HTC Says Your 2010 Android Phone Will "Most Likely" Get Froyo

There's plenty to get excited about in Android 2.2 AKA Froyo, but HTC offered some not very surprising reassurance to people who bought their most recent handsets, including the Droid Incredible, the EVO, the Desire, or, soon, the myTouch Slide—you will probably get Froyo! Android Central reached out to HTC and got… » 5/20/10 2:48pm 5/20/10 2:48pm

Droid Eris Finally Gets Android 2.1 OTA Update

Droid Eris owners, rejoice! If you haven't already updated your phone to Android 2.1 via that firmware leak, you'll be getting the official upgrade soon. Verizon's begun pushing 2.1 to Eris phones, with some lucky few having already gotten the bump and the rest of you seeing it over the next several days. Verizon's… » 5/12/10 12:25pm 5/12/10 12:25pm

Android 2.1 Update Available For Motorola Droid and Droid Eris Via…

Droid owners have been waiting and waiting for 2.1 to materialize, but fortunately a firmware update has leaked for both handsets. Motorola and Verizon have both promised OTA updates, but it's anyone's guess as to when they'll be out—so this may just be the fastest way to get the latest Android flavor on your… » 3/04/10 7:12am 3/04/10 7:12am

Android's Budget Future, Now: Droid Eris Free On Contract

Super-spec'd premium phones like the Droid and Nexus One are only part of Google's long term plan for Android. What we have here is a glimpse of Android's other future: Free. Android handsets are the new flip-phones! Sort of! » 2/25/10 1:22pm 2/25/10 1:22pm

Smartphone Touch Screen Analysis Tests Finger Fidelity

MOTO Development Labs devised a simple method of analyzing capacitive touch screens using drawing programs. They put the iPhone, the Nexus One, the Droid, and the Droid Eris through the paces and proved not all touch screens are created equal. » 1/09/10 5:00pm 1/09/10 5:00pm

The 30 Essential Android Apps

In a year, Android's gone from shaky upstart to mobile juggernaut. And nowhere is that more apparent than the apps—the Marketplace is positively bursting, with over 14,000 apps. Here are the ones you need, the essentials. » 12/11/09 10:00am 12/11/09 10:00am

Droid Eris Over-the-Air Update Being Pushed Out Tonight

At midnight tonight, Verizon will begin the process of pushing out an update for the Droid Eris. The process will be gradual and it may be up to a week before all customers receive the update. As with the Droid, you'll receive an alert and then need to accept a download. » 12/09/09 11:45pm 12/09/09 11:45pm

Verizon's Buy One Get One Free Deal Includes Droid and Droid Eris (!)

Verizon's done BOGO (as we in the know call them) deals on BlackBerrys before, but now that they've got some seriously solid Android hardware, we're a lot more excited for the (unconfirmed) Droid and Droid Eris deal this weekend. » 12/03/09 8:20pm 12/03/09 8:20pm

The Best Smartphones on Every Carrier

For the first time ever, every major carrier in the US actually has smartphones worth buying, meaning you don't have to break up to get a good phone. Here's the best phones on each one, along with the best deals. » 11/24/09 10:00am 11/24/09 10:00am

Why Aren't More People Talking About the Palm Pixi?

We, as in the tech press, are all over Palm's new mini-Pre. But we, as in the internet, just don't seem to care about it—just ask Google. » 11/12/09 6:25pm 11/12/09 6:25pm

Droid Eris Review

I've reviewed the Droid Eris twice before, when it was called the Hero. The difference is that Verizon's selling it for half the price, making it the cheapest Android phone you can buy—and the best, for the money. » 11/10/09 4:20pm 11/10/09 4:20pm

Why Firmware Updates for Verizon's Droids Would Be Good News

Verizon's Moto Droid and HTC Droid Eris phones have only just landed in people's hands, but what look to be leaked Verizon documents suggest the carrier is tracking a long list of bugs for a potential December 11 over-the-air fix. » 11/10/09 8:28am 11/10/09 8:28am

Verizon Wireless Launches Three More Anti-AT&T 3G Network Commercials

Today Verizon responded to AT&T's "There's a Map For That" lawsuit by releasing a slew of new commercials with similar themes and messaging. The battle continues, this time on the infamous Island of Misfit Toys. » 11/08/09 4:10pm 11/08/09 4:10pm

HTC Droid Eris: Last Month's Killer Android, Now 99 Bucks on Verizon

HTC's Droid Eris, one of the worst-kept secrets in recent memory, is coming to Verizon November 6th for $99. Essentially a rebranded Hero, it shows just how fast time flies: Last month's Android champion is this month's killer budget option. » 11/05/09 8:45am 11/05/09 8:45am

Leaked Docs Confirm Droid Eris Details: November 6 for $99

New leaked documents suggest all the Droid Eris grumblings we've heard were true: it should launch November 6, and will supposedly run $99 after rebate. That's pretty cheap considering it matches the specs of the $180 Hero. » 10/31/09 1:47pm 10/31/09 1:47pm

Droid Eris Doesn't Look Too Shabby for a Cheapo Android Phone

A better look at the purportedly $99 Droid Eris. Not bad, but why is everybody going to stupid touch-sensitive buttons? [Phone Arena] » 10/29/09 9:35am 10/29/09 9:35am

HTC Droid Eris Might Be the Cheapest Android Phone at $99

A lot of attention has been lavished on the Motorola Droid today—and rightfully so—but it's merely the "cornerstone" of Verizon's Droid family. HTC's Droid Eris is gonna be the cheap stepbrother, at 99 bucks. » 10/28/09 5:54pm 10/28/09 5:54pm

HTC Droid Eris Pictured, I Really Hope It's Cheap

We've seen leaks of the HTC Droid Eris (on Verizon) before, but now there's a more official-looking shot from a Verizon training course—and it looks pretty much like the Hero, with some slightly different coloration and button placement. » 10/27/09 6:48pm 10/27/09 6:48pm

"Droid" May Be A Series, Not Just A Phone As Revealed By HTC Droid…

Based on specs coming out about the HTC Droid Desire, it may be that "Droid" represents not just a Motorola handset (which we previously knew as "Sholes"), but the name of Verizon's entire Android series. What's going on? » 10/23/09 7:58pm 10/23/09 7:58pm