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AT&T-Locked Dell Streak to Get Android 2.2 Froyo Update Feb. 1



According to Best Buy sources to blog Streak Smart, the AT&T-locked version of Dell’s 5-inch tablet/smartphone hybrid will be getting its upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo on February 1st, the day before Dell will be launching its 7-inch tablet for carrier T-Mobile USA.

Though there was a lot of initial enthusiasm behind Dell’s entry into the tablet/smartphone space with the 5-inch Streak, the device was launched with an aged OS at that time, debuting with Android 1.6 at a time when Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 were beginning to gain momentum. Additionally, when it launched, the Streak was only offered through Dell’s website. Since then, Dell has made the Streak more widely available through Best Buy stores.

The OTA upgrade for the Dell Streak is expected to hit beginning on February 1st. In the past, Streak owners have been disappointed as rumored release date for Froyo had come and gone without an official word from Dell. The Froyo update has been available for some time now for the unlocked version of the Streak, and this bit of news would only apply to the AT&T carrier-locked edition of the device.

Despite Dell rolling out an upgrade to Froyo, the device will still be behind the times as Android users and owners are now looking towards Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is currently available now, or even Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which will be shipping in the latest crop of Android tablets, including the Motorola Xoom and LG G-Slate.



  1. Yee

    01/31/2011 at 8:55 pm

    Whatever, I don’t trust rumor anymore until I see the actual update sending over to my Streak. So far, it has nothing good about the rumor but lies after lies.

    • Syvdan

      02/01/2011 at 4:41 pm

      Alas, blasphemy in the Ether. Cometh the Holy Manufacturer who promises software update soon; cometh the Holy Service Provider who promises software update eventually; and cometh the Holiest of Retailers who promises software update on the First Holy Day of February! And Praise be to the Unholy Consumer Who is left with naught but a $300 Brick. All Hail, the $300 paperweight! All Hail the miscreant Trinity!

    • Gusss

      02/23/2011 at 7:40 pm

      FINALLY!!! I’m in South, FL and I’m updating right now! Praise Jesus!!!

      • Texadillo9

        02/23/2011 at 8:13 pm

        Yup…Texas…Round Rock….Updating now.

        • Offermanb

          03/23/2011 at 12:10 am

          really shit im in buda and it wont freaking update

  2. Ckchanod

    02/01/2011 at 2:17 am

    Froyo 2.2 and 2.3 are quite similar. I hope the Dell Streak 5 can be updated to Froyo 3 in the not too distant future. However, I don’t have any faith with AT&T.

  3. Chell_Bird

    02/01/2011 at 3:29 am

    Any idea if the update starts are 12:01 on the 1st or just whatever time the get around to it?

  4. Overhandright33

    02/01/2011 at 1:42 pm

    9am eastern time. Nothing yet.

  5. Richocet2

    02/01/2011 at 2:51 pm

    9am central time. not here either

  6. Fidelity143

    02/01/2011 at 3:06 pm

    0300 hrs hawaii and nothin

  7. w.r.k.

    02/01/2011 at 3:40 pm

    My guess is that I will not see this update until I am 71 years old. That should give AT&T 20 more years to figure it out.

  8. Ckchanod

    02/01/2011 at 3:46 pm

    Sorry folks, today is Feb 1 and there is still no update. Damnnnnnnnmmmmmnnnnn!

  9. Ckchanod

    02/01/2011 at 3:46 pm

    Sorry folks, today is Feb 1 and there is still no update. Damnnnnnnnmmmmmnnnnn!

  10. Anthony

    02/01/2011 at 4:31 pm

    It is never going to happen. I just spoke to Dell TS. They have no idea today was supposed to be the release date. Still feeding the same BS company line that they are working on it. Lol. They must employ Donkey’s in TS. It will not happen! At&t does not allow 2.2 on their network period. There is not on Android phone running 2.2.on their network. I just wish Dell would come clean and admit it. The truth will set them free!

  11. Doubledown

    02/01/2011 at 5:18 pm

    • Anthony

      02/01/2011 at 5:31 pm

      That’s on the new 4g network. That my friend is a different story. They charge way more and no Android 2.2 device is on the 3g network I should have specified. Dell Streak is a 3g device. I didn’t think I needed to specify that.

  12. Grahamiegram

    02/01/2011 at 6:53 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this update for a month now. When i purchased the Streak the sales guy to me it would have the 2.2 firmware already on it. That was a lie! If i dont see this update today by 8:59pm, I’m gonna return my Streak just before the store closes. Maybe I can piss someone off just as much as I’ve been.

  13. Jnicks805

    02/01/2011 at 7:17 pm

    Think it may be time for all of us to get together with a lawyer and get our hard earned money back.

