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December 16, 2010

O2 confirms Android 2.2 for Dell Streak

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by Darren Allan

As O2 promised earlier this week, the Android 2.2 (or Froyo) update for the Dell Streak has now been pushed out.

Against all expectations – well, our expectations anyway – although there is a caveat. Some Streak owners still appear unable to get the upgrade.

Yesterday on Twitter, O2 posted: “The update’s out today but there are alot of Streaks to do! It shouldn’t be long now, though.”

A punter who claimed he still couldn’t get it this morning was told: “It’s available now but because of demand, you may need to try a few times to get it.”

So there you have it – it’s out, you should be able to grab it, but you might have to try a few times before success becomes apparent.

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5 Comments »
  1. What about galaxy s hmmmm?

    Comment by jake — December 16, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

  2. “It’s no wonder Streak owners are keen to get the upgrade, seeing as they’ve been bumbling along on Android 1.6 previously.”

    Great “research” as usual - in September O2 released their infamous 2.1 upgrade, which caused more problems than it solved, but I got it and had been using it for 3 months.

    I now have 2.2 on my phone, and as usual, new OS version means teething problems - some good, some bad, some damn annoying…

    I’d love to know who makes the decision at Dell about what to change, because they’re clearly an idiot and should be fired - the removal of the Streak specific keyboard (which was a joy), the front camera in 2.1 not being active, the new Home screen in 2.2, all of which cause problems for Streak users, and none of which we wanted as users!

    @jake, depends on which network you’re on - Three & T-Mobile have their Galaxy S update to Froyo, so you’ll not have long to wait for O2…

    Comment by PhilA — December 16, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

  3. Where and how can I download 2.2 for streak

    Comment by jerris — December 17, 2010 @ 5:58 am

  4. Hi Phil, You’re quite right, apologies for the error… completely forgot about the 2.1 upgrade (which I wrote several news stories about… memory just isn’t what it used to be… :-/ )

    Jerris, the upgrade should be made available via your handset, although it is still rolling out to some.

    The latest O2 posted yesterday on Twitter was: “Hi Craig, yep, the Froyo update is still rolling out. It’s in high demand though so keep trying to check for the update.”

    Comment by Darren Allan — December 17, 2010 @ 9:34 am

  5. I have received the official notification on my streak locked to O2 but sadly, I can’t even get past the backup stage?! 45 minutes and still at 0%, perhaps I am being impatient?

    Comment by Do0dells — December 17, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

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