If you spend a couple of minutes reading through the #dellstreak hashtag on Twitter, it doesn't take long for you to see that many AT&T Streak 5 customers want to know when the Froyo update is coming their way. Same goes for Rogers customers in Canada. Today, I can answer that question—we're rolling it out to AT&T and Rogers customers now.
The update process is very similar to the process that Amy had blogged about. Soon, when you boot up your phone, you'll see a screen like the one below. From that point on, the process is pretty straightforward, but if you want to see it outlined in more detail, look back at Amy's post.
I know that many of you have waited for this update to come. We definitely appreciate your patience in getting to this point, and hope you enjoy the Streak with the update OS.
Once you upgrade to Froyo, here are some things you might want to check out:
- Flash support: Sure, down the road, HTML 5 will play a heavier role in mobile browsing, but the fact is that many sites on the web still use Flash.
- Twitter: Simply put, the recently-updated version 2.0 of the native Twitter client rocks.
- Skype: Video calling may not be an option yet, but if you use the app on your desktop or notebook it's a no-brainer to use it on Android. Plus, it's a useful option for cost-effective global calls.
- All kinds of browser options: Dolphin HD is great if you like to browse with several tabs open. Skyfire 3.2 is a great option if you like to share a lot of content. Mozilla's Firefox for Android which is in beta now also look to be a promising option. Most of these higher-end browser options require Android 2.0 or later.
The other new thing you'll notice is Dell's Stage software. Our goal with it is to make give you easier access to the apps and the files you use the most. To learn more about Stage, take a look at the Stage section of Amy's post, or spend a couple of minutes watching Jenn K. Lee's good overview over at Streak Smart.
Thanks again for the having the patience to get to this point. If you have some other apps you use all the time that require Android 2.0 or later, I'd love to hear about them in the comments.