Verizon Wireless has started sending a small number of Droid Eris owners the latest Android 2.1 update. We got info from Verizon that in about 24 hours they will begin to send the update to increasingly more customers. Droid Eris users will see a icon in the notification tab on the phone and much like an application update, they have to confirm the install.
Here are the enhancements this update brings to the Droid Eris:
Enhancements: - Pinch-to-zoom is now available when using the Gallery and Google Maps. - New support for voice-to-text entry. - New Leap thumbnail view lets you pinch to jump between the seven panels on your home screen. - Additional calendar views and easier access to contacts make navigating even quicker. - Google Maps with Navigation provides free, traffic-enhanced, turn-by-turn navigation. - With the Enhanced Android Market, you?ll enjoy a better browsing experience as well as even more applications, including Verizon Wireless content featuring self-service applications. - Ability to log onto and access multiple Google accounts at once. - Support for 19 Microsoft Exchange Server policies makes your phone more secure and business friendly. - Desk Clock intelligently dims your screen and displays the current time while charging. - Location-based cinematic full screen weather keeps you on top of changing conditions.
Improvements: - Free Yahoo! Mail is now supported?simply sign in with your Yahoo! email address and password. - Longer battery life due to power savings. - Improved YouTube video playback. - Better Bluetooth support, including contact transfer. - Automatic settings for POP3 verizon.net email accounts. - Added support for stand-alone Wi-Fi when device is in airplane mode.