As reported by BGR, Verizon started sending out the update to a limited number of subscribers around Midnight this morning. Over the coming days, the list of recipiants will grow exponentially. The ROM is 1.16.605.1 and the radio version is 188.8.131.52.09. Here is a list of intended improvements:
While on a call and the device is in screensaver mode, pressing the End key now takes the device out of screensaver mode, and a second press will end the call.
On-call mute and speakerphone icon functionality is enhanced.
Upgraded functionality after activation eliminates the delay users were experiencing in receiving their first call.
Device now switches effectively from 1x mode to 3G.
Device no longer requires users to reselect a default email after power-cycling.
SMS and MMS messaging delivery is improved.
Eighty-character MMS/SMS message subject lines are now allowed
Improved picture messaging functionality allows messages from LG phones to be opened.
I no longer have an Eris on hand to check. I’m sure all of us would appreciate a quick report in the comments when you receive the update!