Dell streak 5 made heads turn when they were introduced into the market because of big 5 inch display screen. It can be considered as a tablet mobile phone because of its somewhat bigger size and features. This is a device that is very small enough to carry around and big enough in features to satisfy all your entertainment and official purposes. This model got a huge welcoming and achieved a good sales figure. The tablet is now discontinued in US, but still the company has come with an update for the same and that is very good news for its existing customers.
The new upgrade would update the firmware version to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The older versions used to run on Android version 1.6, Donut or Android version 2.2.The whole update will have a size of about 155 MB. It is developed by the efficient developing team at xda-developers. The users must have the version 350 of the recovery software prior to doing the update.
The news for the update has made a lot of Dell customers happy. The company has already launched a new version of the Dell streak sporting a 7 inch screen, but there seems to be no effort to upgrade its software version to Ice cream sandwich. So the original version is the one who is getting all the pampering than it’s younger, better sibling. Also by doing the update the older version will be completely overhauled to a new snazzier version so the device won’t look like coming from the Stone Age when pitched against the new competitors.
Usually a notification will come in the device prompting the user to do the update. If in any case that doesn’t happen, access the Dell website from the device to download it. You can also do it automatically by searching for device updates from the gadget itself. The new update would be found and installed. One important thing is that be sure to take back up all your contacts and data in the device before proceeding to do the update. This is because, in worst case scenario, anything happens to the device during the update all the data will be lost. So back up all the data to your computer or laptop using the backup suite and you can restore them, if needed, once the update is over.