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O2 Pushing Out Dell Streak Android 2.2 Update

Dell Streak owners on O2 have already started getting the much-awaited Android 2.2 OS upgrade, delivered to them, days after Vodafone announced Froyo for the HTC Magic.

The roll out, which will be rolled out gradually over the next 24 hours, will bring USB and Wi-Fi tethering, enhanced app management, native MS exchange support, Swype keyboard app, better user interface, a more stable environment, support for Flash and many other less significant improvements.

Dell has confirmed that there will be three parts to the update; data backup, update download and update installation. The usual terms and conditions apply; backup your data and make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi in order not to use your data allowance.

O2 has published a complete Dell Streak Android 2.2 update document here. O2 no longer has the exclusivity on the handset and it is also available (for less) at Vodafone and Orange.

The five-inch smartphone is a very capable alternative to the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab and other 4-inch or more smartphones like the X10 or the HTC Desire HD.

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.