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Google‘s Android OS is slowly taking over the mobile market. Not only are device manufacturers beginning to overwhelm the market with numerous handset releases, the Android Market had tremendous growth as well. AndroidLib.com, reported that over 9,000 free and paid applications appeared within the 31 day period (March 2010). This growth represents a gain of 68% over February’s apps. March’s growth is a huge increase in the number of total available applications (roughly 58%).
As Verizon prepares to launch a number of new handsets, it’s being rumored that Verizon will soon end-of-life the Droid Eris and BlackBerry Tour 9630. An internal memo was sent out earlier during the week, informing employees that both handsets would reach end-of-life as soon as their inventory is depleted. The Droid Eris, which was released in November, is expected to reach it’s date in May (roughly 7 month life) and the BlackBerry Tour in June.
If you cannot wait any longer for the official 2.1 release, I found a step by step guide on how to root your Eris and install the leaked ROM. They claim that this ROM version has been cleaned up to correct all of the bugs they found, as well as a potential oversight that the original ROM may have had an expiration date (unconfirmed) – so if you’ve already rooted your phone, you may want to check this out.
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I have contacted both Verizon and HTC regarding the 2.1 release date, as I have done several times in the past. As I had anticipated, I received the same ‘no answer’ update from HTC. They stated:
Due to marketing agreements with the US carriers we do not have information on if and when a update will be released. If a carrier request us publish this information you will hear first on our community and twitter broadcasts.
So they blamed the communication issues [...]