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Dell Streak Froyo Upgrade Going Out Today for Unlocked Devices, Late December for Carrier-Specific Devices

We learned Dell would most likely be bringing out the upgrade to Android 2.2 for their five inch tablet sometime this month, but the only word we’d gotten was via a leak that offered nothing more for details. Today, Dell’s come out to acknowledge the update and has confirmed that it will be rolling out starting from today in the United Kingdom (for unlocked/unbranded versions of the Streak only.) For those of you on a specific carrier, Dell’s unfortunately committing to late December as they  need to work with the carriers to get the ball rolling (and even with that window, don’t be surprised to see delays that extend beyond the holiday season.)

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The Streak Froyo Update will be completed in two phases for existing Streak customers.

Phase 1 : Beginning today, Monday, November 15, 2010, an OTA update will be available to customers who purchased their Streaks as unlocked units. These units will be upgraded first because they do not have to go through the carrier approval process. Unlocked units are generally popular outside the United States and can be identified by the fact they are able to be used with a SIM card from any carrier network. The rollout of the upgrade will be gradual with different regions and versions of Donut and Éclair updated over the weeks following November 15, 2010. When a user’s device is ready for an update, the user will be notified by an update icon in the notification bar after a power up. A user can also manually check for an update by going to Settings – About Device and selecting System Updates. Devices ready for update will then be taken through the update process.

Phase 2: Starting later in December, users on devices locked to a specific carrier (i.e. you can only use your carrier’s SIM in the device) will start seeing updates as we work with our carrier partners for technical approval.

Head on over to Dell for the full details as they help to prepare you for the upgrade. [Thanks, Carl!]

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