Rumor: Froyo OTA update for AT&T-locked Dell Streak delayed until January

Streak-froyo-delay There's no reason to throw a fit over this right now because it's just a rumor, but I've heard some share-worthy news about the Android 2.2 update for the AT&T-locked Streak from an anonymous tipster who has a close friend who works at Dell.

The story goes that this friend recently received an email at work stating that the OTA update was going to be released on January 16th or 17th of next year (barring any further delays).

Dell's official Froyo update FAQ still states that Streaks purchased at Best Buy will be eligible for the update in December 2010, so until that changes or someone at the company makes an official announcement, take the January delay info for what it is: a rumor. I know that when you consider Dell's track record up to this point, it wouldn't really be that surprising if the delay is true, especially since the update FAQ previously said Best Buy Streaks would get Froyo on December 3rd, but let's not lose our heads over something that may turn out to be untrue.

If the update is being delayed until next year, however, then I think it's quite obvious that AT&T is mostly the one to blame. The carrier has done absolutely nothing to promote the device and although Dell can't come out and publicly point the finger at them (they have a business relationship to maintain, after all), AT&T has to be the main cause. Dell's Froyo build has been ready for weeks; all it needs before it can be rolled out to AT&T-locked units in the US is clearance/approval from AT&T.

I've got DJ_Steve's StreakDroid 1.4.6 running on my AT&T-locked Streak, but for the sake of all of you AT&T Streak owners still on Android 1.6 out there, I hope Dell is able to come through and prove that these "new dates" aren't true.

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