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Dell Streak: Android 2.2 Froyo Release Date Update

Yesterday we told you the confirmed price and release date for US customers looking to pick up the Dell Streak, but now we have fresh details regarding the update to Android 2.2 Froyo – which most of you have been looking for.

As reported from BGR, Dell has now confirmed that the tablet/smartphone device ‘will’ be shipping with the outdated Android 1.6 software.

However, before you get angry – you’ll be pleased to know that the device will be upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo before the end of the year according to Dell, although they didn’t give us an exact month.

Here is a message from their PR team: “We will ship [the] Streak to customers in the US with Android 1.6 and will offer an over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.2 later this year.”

So there we have it. At least 2.2 will be coming before the end of the year. Let us know your thoughts on this – are you still planning to get one?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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blue

hey, i just got my streak replaced after updating to froyo , in less then 48 hrs ,
got a new device, because , it seams the techs both @ best buy and dell support couldnt figure out what the problem is, NOW THE BEST BUY SALES AGENT IS TELLING ME NOT TO UPDATE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! , STATING IT MIGHT CAUSE THE SAME PROBLEM…………

Henry Green
Henry Green

It is 2/13/ 2011 and my dell streak still hasn't been updated .The end of the year, ya right get your sources right idiot before you publish.Looking like a custom install from Modaco or the Unlocker.

jersey
jersey

this phone sucks with 1.6 i should have dud more research before i went out in spent my hard earned money on a old ancient phone dress up in a new suite…. you dell guys are nothing but cons

StreakWI
StreakWI

looks to be the 2.2 update is going the way of at&t's "3g" updates, constantly pushed back….

GonZo
GonZo

will andriod 2.2 come with multi touch for gaming? That and adobe and I'm good…

YodaKrawler
YodaKrawler

they have one more day and then the year is up.. maybe it is going to happen new years at the stroke of midnight.. yeah right not holding my breath

mikeyivan
mikeyivan

its the last week of the year and no updates to 2.2. wtf?

mikeyivan
mikeyivan

its the last week of 2010 and no 2.2?

dev_null
dev_null

The end of the year DELL says… Taking bets now… Froyo b4 2011, can they handle it??

Scott Deagan
Scott Deagan

I bought my Streak about 2 months ago. I love the form factor – my primary reason for purchasing it was for the big screen (my eye site is diminishing with age). The device look appealing – it's sleek and much slimmer than it looks in photos I had seen on the web, and it's no slouch with its 1GHz Snapdragon (although this CPU is at the end of its life span). What I don't like is the software that comes bundled with it. Android 1.6 was terrible. For me, it was the worst user experience ever (without exceptions). Also,… Read more »

Anthony
Anthony

I just got my Dell Streak a week a go. It is the best phone I have in years. It does fit in my pocket, and it is thin. I hope that I don't drop it. I love it. It come with 1.6, and it works just fine. I rather wait for the 2.2 and skip the 2.1 version because I am afraid of the bug. I hate bugs. Patience is a virtue. It gives me the opportunity to practice this virtue. Besides I can surf internet all day with version 1.6 just fine using the $30 unlimited data plan… Read more »

Ernie
Ernie

Love 1.6…..will wait for 2.2….all I want is Flash to play Hulu and other network video shows.
DFoes not hurt that the reviews on the web have proven a great incress in speed over other lower version with same eq: spes

JGW
JGW

Got my streak a week ago …. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! Why all the negative reviews – I hear the UK folks got 2.1 – anyone know if we can crib a copy and update in the US?

Mike
Mike

Got my Dell Streak August 14th! Had some fun with it. Now I'm longing for the OS update. Because web browsing without Flash is a drag. and people need to know that the ATT market is weak at best.

alphateam
alphateam

An OS upgrade would be ideal…I have the US Streak and the1.6 is very ilimited

UNF
UNF

Dell really have made a proper pigs ear of this product launch, and their refusal to provide any but the most inane info on future plans/timescales is the cherry on top which causes many to back away before stretching their plastic to cover the hefty price tag. It should have been released with Android 2.2 and actual marketing. Despite all this, the device itself is the ultimate geek love-toy, if a little fragile for rufty-tuffty-stuffty.

PS: link to Streak 2.1 ROM – http://android.modaco.com/content/dell-streak-str

eve
eve

which site did u get it from

Spook
Spook

Just upgraded to unofficial 2.1 on my Streak and it is much faster, has much improved keyboard, brilliant camera and gallery apps. Also I can now enjoy smooth live wallpapers. When I first got this phone/tablet 2 months ago I have been wondering ever since if I’d made a mistake – with this update I can can finally say that it is a great product….roll on 2.2.

ecko
ecko

Got my dell streak for about 2months. Just updated to unofficial android 2.1which is much better, they have solved some bugs, and finally i got comfy qwerty keyboard while typing in landscape mode. Phone is faster and has some more graphics. Just waiting for 2.2 with its flash player. Had installed it on 2.1 but apparently it doesnt work on all 2.1 phones, but it does work on htc phones. Waiting for smart guys to hack 2.2 😉

Roy
Roy

I have had a Streak for around 2 months now and it is a fantastic product love it with 1.6 will be even better with 2.2. You can see what picture you are taking!! If it has a big pink thing in the screen, move your finger. Why would yo want to use it in portrait, do you stand your wide screen tv on its end?

Timmy
Timmy

Thought about getting one but after using one for almost a month, I'm going with something else. Dell needs to rethink the arrangement and functionality of their hardware buttons. The camera lens is poorly placed on the back (it's easily covered with your hand) and the Home screens need to have the option to display in portrait (not everyone prefers landscape only). Maybe that last one will be fixed with the 2.2 update if not from the developer community. $299 is too much to pay for a very old version of Android and all its limitations (to go along with… Read more »

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