    • ttime

      02/01/2011 at 9:01 pm


    • justjkm222

      02/09/2011 at 4:43 am

      i am up for ANY OF THAT ACTION!!!! this is what we need, to make somthing happen!!!!!!!!!!!! tell me where, when how much, how? i’ll do it!!!!!!!

  14. Archarte

    02/01/2011 at 9:49 pm

    I;m going to trade my Streak in for an iPhone 4 from Verizon. Can they really hold me to a contract when they never actually delivered the full product???

  15. ttime

    02/02/2011 at 12:22 am

    i work at best buy and i personally saw the message posted on my employee toolkit. I am also a very a disappointed dell streak owner

  16. KevDabney12

    02/02/2011 at 12:54 am

    Update Now Available!

    • Grahamiegram

      02/02/2011 at 1:27 am

      How did you get the update?

  17. Overhandright33

    02/02/2011 at 1:21 am


    Did you get the notification for your update or did you go to settings and check yourself? Mine is not available.

  18. juanfuerte

    02/02/2011 at 2:17 am

    Can anyone confirm they actually got the update?

  19. Deeno

    02/02/2011 at 2:42 am

    8:40PM CST – No update yet.

  20. Zamfield

    02/02/2011 at 2:54 am

    10pm est… no update!!

    Really is BS…

  21. Jpoirier587

    02/02/2011 at 3:34 am

    Installed dj steve’s latest rom and have not only 2.2 but gingerbread launcher, email app from the samsung tab, optimized os twice as fast as any other 2.2 device on the market with the option to overclock too 1.22 ghz on the processor, 720p video recording and tethering both wireless and usb.

    Weeks ago.

    You jelly?

    • ttime

      02/02/2011 at 4:03 am

      where do i go to find this? was it easy to install?

      • Jpoirier587

        02/02/2011 at 2:39 pm

        Just google streakdroid

        If you arnt familiar with flashing roms then yes it can be hard. If you don’t do it right you can brick your phone and you’ll have a shiny black paper weight. However take time to read the directions until it makes sense and you will be greatly rewarded. I take no responsibility if anything happens during the process.

        But let me tell you. The end result of getting streakdroid on the phone is indescribable. It is faster than any other stock rom on the market and the developer who made it its already starting work on bringing honeycomb to the streak. Guaranteed to have honeycomb months earlier than att will release it, if ever.

  22. C Haygan84

    02/02/2011 at 4:15 am

    10pm cst & not a darn. thing… smh

  23. Screwedchopped12

    02/02/2011 at 6:16 am

    Wtf its 12:12 central time n no update. I wanna no what’s going on. Is there something there hiding n not telling us. Ive been waiting for the update since the begining of December n they just keep giving me a line of bullshit

  24. StreakLESS

    02/02/2011 at 10:53 pm

    You are all mostly morons…. there IS no difference in Networks for AT&T between 3G and 4G… they use an overlying technology that carries two different frequency sets. With THAT said, There isn’t a 2.2 device out of the box available YET!… with ALL Of that said there is ONE thing I agree with!
    WHERE IS THE STREAK 2.2 UPDATE ALREADY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    • Anthony

      02/03/2011 at 2:08 pm

      He toolboy, use this overlying technology, my balls across your nose. It is a banwidth issue, that is why the dont want 2.2 on the 3g network. The 4g network is made to handle the consumption of a 2.2 like OS. Before you run your uninformed mouth get the facts straight. Calling people morons you dont know is a Toadboy thing to do. So “Mostly” shut your dillhole!

  25. Patricia

    02/07/2011 at 12:58 am

    Im freaking pissed the ffff off. I have been waiting since january 12th and now febuary 1st. Make up your ffff mind. I damand a ffff update. Alot of good apps you cant use 1.6 andriod. .SHY.

  26. Oleg

    02/07/2011 at 1:50 pm

    I have installed 2.2 a few month back changing baseband to 00. Works perfect.
    If you replace baseband 31 (at&t) to 00, you will be able to receive update OTA

    • Mikenba42

      02/08/2011 at 5:40 am

      how did u do it,, could u make instructions.. i would apreciate it..

      • Ridley

        02/09/2011 at 2:00 am

        Its rediculously hard. I am pretty good with computers and it is overwhelming to attempt. Just forget your streak and move on to a better phone. That is the bottom line!

    • Mrgax

      02/09/2011 at 9:45 am

      how do you change baseband i dint know that was possibel

  27. Oscar

    02/12/2011 at 11:37 pm

    i got 2.2 on my at&t dell streak…..its badass

    • Smokey_ace1817

      02/13/2011 at 2:18 pm

      How??? When att dont know anything about the phone or the update

  28. Brandon

    02/15/2011 at 7:35 pm

    Still nothing. Can we get an update to this story??

