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Dell Streak to Get Android 2.2 Before Year’s End, Won’t Go to T-Mobile

Even if the Dell Streak ships with Android 1.6 you can swallow some of your fears of them not supporting the device (software wise) after it’s in the hands of thousands. Dell’s committed to providing their users with Android 2.2 sometime in the future stating it shold be here later this year. That’s awesome. What’s even more awesome is that Dell’s outed a video of the device running Android 2.1:

They definitely aren’t sleeping at the wheel. Unfortunately, T-Mobile customers won’t be able to enjoy this phone/MID hybrid unless they don’t care about 3G speeds. That could change in the future, but it’s not likely that it would be any time soon (if at all). If I were an AT&T fan I’d definitely be looking at picking one of these up if the Samsung Captivate wasn’t the superphone you were looking for. After being rooted and there being proof that a 2.1 version is out and about, you should have no reason to not pull the trigger if you were on the fence already. Dell might not be launching Eclair (they’ll pour their resources into FroYo instead) so sit tight while the magic gets cooked up.

[via Dell]

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  • K3T

    OMG!!! I can’t wait =P

  • thedogscar

    Let me get this straight …

    A product that was developed in 2009, and been seen in public with Micheal Dell since January, and released in the UK 2 months ago … may finally be released to the U.S., with no changes to it for 9 months … and we should buy it, because they will update it by the end of the year?!?!

    Great by year end, you will finally have up-to-date Software, on a out-of-date Product … LOL!!!

    I love the concept of a Tablet/Phone … I will wait for the Streak ’2′

  • thedogscar

    RE-POST

    Let me get this straight …

    A product that was developed in 2009, and been seen in public with Micheal Dell since January, and released in the UK 2 months ago … may finally be released to the U.S., with no changes to it for 9 months … and we should buy it, because they will update it by the end of the year?!?!

    Great by year end, you will finally have up-to-date Software, on a out-of-date Product … LOL!!!

    I love the concept of a Tablet/Phone … I will wait for the Streak ’2′

  • James

    Just don’t ship the darn thing with anything other than 2.2

  • DannyB

    Even if it ships with 2.2, AT&T will find some way to screw it up.

  • Capture

    To all those who are waiting for this “Ginormous Phone”. Try out the Samsung Captivate first and don’t just waste your money to some impulse buying.

    Captivate’s specs are by far the best of the best! lookup in youtube and you will see some videos of benchmarks the captivate versus HTC evo, Droid X and even the Nexus One (with froyo) did not even catch up with the captivate!

    Specs wise (720p HD recording) faster processor with dedicated Graphics core and a built in 16GB memory (expandable upto 48GB at the present) and beautiful Super AMOLED screen is the best bang on the buck!

    If you are still not satisfied with the 4″ screen then go get a 3.5mm video out cable and plug it to your TV!

    Rooting it and enabling non market apps is very easy!

  • reb146

    i want this phone soooo bad. gimme gimme gimme.

  • reb146

    also, their preorder site was changed this morning (only for a couple of hours) stating that you can purchase the streak starting tomorrow, but the change was removed. Many other sites have a picture of the website if anyone is interested.

  • reb146

    fail: Update 2: Dell has been in touch to say that the purchase information suggesting a release tomorrow was “inaccurate” and accidentally caused during some online site tests. http://www.slashgear.com/us-dell-streak-on-sale-july-28th-2795549/

  • Jonathan Drake

    Let’s ship a device that’s not really a phone or a tablet and make it only work on the most unreliable network in the US.

    I’m sorry but this is probably the biggest Android HW fail besides the Samsung galaxy S coming to market without LED flash in 2010.

    Plus Dell recently keeps getting exposed as a company that has morality issues at the core. They are the subject of multiple lawsuits so I wouldn’t touch them with a 10 foot poll.

  • ubo

    Let’s whine that this device doesn’t fit what we want and state that nobody else will want it