Android Phones

O2 Dell Streak 2.1 update going out now

September 3, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Dell

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American users of the Dell Streak may still be on Android 1.6, but Streak users on O2 are being treated to Android 2.1. O2 is currently sending out over the air updates that bring the Streak up from Donut to Éclair, and there are plenty of new features packed into the newer version of Dell’s custom Android experience.

The Streak is now capable of pinch-to-zoom multi-touch, 720p video recording, and multiple Exchange accounts. It has also been upgraded to include support for live wallpapers, a larger number of apps available for download, and several features/fixes previously unavailable in Android 1.6.

Streak users anxious to apply the update can search for it now by navigating to Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates. If all else fails, download at this link. Be sure to backup critical information because his update wipes everything on the phone! The SD card is not affected, but you will lose text messages and call logs, so use an app like SMS Backup+ or My Backup Pro to secure that information. Apps will be available to re-install the first time you log into the Android Market.

[Thanks, Liam!]