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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.