Droid Eris update

By now everyone knows the Verizon has started slowly rolling out the Android 2.1 update for the HTC Droid Eris.  Just like the Motorola Droid 2.1 update, you can wait for the OTA notification or dive in and grab the file yourself if you're like me and have no patience (and don't mind wiping your phone).  It's not all good news though.  There seems to be some discrepancy between the proposed Verizon change log and what users are seeing after they have updated.  Follow through the break for the skinny.

The Good

Always nice to start with the good news.  Those of you who have installed the leak and were having issues with paid and protected apps in your market should now be good to go, as the build's unique ID will have been "approved" by Google on their servers.  If you're not seeing paid and protected apps now, you will soon.

The Bad

A number of enhancements we've been waiting for and were initially promised by Verizon don't seem to be happening.  My travels across the intertubes have found several reports:

  • Pinch to zoom in Google Maps is not included
  • Voice input keyboard is not included
  • The 3D gallery was not included
  • Friendstream was not included
  • The 50 percent time with no signal bug was not fixed
  • The signal bars bug was not fixed

The Ugly

The URL for the file from Google's servers gives us the file name, which is the same version that was leaked a little more than a week ago. There were some questions about whether the OTA would be the same as the leaked version or not.  Those are now answered.  They are the same.

Have you received the OTA or manually installed it?  Seeing any of these issues?  Holler in the comments.