  29. Fritz56

    02/17/2011 at 10:50 am

    The update will be out Wednesday. Like, Wednes Day want to.

    • Chanakya

      02/20/2011 at 6:18 pm

      r u sure,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,does aany ony has proper information of the update

  30. Fritz56

    02/17/2011 at 10:50 am

    The update will be out Wednesday. Like, Wednes Day want to.

  31. Michael

    02/23/2011 at 6:11 pm

    I have a Streak I purchased from Best Buy for use with AT&T. I can unlock my phone once I get a non-AT&T SIM (I plan on going this week to get a T-Mobile SIM just to do this).

    This morning I called AT&T and also chatted with them at the same time, technical support, to ask about the 2.2 Update. The lady on the phone had never heard of the Dell Streak, and gave me the same answer as the lady in chat (who thought I was a girl, she called me Ms. then Mrs. so I guess I need to change my name from Michael to something more masculine).

    Please note, I have replaced my name with “xxCUSTOMERxx” for your reading pleasure.


    Wanda Reese: I will be more than happy to assist you.

    Wanda Reese: Hello Ms. xxCUSTOMERxx,to further assist you, I will need to access your account. Please send me the first and last name on the account and last four digits of the social security number.

    Wanda Reese: Determine the Firmware Version

    Wanda Reese: From the Home screen, tap Settings.

    Wanda Reese: Tap About phone.

    Wanda Reese: The firmware version will be displayed.

    Wanda Reese: Updates will be sent to the device via Text message as the updates arrive.

    Wanda Reese:

    xxCUSTOMERxx: hello

    Wanda Reese: Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

    xxCUSTOMERxx: that is apple

    xxCUSTOMERxx: i have a dell streak, not an iphone

    xxCUSTOMERxx: the firmware is 1.6 it is supposed to be updated to 2.2

    Wanda Reese: Thank you. I apologize about sending the wrong link. Here is the correct link: .

    xxCUSTOMERxx: dell already released the update to AT&T last year

    xxCUSTOMERxx: it is at&t that ust send it to all subscribers – go read the site yourself

    xxCUSTOMERxx: when are you goign to release it? it was supposed to be last year…

    Wanda Reese: I do apologize, I do not have a release date.

    Wanda Reese: Do you have any additional technical issues with your wireless device that I may assist you with today?

    Wanda Reese:

    Wanda Reese: Mrs. xxCUSTOMERxx, Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

    xxCUSTOMERxx: well

    xxCUSTOMERxx: i want to know why att refuses to release this required update to their user base, and they refuse to give a release date… this update is required to use a lot of the features available…

    xxCUSTOMERxx: so can you answer those 2 questions please….

    Wanda Reese: I do understand, however I do not have a release date.

    Wanda Reese: At the end of our chat, please include this type information on the survey. Please also leave a contact number. We can not reach all of our customers however we may need to speak with you . Would that be okay? This can make the difference, however we have not yet been given this release.

    xxCUSTOMERxx: ok

    Wanda Reese: Thank you for allowing the time to complete the survey and chat with us today.

    Wanda Reese: Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

    Wanda Reese: Thank you for selecting AT&T as your service provider. We appreciate your business. It has been my pleasure assisting you today. Please click the close button to end your session. A customer satisfaction survey will automatically appear and we would appreciate your feedback.

    xxCUSTOMERxx: well you are not able to asnwer the onky 2 questions i gave you, so no, not really

    Wanda Reese: Do not hesitate to call us if you need help with anything else.

    Wanda Reese: Thank you for visiting the AT&T Live Support Chat. It has been my pleasure to assist you today. We appreciate your business with us here at AT&T.

    Please click the button to end your session.

    Feel free to fill out the chat survey that appears which is based on this chat experience. Thank you for choosing AT&T as your wireless carrier. Have a great day. A customer satisfaction survey will automatically appear when you close the chat window and we appreciate your feedback.

  32. Test

    02/24/2011 at 2:44 am

    AT&T just released 2.2 update for dell streak today

  33. Cos2757

    03/01/2011 at 9:14 am

    I have backed up my data but cant update my streak, can anyone help please. My old streak updated great but dropped it an had to get new one now it on old android an i hate it. Please help

  34. Maroof

    04/10/2011 at 6:52 am

    today is April 10, 2011 and still on my streal no SW upgrade, i am still on 1.6 crappy Donut and dont know really if it would be worth to keep Dell Streak or switch to HTC.

  35. Asiantools763

    04/12/2011 at 4:36 am

    I manage to update my dell streak I used it for a week then an error appears about dell core went to bestbuy they gave me new unjt now i cant update sucks..

    • Jasunlives2

      05/06/2011 at 1:19 am

      Are people still on donut even now?? I bought one and it can came with 2.2 and unlocked right out of the box.

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