It took a few days longer than expected, but UK wireless carrier has begun offering Android 2.1 for the Dell Streak. The tiny tablet or oversized smartphone initially shipped with Google Android 1.6. The update adds support for multitoch gestures, live wallpapers, multiple email accounts, and 720p HD video recording.

You can grab the download from the Dell mobile web site, which also has instructions. Bear in mind, this update is intended for for O2 customers in the UK.

Dell and AT&T have no plans to offer an Android 2.1 update in the US, and instead will offer an upgrade to Google Android 2.2 later this year.

via MyDellMini

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3 replies on “O2 pushes Android 2.1 update for the Dell Streak in the UK”

  1. I’ve managed to download the update ok, but having zero luck actually running it. The volume/down and power key thing doesn’t seem to be working, and I’m not even certain I’ve put the .pkg file in the right place! Agh.

    1. Not sure why it didn’t work well for you, Lisa….

      I have rooted, USA Streak that I had already installed the previous build UK O2 2.1 update and it worked OK.

      So, downloaded and installed the new update and it went through install process and then rebooted itself and then voila! I had new build installed and works great….

      Maybe try installing it again?

      Have it connected to AC power while you do this….

      Hope this helps…

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