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Dell Streak finally gets Gingerbread update

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Dell has finally released an official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the Streak 5, just as Android 4.0 is rolling out to newer devices.

Dell Streak 5
Dell Streak 5

Dell Streak 5 owners who couldn't wait for Gingerbread have been rooting to get it for quite a while, but now Dell has officially released Android 2.3.3 for the oversized phone. It includes the company's UI skin Stage 1.5.1 and Swype 2.27, but only supports English and Korean languages — xda-developers forum members are working on a full changelog.

If you've been customizing your software, you'll have to revert to stock recovery version 350, but those of you still on stock Froyo can just download the package, rename it "update.pkg," enter recovery mode, and follow the on-screen instructions. With a wave of Android 4.0 updates on the way, it might seem like Gingerbread is a bit outdated, but it's hard to complain about an update for a discontinued product.