Dell Streak 7 will receive Android Honeycomb upgrade

Here’s a bit of Android tablet-related news that isn’t a new tablet launch. Remember the Dell Streak 7? Dell’s 7-inch tablet was launched earlier this year with a mixed bag of specs, so to speak. Everything was looking fine, including its dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, but then Dell decided to slap a touchscreen with a resolution of just 800×480 onto the tablet. And, to add insult to injury, the Streak 7 has been running Android 2.2 Froyo all this time.

While nothing can be done about the display’s resolution (save for Dell releasing an updated Streak 7), the software is an easy fix. And, amazingly, Dell seems like it wants to do something about it.

The company has confirmed today that it will upgrade the Streak 7 to Android 3.2 Honeycomb. A few Streak 7 units running Honeycomb have been spotted at IFA. It’s almost vanilla Honeycomb here, with a touch of Dell’s Stage UI added in for good measure.

Unfortunately, a clear release date for the update hasn’t been announced yet. Of course we’re hoping that this hits the streets as soon as possible though. But if you haven’t yet bought a tablet and want a 7-incher, you may want to look at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 7.7. As nice as the Streak 7 is in other respects, 800×480 on a tablet is simply unforgivable from where we stand.

You can get the Streak 7 on Wirefly here.

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Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • B. Owens

    Why does it take so long to release the update? Clearly the software exists and is running on an official streak, just upload it to the frieking update server already. Eesh

  • Shaun Bc

    Supposed to be released sometime this month (september 2011)

  • Millermoto

    I was able to forgive the screen resolution when I was able to buy one for $99.

  • jason

    i got mine for $150 on amazon. can’t wait till it comes out!!!