Here’s a bit of Android tablet-related news that isn’t a new tablet launch. Remember the Dell Streak 7? Dell’s 7-inch tablet was launched earlier this year with a mixed bag of specs, so to speak. Everything was looking fine, including its dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, but then Dell decided to slap a touchscreen with a resolution of just 800×480 onto the tablet. And, to add insult to injury, the Streak 7 has been running Android 2.2 Froyo all this time.
While nothing can be done about the display’s resolution (save for Dell releasing an updated Streak 7), the software is an easy fix. And, amazingly, Dell seems like it wants to do something about it.
The company has confirmed today that it will upgrade the Streak 7 to Android 3.2 Honeycomb. A few Streak 7 units running Honeycomb have been spotted at IFA. It’s almost vanilla Honeycomb here, with a touch of Dell’s Stage UI added in for good measure.
Unfortunately, a clear release date for the update hasn’t been announced yet. Of course we’re hoping that this hits the streets as soon as possible though. But if you haven’t yet bought a tablet and want a 7-incher, you may want to look at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 7.7. As nice as the Streak 7 is in other respects, 800×480 on a tablet is simply unforgivable from where we stand.