General US Dell Streak Upgrade Worth It?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rhonin, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. rhonin

    rhonin Member
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    This is a question for the US buyers of the Streak and those who looked and though about it....

    I currently have a Nexus One running 2.2.
    While I like the Streaks size and other options, the loss of 2.2 is too much in my opinion.
    Then there is the Dell said "2.2 by year end" - I'll be 3.0 by that time.

    and the downgrade to 1.6 results in:
    - noflash
    - no exchange (work won't use 2.1)
    - no portrait mode on home screen
    - some of my apps are 2.1 or higher
    - load to SD card....
    - hot spot

    Am I being too off base with this?
    Leave some comments and let me know what the new US users think...
     

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  2. Big D

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    I think you're answered your own question/made up your mind. If you already have a device running 2.2 and you can't go back then really you only have two options. Stick with your N1 and 2.2 and wait for Dell to release 2.2 for the Streak to make your decision or get it with 1.6 and wait for the update.
     
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  3. rhonin

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    After thinking about it and found someone with a Streak (got to play a bit) I decided I would be sacrificing too much functionality to go with Streak at this time.
    Not launching with at least 2.1 was a big mistake in my opinion.

    I'll stick with my Nexus One on 2.2 and wait.
    If the Streak gets 2.2 I'll take another look.

    Unless something else catches my eye first...... :eek:
     
  4. Big D

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    I pulled the trigger on the Streak because my wife broke her iPhone so I gave her mine and I wanted to move back to Android. So not coming from 2.2 I don't know what I'm missing (yeah right!) but I'm anxiously awaiting our update!
     
  5. nb_mitch

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    I see that the UK has a 2.1 release, I haven't pay too much attention to it since I don't have a device yet. Not sure if it is carrier specific?
     
  6. rhonin

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    I think it is ROM specific. That is designed to work with the uk version.
    I saw that some folks have rooted thier US streak and applied the 2.1 with good results.

    But nothing official yet.....
     
  7. Rev. Nathan

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    I have updated the AT&T version. There was some frustration, as the tutorial didn't work approximately as indicated -- I had to use two completely separate bootloaders for the two different ROMs. Other than some vague instructions in places, I did it and in about a couple of hours. Totally worth it, although O2 1.6 --> O2 2.1 does wipe your data. Also flash isn't on it? Anyways update if you have ants in the pants.
     
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