UK Dell Streak getting Android 2.1 on September 1st

Dell Streak owners can shed their last tears over Android 1.6, because Eclair is coming on Wednesday, well, in the UK at least.  O2 Streak owners will begin receiving the Android 2.1 update this Wednesday, September 1st, bringing some major speed improvements and many new features to the device.

Added: 720p video recording from the rear facing 5MP camera.
Added
: Native multi-touch support including gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom”.
Added
: Document editing via the QuickOffice application.
Added
: Support for ‘live wallpapers’.
Added
: Support for multiple mail accounts including Exchange email and contacts sync.
Improved
: Look and feel of phone dialer for managing calls.
Improved
: Application compatibility with apps in the Market requiring Android 2.0+.
Improved
: Many speed and performance optimisations.

As for US Streak owners, it’s been heavily rumored that Android 2.1 will be bypassed all together in favor of a straight update to Froyo.  No official word has been given by Dell or AT&T on the matter, however, so stay tuned.

[via TheRealityMobileProject]

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