdq, she told me the higher ups need to hear from as many customers as possible about the questions and concerns about the Eris update.  i told her to check out the forum but she said they need to be contacted.

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