AT&T’s Dell Streak 5 Gets Android OS 2.2 Upgrade

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Users of the version of the Dell Streak that is SIM locked to AT&T can now upgrade this tablet phone to Android OS 2.2 (Froyo). This is a significant upgrade, and it brings a wide array of new features.

Dell Streak with Android OS 2.2Dell released this upgrade for the unlocked version of the Streak 5 late last year, but the upgrade for AT&T’s model is just going out now.

New in Android OS 2.2 (Froyo)
With this release, Dell is dropping the proprietary user interface that was on the Streak when it first launched. Instead, it will use the new Dell Stage Interface, which is close to the standard Google UI with a set of widgets developed by Dell added on top. This should make it easier for Dell to release operating system upgrades in the future. 

Because the Streak 5 is making the jump from Android OS 1.6 to OS 2.2, this new version includes a large number of significant enhancements:

  • Adobe Flash 10.1 support
  • Enhanced Microsoft Exchange support
  • Ability to create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Support for Live Wallpapers
  • Improved performance & memory management
  • Support for more apps like the native Twitter client, Skype for Android, and the Firefox Beta browser
  • An improved, more-responsive, phone dialer interface

Get the Upgrade Now
Dell is sending this update out over the air (OTA) directly to the Streak 5. Users will be notified when their device has received the new system software, and given the option to install it. 

Those who don’t want to wait can request the upgrade by going to either Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates or by opening this upgrade page on the Streak.

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