Get Android 2.1 On Dell Streak

It was just yesterday we reported that the Dell Streak would be getting direct upgrade to Froyo, and skip the Éclair update totally. However, Streak owners in UK should rejoice as an Android 2.1 ROM for the phone leaked onDell-Streak2 the internet a few days ago. The sad news was that this leaked ROM would only work for Dell Streak handsets in UK, and not for the US handsets.

Nevertheless, the modding community did not lose hope and have found a workaround to flash this UK ROM on a US Dell Streak. However, users need to root their phone before proceeding with this process. Luckily there is an application call Universal Androot which will make the job of rooting the phone a lot easier. Also flashing this Android 2.1 ROM will wipe your Dell Streak clean so users are recommended to make a backup of their data.

Here is the step-by-step process on how to update your Dell Streak to Android 2.1.

HTC Desire Finally Launching in India

While most of the world is preparing for the impending launch of HTC Desire HD, India is set to finally get the original Desire. AndroidOS.in is reporting that that the Desire will soon be available across India for Rs 27,500. Although we are yet to receive any official world regarding the release date, some online retailers like Flipkart have already begun offering the Desire.

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HTC Desire boasts of a 3.7 inch AMOLED display, capacitive touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera and a 1400 mAh Li-ion battery. It will be launching with Android 2.1 (Éclair) running on a Snapdragon QSD8250 (1 GHz) processor. Hopefully, it will be upgraded to Froyo soon after launch.

Desire was one of the best Android phones when it came out. In fact, it still is an impressive device. However, it will face stiff competition from the Samsung Galaxy S i9000, which has a better CPU (Hummingbird) and a 4” SAMOLED screen.

Sony Ericsson “Smarter Is Coming” Countdown

It looks like Sony Ericsson have something up their sleeves. The Japanese company has put a countdown timer on their website with the Smarter is comingtagline. Below the countdown timer is the image of a mysteriousSony Ericsson Xperia device. According to GSMArena, this mysterious Xperia device is none other than the Xperia X10.

The folks increased the brightness of the image in a photo editing software, and compared the picture to an Xperia X10. The similarity between the two devices were more than enough to confirm that the mysterious device is the Xperia X10. Maybe Sony Ericsson is talking about the Android 2.1 update for the Xperia X10 here? After all, the update to the Android 2.1 OS will bring with it tons of new features to the X10. The Android 2.1 update will surely make the Xperia X10   smarter.

Sony Ericsson has already promised 720p HD video recording, DLNA and improved Timescape and MediaScape with the Android 2.1 update.   The company promised to release the update sometime in Q3 of this year. We will come to know about this in 13 hours from now. Keep patience until then folks!

Motorola Droid 2 “Unofficially Made Official”

The Motorola Droid was and still is one of the hottest Android phones around. When Motorola, along with Verizon launched the phone back in 2009, it set the sales chart on fire. Even though the phone is still selling well, thevzw-summer-catalog hardware inside has become dated. Many people expected Motorola to launch the successor of the Droid at the Droid X event held on 23 June, 2010. But Motorola and Verizon only announced the Droid X at that event.

However, many leaked pictures of the Droid 2 suggested that the phone is not far away from launch. Now Verizon has unintentionally made the Droid 2 official. BGR received the Verizon Summer/Fall catalogue from one of their sources which mentions about the Droid 2. The document even gives a sneak peek into the Droid 2 specs. The phone will feature a 1 GHz processor, a 5MP camera, and 3G mobile hotspot functionality. An 8GB memory card will also be pre-installed with the phone.

Since the Droid 2 features in the summer catalogue of Verizon, the device will be launched in the month of August..

HTC Droid Eris To Get A Software Update Soon

Droid-Life is reporting that the HTC Droid Eris is going to get a software update soon. The software update will not bring Froyo to the Eris. Instead the software update will improve the performance and enhance some features of the phone. A tipster at Droid-Life managed to get his hand on a leaked screenshot of the upcoming software update from Verizon.

The software update will improve the audio quality and audio control of the phone. It will also enhance the speed dial feature of the phone. The text, video and picture messaging ability of the phone will be improved as well. Other improvements include bluetooth pairing with a Jabra bluetooth headset. Also Droid users can now sync their Gmail contacts with their phone. The Weather/App widget of the HTC Sense UI has been improved as well.

The software update is expected to be rolled out to Droid Eris users at midnight on 17 July. It is nice to see HTC and Verizon rolling out a software update for such an old Android phone. Kudos to them!

HTC Wildfire Rooted

The HTC Wildfire is a low-end Android handset. The phone has a 3.2-inch capacitive display, with 240×320 resolution display. The phone is powered by a 528Mhz Qualacomm processor and packs in 384MB of RAM. The phone also has 512MB of ROM. The phone runs on the Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS. A 5MP camera, along with an LED flash at the back of the device is also present.

The phone hit the retail market just a few weeks ago. Now PaulOBrien – the guy behind rooting quite a few Android handsets has managed to root the Wildfire as well. The bootloader of the handset should be 0.80 or below. The ROM version should be also 1.14.xxxx.x or below. Users need to have a microSD card to be able to root their phones.

It is recommended that users should use either Windows 7 32-bit, or Mac OS X or any of the available linux distro’s. Here are the steps to root your HTC Wildfire.