Though the HTC Droid Eris
soldiers on in user pockets in a variety of guises
, Verizon has unsurprisingly decided to disavow future updates for the canceled device
. Carrier spokespersons told Computerworld
that the Eris won't see Android 2.2. "We have other options in Android devices, so this is part of the normal evolution of our portfolio," a spokeswoman reportedly said. While we didn't really expect Verizon to pull a T-Mobile
and support phones that died even before the original G1
, we have to imagine there'll be a few ruffled feathers at that particular choice of words. No one likes to be told to buy a new device in order to get a software update. On the plus side, we expect XDA-developers
will get a few new members this week, the better to unleash the potential of future neglected devices for us all.