Hats off to DJ_Steve from the XDA developers forum who has managed to successfully make Android 3.1 Honeycomb run on the Dell Streak – this is no mean task, considering the operating system was optimized for tablet use, making it a quantum leap of sorts from the Streak’s standard Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. Needless to say, the hack isn’t perfect – but it works. There are still a fair number of bugs to be worked out, and we do hope that additional details on the hack will be shared in due time.
Among the bugs involved include the 7″ tablet’s low native resolution of 800 x 480 pixels – that would mean having the Streak revert to an Android 2.3 user interface which is hidden within Android 3.1, hence making it necessary to increase the pixel density – this is normally the reversal that is done with Android devices. Apart from that, there is a not-so-urgent issue of the Streak being unable to awake from its slumber whenever it isn’t plugged in – this means you will need to turn it on again or go ahead for a reset.
There is also an older version of the Market and Music app which isn’t the same as the one on the Motorola Xoom and Transformer, while a messaging app has been built right into it as well. You willing to give it a go?
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