The great folks over at XDA have been porting Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the HTC Droid Eris. Nevertheless, XDA member punk.kaos has been leading the charge on porting Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the Eris. The most surprising news is that the Gingerbread ROM for the device is very near to a fully working state.
The Droid Eris is a device which is way past its prime. HTC did not even bother to update the handset to Android 2.2. But, this did not dampen the Eris owners’ spirit over at XDA to port Gingerbread on their beloved handset. As of now, Wi-Fi, GPS, Open GL and audio work pretty much flawlessly on the latest version of the ROM.
The first question which came to my mind when I came across this news – Why would anyone in this earth port Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the HTC Droid Eris? I still can’t find an answer to this question though. I do understand that not everyone is rich enough to buy a high-end Android phone but Android 2.3 on a Droid Eris. Seriously?!!?