By Stephen Schenck | March 3, 2011 6:22 PM
The HTC Droid Eris on Verizon may have sung its swan song, with no official Froyo in store for it, but that doesn’t mean the phone is completely without support. All of a sudden, an OTA update has started going out to the smartphone, giving it enough of a sprinkling of bug fixes, tweaks, and features to let us know that someone’s still got a soft spot for the HTC Incredible’s predecessor.
The update brings the phone’s software to 2.41.605.6 (radio version 2.42.01.04.27). Changes include several fixes to how the Eris handles MMS support, giving you the option to send an attachment only, with no text, and repairing message delivery to non-Verizon users. The other communication-related fix deals with shoring-up the Bluetooth connection when paired with certain Mercedes models.
Several improvements are delivered by the update, though mostly minor ones. You should be able to get more use out of the phone’s signal strength display, thanks to some visual tweaks, and Verizon is now including Visual Voicemail as a default installation. As for messaging upgrades, the Eris gets support for new Twitter login features, and better sync management with Microsoft Exchange.
If you haven’t received the update OTA yet, you can always follow Verizon’s advice for a manual install.