Dell Streak To Get Android 2.2 Update

Owners of the Dell Streak smartphone will get an update to Froyo (Android OS 2.2) courtesy of O2, the mobile phone operator that still has the exclusivity for the handset.

O2 said on its official Twitter feed that “Great news for our Dell Streak owners – the 2.2 Froyo update is coming this week!”.

However, upgrade delays are frequent which means that anything can happen until the actual roll-out.

The Streak currently runs on Android OS 1.6 and has failed to lived up to its full capabilities because of this.

That said, those having paid for the unlocked version of the Streak can already enjoy the benefits of Froyo.

These include an improved user interface, much better Microsoft Exchange support, native Flash & Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, 720HD video recording, turn by turn navigation thanks to Google Maps and live wallpapers.

The Dell Streak was the biggest smartphone/tablet hybrid until the Samsung Galaxy Tab came along.

It is powered by a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, comes with 512MB RAM, 2GB onboard storage, a 5-inch 800x480 pixels screen, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a webcam.