November 8, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
Stage is Dell’s own custom Android interface, and it will be brought to the 5-inch Streak along with the Android 2.2 update for the device. In Japan, the update will apparently arrive in early December when the Streak is launched on the SoftBank network over there, but Streak owners in the U.S. and Europe are expected to get Froyo even sooner.
You might be able to beat Dell to the punch, though, since an unofficial Froyo build for the Streak with the Stage Launcher on it leaked out last month, and the UI has now been ported to other devices. Stage is basically a launcher with its own set of widgets, such as Social, Music, Contacts, Email, and so forth. Each widget takes up an entire screen, and the launcher has a horizontal app drawer that can be accessed by swiping upwards. If you rock a Froyo device with a WVGA resolution, you can try it for yourself by heading to the xda-developers. Root access is not required. Below is a video of the Stage UI running on an HTC Evo.