The tale of the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Dell Streak 5 has been epic, but sad for some. This update has started going out for unlocked devices way back in November of last year, however those who bought their Streaks from AT&T in the USA or Rogers in Canada have had to wait, and wait, and then wait some more.
At the beginning of December, it looked like Dell was ready to release the update for AT&T Streak tablet/smartphones, but then pulled it at the last moment, and a week later we heard that the update would be out in January.
Thad didn’t happen, and here we are, almost at the end of February, with Dell announcing yet again that the update has started going out. This time for devices purchased from both AT&T and Rogers. Let’s hope you won’t read another “Dell pulled the update” post tomorrow.
The update is of the over-the-air variety, meaning that your Streak 5 should notify you of the update. After that, just follow the on-screen instructions, it’s easy. Be aware though that this looks like it’s going to be a staggered release, as always with OTA affairs. That means that the wait may not be over for you, since it may take many days before your Streak finally decides to offer you the update.
A few days, or maybe even a couple of weeks, though, is nothing compared to the months and months that AT&T and Rogers customers that are Streak owners have had to wait up until now, so never mind the wait and start celebrating!
Sure, newer Android tablets are out, and they’re running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but… at least your device is half-smartphone! And… that’s something, right?
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