We learned back in August that the Dell Streak would be skipping Android 2.1 and move straight to Froyo when it gets updated, but there was no news on just when that upgrade would arrive. Dell has chimed in to tell us more about the Streak’s update and, while there’s still no hard date available, things are looking good for Streak owners. On Dell’s forums, the company has said that Android 2.2 will be coming to the Streak “much sooner” than December 31st.
It’s pretty disappointing that the Dell Streak launched with Android 1.6, but the jump from Donut to Froyo could make the Streak into a completely new device. Some of you may not be a fan of the custom UI that Dell has put on the tablet, but I bet that the Streak will be worth a second look once it’s loaded up with Android 2.2 and all of the new features and enhancements present in that version of the OS
Quote from Dell Forums
Due to resources and commitments to get our global customers the 2.2/Froyo update by the end of the year, we will not be publishing another version of 2.1 nor will we be pushing out 2.1 to additional customers.
I know many of you have requested that we publish specific dates for Android OS updates; however, because there are so many variables (some outside of our control), we cannot make a specific commitment other than we will be publishing 2.2 by the end of this year to all of our Dell Streak customers. I can tell you that our target date is NOT December 31st. In fact, the over-the-air update to 2.2 is target date is much sooner than that.
Please stay tuned here to the Mobile Devices Forum board announcements or follow @DellCares on Twitter for more information.
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But what is the Dell Streak?
Dell Streak Features-
Another Cool Feature of the phone is the Gorilla Glass
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor
Operating System (OS)
- Android OS, v1.6, (soon upgradable to android 2.2)
Camera & Display
- Camera – 5 MP Auto focus camera, dual-LED Flash, Resolution 2592 X 1944 pixels, Face and Smile Detection, Geo Tagging
- A Secondary VGA Camera for Video call
- Display – 5 inches, 480 X 800 Pixels
- Multi Touch Input
- Proximity Sensor for Auto Turn Off Accelerometer Sensor for Auto Rotate
- Audio, Video Playback
- 3.5mm Audio Jack.
- MP3 Ring tones, Vibration
- Games, Downloadable Music
- Voice Dial
- Photo Editor
- SMS, MMS, Email
- Instant Messaging
- Connectivity Options – Bluetooth v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, USB v2.0,
- Data Modes – GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA
Memory (Storage Capacity)
- Internal Memory – 16 Giga Byte, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM
- Expandable Memory- Up to 32 GB MicroSD/Transflash Memory Card Slot
- Unlimited contacts with Photocall
- call records – Unlimited
Dell Streak Battery Power
- Standard battery, Li-Ion 1530 mAh
Mobile Size and Looks
- Size – 152.9 x 79.1 x 10 mm
- Weight – 220 grams.
- Body Colors – Black, Red
Dell Streak Price
Dell Streak Price in India – Rs. 35,000/- approximately