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