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AT&T-locked Dell Streak users see updated Software Update page, Froyo still not available


It's not the message AT&T-locked Dell Streak users were hoping to see when checking for the long overdue and oft-delayed Android 2.2 (Froyo) update, but the landing page for the upgrade now redirects to a new address that shows an AT&T logo and an image of the Streak running the Dell Stage UI, a tell-tale sign of Froyo.

In light of the fact that AT&T hasn't updated any of its eligible handsets to 2.2 yet (not a single one!) and still doesn't acknowledge the Streak's existence, I would be very surprised if the Streak were on the receiving end of the carrier's first ever Froyo update.

Dell began pushing out the update to unlocked Streaks around the world in mid-November (list of eligible Streaks here), which was about 5 or 6 weeks after DJ_Steve emerged with the first beta build of what became the popular Froyo ROM known as StreakDroid (now at version 1.6.1), so AT&T-locked cusomters waiting for the official update have been waiting a very long time. I don't think any other group of Android 1.6-running Streak users exists in the world.

It's obvious how frustrated these people are when at least 30 of them contacted StreakSmart yesterday with tips about an updated landing page. A landing page!

Oh well. At least it's something.

[Dell Software Update] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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