Last Updated: December 22nd, 2010

As our very own John Thompson said in his hands-on with Dell's Streak, the phone/tablet hybrid has some really nice hardware, like a front-facing camera, a 1 GHz processor, and 512 MB of RAM, but the fact that it runs Android 1.6 is rather disappointing.

Well, the update to Android 2.1 may never see the light of day, as Lionel Menchaca, Dell's official chief blogger, has tweeted the following message, which was just spotted by one of Engadget's tippers:

So there you have it - looks like Dell is scrapping plans to roll out Android 2.1 officially, instead gunning straight for 2.2. If you are a Streak owner, this means 2 things:

  • you will now be stuck with 1.6 for quite a bit longer, as 2.2 is unlikely to come out soon
  • you can upgrade to the leaked  2.1 update (UK) or 2.1 update (US) in the meantime, but risk running unofficial software

The consolation is, of course, that delicious frozen goodness will eventually flow your way. Eventually, that is.

Source: @LionelatDell via Engadget

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • Amardeus

    By the time this thing gets Froyo HTC and Motorola will be rocking gingerbread.

    Why would Dell even release this POS with 1.6.

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