Timeframe for update remains unclear
Dell has reportedly committed to offering a Honeycomb update for the Streak 7 tablet. The device currently runs Android 2.2, which is focused on smartphone-size devices, however recent rumors suggested the company was working to outfit the Wi-Fi models with a tablet-optimized variant of the mobile OS. The official confirmation points to Android 3.2 as the chosen build, rather than an earlier version.
Streak 7 Wi-Fi to get Android 3 soon, 3G never
The Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi tablet will get an official over-the-air update to Android 3.0 in September, an anonymous source told StreakSmart. Exactly what else will come as part of the update isn't known, but the OS should make a significant improvement to battery life. This is because the current build constantly pings the server and thus drains the battery.
Streak 7 copied by Welldone, gets 1.2GHz CPU
Dell's Streak 7 tablet has been copied by an outfit called Welldone and is now available for order from China. Unlike the genuine gadget, it can make phone calls and has Android 2.3 preloaded rather than Android 2.2. The battery also has a slightly larger capacity, at 3,000mAh versus 2,780mAh.
T-Mobile expands HSPA+ network, promises 42Mbps
T-Mobile's HSPA+ network has just expanded to ten new cities, the carrier announced on Tuesday. The country's largest such network is now available in Ames, Iowa; Anderson, Indiana; Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Jackson, Michigan; Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado; Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas; Springfield, Illinois and Wichita Falls, Texas. Devices capable of supporting the higher speeds at T-Mobile include the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile G2 and myTouch 4G smartphones as well as the Dell Streak 7.